COVID-19: For Nonprofits
The LA County Disaster Help Center is here to help nonprofits affected by the coronavirus health emergency. We’ve identified a number of valuable resources designed specifically to assist nonprofit organizations that may be facing adversities due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
L.A. Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund
The County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles, in partnership with institutional and corporate philanthropy, have come together to create the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund. The fund will offer loan and grant resources to micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profits. Applications are currently closed.
Disaster Assistance for Damage from Bobcat Fire
Disaster recovery loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are now available to Los Angeles County residents and businesses who suffered damage as a result of the Bobcat wildfire that began on Sept. 6, 2020. Businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, and homeowners may be eligible for loans.
L.A. COVID-19 Community Equity Fund
The County COVID-19 Community Equity Fund, a program by the Departments of Health Services and Public Health, will form partnerships with selected grassroots CBOs that possess cultural and linguistic expertise and their community’s trust to reach historically under-resourced and hard-to-reach communities.
Free, Short-term Technical Assistance
The Nonprofit Impact Team is a program of the Trauma Prevention Initiative of The Office of Violence Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. They are offering free, short-term technical assistance to community-based organizations who need help addressing organizational challenges resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
California Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program - COVID-19
Eligible nonprofits located in California with 1-750 employees that have been negatively impacted or experienced disruption by COVID-19 can use the disaster relief loan guarantee program. For more information contact California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) via email at COVID19loan@ibank.ca.gov
CARES Act Guide for Small Business and Nonprofits
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, allocated $350 billion to help small businesses and nonprofits. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to eligible organizations. These loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed into law on March 18, contains paid leave provisions relevant to arts organizations, artists and arts workers, including paid leave mandates for employees, relief for employers (including nonprofit employers) that provide the paid leave, and comparable leave provisions for self-employed workers.
Small Business Administration Disaster Loans
Businesses of any size and most private nonprofit organizations may apply to the SBA for a loan to recover after a disaster. The application link is now open for any California business wishing to apply for a disaster loan related to economic damage from the COVID-19 health crisis. You can also contact the Small Business Administration Disaster Loan center by calling 800.659.2955.
CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY LOANS GUIDE AND CHECKLIST FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND NONPROFITS
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has compiled a checklist for nonprofits on emergency loans and the eligibility criteria, costs, and details for each.
CLOSED: The IE Funders Alliance Rapid Response Fund has been established by the Funders Alliance of San Bernardino & Riverside Counties to provide critical and timely support for nonprofits providing services in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the negative impact it will have on vulnerable people and communities.
CLOSED: The J. Paul Getty Trust will create a $10 million COVID-19 relief fund to support Los Angeles-based non-profit museums and visual arts organizations in response to the coronavirus crisis. The fund will provide emergency operating support and recovery grants to small and mid-size organizations located in Los Angeles County. The efforts will focus on museums and arts non-profits that contribute significantly to the region’s artistic diversity and are facing great difficulty during the coronavirus crisis.
FOURTH ROUND COMING SOON: LISC will use Verizon funding to provide grants of up to $10,000 to businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19—especially entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically underserved communities who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital.
CLOSED: The Long Beach Coronavirus Relief Fund will support community-based organizations at the frontlines of the coronavirus response in the Long Beach area. Grants will be made to support approved 501(C)3 nonprofit, educational, and governmental organizations working on these efforts. Funds donated to this Long Beach Relief Fund through June 5, 2020 will be used exclusively for assistance to Long Beach residents impacted by Coronavirus.
CLOSED: The Kinkade Family Foundation is providing Emergency Grants for humanitarian nonprofit organizations that are supporting women, children, families or art initiatives. One-time grants of up to $2,500 are provided for unexpected emergencies related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
PHASE 1 CLOSED; PHASE 2 BY INVITATION ONLY: The PCF COVID-19 Response Fund provides flexible resources to Pasadena-based organizations as they respond to the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus and quarantines. PCF has made an initial commitment of $100,000 to provide local relief, and donors may make charitable gifts to the fund that will benefit both urgent and long-term community needs.
CLOSED: The Eisner Foundation has created a new Rapid Response grant program that will provide Los Angeles County-serving organizations with grants to serve older adults and combat social isolation. Ideally, these grants would invest in technological solutions or other logistical needs so that organizations can adapt quickly now, and have better infrastructure in place for their long-term work.
CLOSED. MORE OPPORTUNITIES MAY FOLLOW: The Tegan and Sara Foundation remains committed to uplifting the LGBTQ+ community, especially as current times have left queer people uniquely disadvantaged. Grants are provided to/for projects and initiatives meeting the needs of the LGBTQ+ community caused by COVID-19; youth creators, activists, and organizations; small nonprofits; projects that need starter funding to get off the ground, and initiatives that specifically benefit intersectionally marginalized groups, including LGBTQ+ people of color, trans communities, and rurally-based LGBTQ+ populations.