Resources for Nonprofits
Your nonprofit has unique challenges and needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources are intended to help you regroup, plan for success, and move forward. Please check back frequently and contact us if you know of a resource not listed that should be.
Unity in the Community - Kitsap's COVID-19 Response Fund hosted by Kitsap Community Foundation and United Way of Kitsap will offer flexible funding to nonprofits in critical need due to COVID-19. They are currently seeking proposals to reduce stress and build resilience for families in our community. Click here to submit an idea and a request for a funding amount.
Community Response Fund hosted by Bainbridge Community Foundation provides limited financial resources to nonprofits for urgent health and human service needs on Bainbridge Island, especially during times of economic hardship or human or natural disaster.
Giving Compass and National Center for Family Philanthropy's directory of Coronavirus and COVID-19 Funds is where you will find a range of vetted funds addressing immediate and long-term needs related to coronavirus and COVID-19.
Small business disaster loans of up to $2M for operating costs to maintain business, with no payments for 12 months. It takes 4 weeks from application to funding for the EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan). For assistance with the loan document prep, here are the local SBA preferred partners: Kitsap Score and Kitsap SBDC.
Humanities Washington will provide rapid-response funding to humanities organizations facing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus. Grants of between $2,500 to $5,000 will be made to Washington State nonprofit cultural organizations that provide humanities programming, and that are facing financial hardship due to the coronavirus. Grants are for general operating expenses or specific projects. No match is required. Applications will be reviewed weekly by a grant review panel, between the dates of April 15 – May 31. Applicants will receive a decision or request for additional information within 10 business days of submission. Apply now
ArtsWA will provide rapid-response funding up to $5,000 to non-profit and fiscally sponsored arts groups and organizations that are facing financial hardship due to economic impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding, in the form of grants, is provided by the CARES Act via the National Endowment for the Arts. Learn more and apply by May 31.
The WESTAF CARES Relief Fund provides general operating support to eligible arts and culture organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be assessed on the following criteria: inclusivity, demonstrated need, artistic and cultural merit, and public and community benefit. Awards of up to $20,000 will be made to organizations across the WESTAF 13-state region with at least one grant awarded per state. This funding, in the form of grants, is provided by the CARES Act via the National Endowment for the Arts. Organizations may apply beginning May 6. Learn more and apply here.
Human Resources/Employer Info
CDC Resources for Businesses and Employers to plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus.
Davis Wright Tremaine Practical Considerations for Employers
NY Times Article: Who Qualifies for Paid Leave Under The New Law?
U.S Department of Labor Coronavirus Resources
501 Commons offers a list of resources and technology tools to help your nonprofit work remotely.
Julia Campbell is a nationally-known nonprofit marketing expert who has created a Nonprofit Coronavirus Resources list.
Our state's association for nonprofits is Washington Nonprofits. They help nonprofits learn, increase their influence, and connect with people and resources.
AT&T is helping you work and learn remotely – Businesses, universities and schools can keep their teams and classrooms connected through conference calls and video conferencing with Cisco Webex Meetings with AT&T for 90-days, and seamlessly forward calls to both mobile and landline phones with AT&T IP Flexible Reach. Learn more
Zoom web conferencing is offering free accounts to support nonprofits during the COVID crisis. Use this tool to hold and record virtual meetings and trainings.