Resources to assist nonprofits and small business

Raza Development Fund is compiling a list of resources (at the national, state, and city levels) available to assist nonprofits and small business during this time of crisis response.

This is not a comprehensive list; we are simply adding financial resources as we become aware of them. This resource list is a snapshot in time and additional information may be found with each source organization.  If you see a fund that is granting money to nonprofits or small businesses that is not on this list, please email Monica Ballesteros, so that we can add that information to the resource listing below.


United Way of Central Alabama, Inc.

– The Human Needs Assistance Fund is designed to supplement agencies’ abilities to meet basic human needs during a crisis.


2-1-1 Arizona

COVID-19 Information & Resources.


Arizona Together

Governor Doug Ducey launched the Arizona Together initiative to support Arizonans during the COVID-19 outbreak, connecting individuals and businesses to resources.


Arizona Together

Governor Doug Ducey launched the Arizona Together initiative to support Arizonans during the COVID-19 outbreak, connecting individuals and businesses to resources.


Arizona Community Foundation

The Arizona COVID-19 Community Response Fund was established by the Arizona Community Foundation to support immediate and long-term needs associated with the outbreak of COVID-19 in Arizona.


Arkansas Community Foundation

The fund will provide rapid-response grants to nonprofit organizations working on the front lines.

California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development Department

Small Business Emergency Microloan Program now provides financing needed to strengthen small business affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

California, San Diego

United Way of San Diego County

San Diego Worker Assistance Initiative will provide flexible resources to individuals impacted by layoffs and reduced working hours implemented by employers.

California, San Francisco

San Francisco Office of Economic & Workforce Development

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans now available to San Francisco small businesses, offering up to $2M in assistance.

California, Sacramento

Sacramento Region Community Foundation

Funding opportunities in response to emergencies occurring in the capital area.


Hartford Foundation

The Foundation is prepared to respond to inquiries from nonprofits that are directly addressing resident needs during the crisis.


Delaware Division of Small Business

Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (HELP) will provide funds to some of the businesses and nonprofits in the state most significantly impacted by Coronavirus.

District of Columbia

DC Planning and Economic Development

District of Columbia are investing $25 million in the COVID-19 Recovery Effort and the DC Small Business Recovery Microgrants Program.


Florida Disaster Loan

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is currently available to small business owners located in all Florida counties statewide that experienced economic damage as a result of COVID-19.

Massachusetts, Berkshire County

Berkshire Taconic and the Berkshire United Way

COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund for Berkshire County.

Massachusetts, Boston

The Boston Foundation

Fund is currently focused on providing general operating support grants to nonprofits whose operations address the basic needs of vulnerable populations that are under additional strain due to the pandemic.


Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Immediate grant support for businesses hardest hit by COVID-19.

Minnesota, St. Croix Valley

St. Croix Valley and United Way Washington County East

Grants for The COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley.

Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Montana

Otto Bremer Trust

In response to COVID-19, the Otto Bremer Trust (OBT) has established a fund through its subsidiary to provide financial support to Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Montana nonprofits and other community organizations impacted by and responding to the pandemic.


Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Missouri Foundation for Health, Cover Foundation, Commerce Trust Company

Grants available for agencies serving vulnerable citizens affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Missouri, Kansas City

Greater Kansas City Community Foundatio

The Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund will prioritize community-based organizations serving the greater Kansas City region.

Missouri, St. Louis

St. Louis Community Foundation

A coalition of philanthropic and chamber organizations brought together by the St. Louis Community Foundation have created the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund.


U.S. Small Business Administration

0% INTEREST LOAN PROGRAM – 0% interest loans available to qualifying local small, minority, and women-owned businesses. Loans range from $500 to $100,000 and can be used to help start-up or existing business.


U.S. Small Business Administration

The SBA offers disaster assistance in the form of low-interest loans to businesses, renters, and homeowners located in regions affected by declared disasters.

