LISC-Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Verizon are teaming up to provide grants of up to $10,000 to businesses affected by 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. Learn more and register for updates on next round in mid-April.
Greater Washington Community Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
The Community Foundation established the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to support local nonprofits leading emergency preparedness and response efforts to help mitigate the impact on disproportionately affected communities in our region. Through this fund, we are focused on addressing lost wages, providing relief for small businesses and gig economy workers, expanding access to medical services, and meeting the unique needs of people experiencing homelessness, among other needs. Learn more about the emergency response fund.
National Restaurant Association Restaurant Employee Relief Fund
The National Restaurant Association Restaurant Employee Relief Fund was created to help restaurant industry employees experiencing extraordinary hardship in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Through this fund, grants will be made to restaurant industry employees who have been impacted by COVID-19, including a decrease in wages or loss of employment. More information: https://rerf.us/.
Facebook Small Business Grant Program
Facebook announced a $100 million grant for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 and launched the Business Resource Hub, which features recommendations to help small businesses stay connected to customers and stay on track. More information: https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants.
CAH-NEA CARES ACT Grant - The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH), in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), is soliciting applications from qualified District-based arts, humanities, arts education, service organizations, and individual artists and humanities practitioners that have been impacted by COVID-19 for its CAH-NEA Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act grant program. Award amounts vary. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm. More information and application instructions are available online.
Americans for the Arts is providing up-to-date COVID-19 news and resources for the arts and culture field.
The American Alliance of Museums has compiled a guide to help museums prepare internally and externally for outbreaks in their communities.
ArtsReady, an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, is adding updates daily.
The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) has pulled together resources to help you and your team prepare for and respond to the potential impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Billboard has a state-by-state listing of resources for professional musicians.
This COVID-19 & Freelance Artists list contains general resources, advocacy links, and a growing list of funding opportunities.
Creative Capital has a comprehensive list for artists working in all disciplines, organizations trying to steady the boat, and anyone working to create the new normal.
DC’s Capital Bop has posted a list of resources for DC jazz artists and audiences.
The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland is offering pro bono consultations to any US-based non-profit arts or culture organization, between March and June 2020, as a response to the mounting effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Joan Mitchell Foundation has posted a COVID-19 Emergency Resources for Visual Artists listing that breaks opportunities out by regions, as well as nationally.
NAPAMA (North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents) has posted a list of resources, including information related to airfare refund and/or cancellation policies, emergency fund and relief programs, sample communications, and more.