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As arts organizations, nonprofits, and small businesses are impacted by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we look to share resources to support our community. This is a non-comprehensive list of emergency relief funds and resources as we navigate this moment together. Many relief packages are being rolled out at the federal, state, and local levels, so please check in with your local agencies.

This page is an evolving list of resources for information, exchange, and support in this time. Accuracy at any given point cannot be guaranteed as this is a fast-moving and evolving situation. Please be in touch with updates or resources to add.

Emergency resources and relief funds for arts organizations, nonprofits and small businesses:

 

Artplace Webinar on applying for CARES Act funding through the NEA – (USA)

 

Artspace Consulting Pro Bono Services – (USA)

 

Arts for Illinois – (Illinois)
https://artsworkfund.org/

 

Bush Foundation Resource List for Nonprofits – (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota)
https://www.bushfoundation.org/covid-19-resources

 

Clifton Larson Allen COVID-19 Resource Livestreams – (USA)
https://www.claconnect.com/events/2020/cla-livestream-series


Dear Non-Profits, Small Businesses, Artists, Freelancers, Gig Workers, Self-Employers, Part-Timers, and Solo Shop Warriors Wondering What’s Next: This Money is For You. Please Take It.

https://medium.com/@amandalkool/dear-non-profits-small-businesses-freelancers-etc-this-money-is-for-you-please-take-it-b853196005ce

 

Decolonizing Wealth Fund
https://www.decolonizingwealth.com/fund

 

East Central Regional Arts Council Emergency Response Grants – (Minnesota)
https://www.ecrac.org/grants/organization/covid-19-emergency-response-grant-arts-organizations

 

GiveMN Fundraising Consulting – (Minnesota)
https://givemn.appointlet.com/

 

Jenie Gao: Small Business Administration from an artist's perspective
https://learningtosee.jenie.org/sba-disaster-loan-artists-edition-what-you-need-to-know/

 

Local Initiatives Support Corporation Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund – (National)
https://www.lisc.org/covid-19/verizon-small-business-recovery-fund/

 

Metro Regional Arts Council Emergency Relief Fund – (Twin Cities Area, Minnesota)
https://mrac.org/grants/emergency-relief-fund/

 

Minneapolis Gap Funding Plan – (Minneapolis, MN)

 

Minnesota Humanities Center CARES Fund  – (Minnesota)

 

Minnesota Lawyers for the Arts – (Minnesota)
https://springboardforthearts.org/resources-access/legal-assistance/

 

Minnesota-based Legal Coronavirus Resources – (Minnesota)
https://springboardforthearts.org/resources-access/legal-assistance/coronavirus/

 

Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Coronavirus Resources page – (Minnesota)
http://artsmn.org/coronavirus/

 

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Coronavirus Resources – (Minnesota)
https://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/covid-19-what-nonprofits-should-know

https://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/docs/default-source/coronavirus/2020-grants-directory--special-edition.pdf

 

Minnesota Council on Foundations Coronavirus Response, including Minnesota Recovery Fund – (Minnesota)
https://mcf.org/coronavirus-resources

 

MNDEED Coronavirus Information for Employers – (Minnesota)
https://mn.gov/deed/newscenter/covid/employers/

 

MNDEED Small Business Emergency Loans – (Minnesota)
https://mn.gov/deed/business/financing-business/deed-programs/peacetime/

 

National Council of Nonprofits Webinars
Recording of webinar: "Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean for Nonprofits?"
Slide deck from webinar: "Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean for Nonprofits?"

 

Propel Nonprofits – (Minnesota)
https://www.propelnonprofits.org/
https://www.propelnonprofits.org/covid-19-resources-for-nonprofits/

 

Saint Paul Bridge Fund – (St. Paul, MN)
https://www.stpaul.gov/saint-paul-bridge-fund

 

Small Business Association Disaster Loan Assistance – (USA, based on disaster declaration)
https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
Guide to CARES Act here [PDF]
Guide to Paycheck Protection program here [PDF]


Small Business Relief Initiative – (USA)
https://www.gofundme.com/c/small-business-relief-initiative-and-fund-faqs


Save Small Business Fund of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation – (USA)

https://savesmallbusiness.com/


The Arts Partnership – (Fargo, ND)

https://www.theartspartnership.net/the-arts-partnership-creates-the-arts-organization-emergency-relief-fund/

 

United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund (Midwest)
https://www.artsmidwest.org/programs/resiliencefund

 

University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine COVID-19 Arts Response – (USA)
https://covid.response.arts.ufl.edu/


U.S. Department of Labor Families First Act Information – (USA)

https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave

 

USDA matrix of rural resources [PDF] – (National)

 

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts – (USA, with regional chapters)
https://vlaa.org/get-help/other-vlas/


WESTAF CARES Relief Fund for Organizations – (Western USA)
https://westafcares.gosmart.org/

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Donate to the Emergency Relief Fund

We have set up a fundraiser to expand the Personal Emergency Relief Fund, so that we can continue to support artists, contractors, and freelancers in Minnesota who have lost income due to Coronavirus/COVID-19. Please click below to give online, or send a check to:

Springboard for the Arts
Attn: Individual Giving
262 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55103

If you have any questions about individual giving, please contact Katie Hae Leo, Development Director, at katiehl@springboardforthearts, or 651-292-4381.

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Coronvirus Resources Page

See our collection of local and national resources for artists and creative workers responding to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

See the list