Resources For CBOs to Address Impact of Coronavirus

We will be regularly updating this page with free or low-cost resources for nonprofits to help navigate the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).
 


Funding

Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund - RFP

NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund

Robin Hood COVID-19 Relief Fund

NYC Employee Retention Grant Program

Open Road Alliance Response to COVID-19
 

Trinity Church has created a rapid response fund to provide one-time grants of up to $25,000 for their current grantees who are working with communities that are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

Asian American Impact Fund is announcing grants from $1000-2000 for nonprofits providing assistance to the API community in rapid response to COVID-19.

Center for Disaster Philanthropy has created a response fund dedicated to nonprofits in regions with a large number of people affected by COVID-19 who work with vulnerable populations, such as seniors, people with disabilities, immigrants, and hourly workers. 

No Kid Hungry: Community-based organizations and school districts can submit inquiries for emergency grants to support local nutrition programs.


Free Resources for Remote Work

GoToMeeting is providing critical front-line service providers, including eligible healthcare providers, educational institutions, municipalities, and non-profit organizations as well as any current LogMeIn customer with free, organization-wide use of many LogMeIn products for 3 months through the availability of Emergency Remote Work Kits.

Google is providing free access to its advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally including: 

  • Larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call
  • Live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain 
  • The ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive

These features are typically available in the Enterprise edition of G Suite and in G Suite Enterprise for Education, and will be available at no additional cost to all customers until July 1, 2020. 

FreeConferenceCall.com provides HD audio conferencing, screen sharing and video conferencing with up to 1000 participants. Sign up for a free account.

Microsoft is offering a six-month trial for the premium version of Microsoft Teams, and starting March 10, it will allow as many users as possible to join a Team (using its free version), and everyone on the free version of Teams will be allowed to schedule video calls and conferences.

Nonprofit expert Beth Kantor offers her tips for How To Facilitate Effective Virtual Meetings.

TechSoup highlights a variety of resources for remote work, including how to access free computers through its refurbished hardware program. You can also stream their virtual workshop on Managing the Impact of COVID-19 on Nonprofits

Wethos has created an Insight Guide on Building a Fully-Remote Team.

Mobilize offers 7 organizing strategies in a time of social distancing.

Equality Labs has created a new resource on digital security and how to protect yourself as your team moves to remote work.


Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning

Nonprofit New York is providing a free sample business continuity and disaster recovery plan to help organizations outline what to do in case of the disasters. The organization is also hosting a free Emergency Planning for Nonprofits training on April 8th and April 20th. 

Nonprofit HR has created a digital hub for Coronavirus digital information portal: Information, Resources, and Evolving News for Social Impact Organization Strategies and Planning.

Nonprofit COVID-19 Resource List from nonprofit expert Beth Kantor


Communciations

Talking About Coronavirus: Centering Language around Inclusion, Empowerment, and Justice

Tips to manage your nonprofit’s communications during the COVID-19 crisis

10 Ways Inclusive Leaders Can Mitigate Bias When Communicating About Coronavirus

The Communications Network Triage Kit


Legal Assistance to Protect Your Nonprofit

Lawyers Alliance provides legal assistance and information to strengthen nonprofits that are providing critical human and social services throughout New York City during this unusual time. It has created a webpage, which will be updated as the coronavirus situation evolves and is better understood. Included on this page is a new Legal Alert for nonprofit employers.

Debevoise and Plimpton has developed a Coronavirus Checklist for Employers 
 


Guidance for Events