National exception of CA, TX, SD, AL

Honeycomb Crowdfunded Small Business Relief Loans

National exception of CA, TX, SD, AL. – Honeycomb Crowdfunded Small Business Relief Loans – Community-sources loans for small business impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19)



Kiva lenders have shown their commitment to providing financial assistance to all by making 0% interest loans to entrepreneurs in the U.S

New Jersey - Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania and Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland counties in New Jersey.

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and South New Jersey Area

Grants for 501(c)(3) organizations in the qualified areas. Grant amount will be allocated based on operating budget.

New Jersey

Community Foundation of New Jersey

COVID-19 Response Fund to pool resources to address both the short-term and long-term impact of this crisis.

New Mexico

New Mexico Economic Development Department

The New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) has created a program to assist businesses seeking emergency loans or lines of credit to deal with negative economic impacts from COVID-19.

New Mexico

LEDA Zero-Percent Interest Loans

Loans limited to expenditures for land, building and infrastructure.

New Mexico

State Investment Council

On March 24, 2020 the State Investment Council voted to provide a credit line of $100 million to provide financial relief for medium and large businesses.

New Mexico

Albuquerque Community Foundation and United Way of Central New Mexico

Albuquerque Community Foundation (“the Foundation”) and the United Way of Central New Mexico (“UWCNM”) have teamed up on a joint venture to deploy an Emergency Action Fund.

New Mexico

Los Alamos Community Foundation

Nonprofit Emergency Response Funds, as a hub for accepting donations from individuals, foundations, and businesses and distributing 100% of those funds rapidly to nonprofits, with priority to those on the front lines of COVID-19 response.

New Mexico

Santa Fe Community Foundation

– Santa Fe Community Foundation, in collaboration with an ever-growing list of partners, nonprofits and local governments, is activating the COVID-19 Response Fund.

New York

NYC Small Business Services

The City is also offering small businesses with fewer than 5 employees a grant to cover 40% of payroll costs for two months to help retain employees.

Northern Mississippi, Western Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas

Community Foundation of Greater

Memphis – In this first phase, we are prioritizing community-based organizations that are serving communities and individuals who are immediately and disproportionately suffering from this crisis.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Foundation

COVID-19 Response Fund Grants will be awarded to support nonprofit organizations providing direct assistance to Rhode Islanders with financial need or demonstrable hardship resulting from COVID-19 and not otherwise covered by other resources.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants

Small Businesses that need help with emergency continuity planning based on FEMA guidance and best practices.

South Carolina

Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina

This Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations in our region working with priority groups, including senior citizens, children, health-compromised, and workers in the hospitality and tourism industry in our nine-county service area of Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton and Horry counties.

South Carolina

Central Community Foundation

The Midlands Community Response Fund will support nonprofits in the 11-county region that are providing direct services in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.


City of Austin

Austin-Travis County are highlighting the range of services provided by public sector and community and economic development partners to help people in the service, events, music and other industries who are likely to be impacted most by the restrictions.


City of Dallas

COVID-19 Financial Assistance Resources.


City of San Antonio

Resources for San Antonio Residence and Businesses.

Washington State

Seattle Office of Economic Development

The City of Seattle will commit approximately $1.5 million in one-time Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to the Small Business Stabilization Fund, an emergency fund that provides working capital grants in amounts up to $10,000 to qualifying small businesses.

Washington State


Amazon is creating a $5 million Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund to provide cash grants to Seattle small businesses that need assistance.

North Carolina

Thread Capital

In response to the unique economic challenges of COVID-19, a consortium of public, private and nonprofit partners have come together and launched an innovative recovery-lending program to support entrepreneurs.

North Carolina

VAE Raleigh

This fund has been created to support creative individuals who have been financially impacted by gig cancellations due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

North Carolina

Golden Leaf Foundation

The North Carolina COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Lending program supports North Carolina small businesses and family farms as they recover from the economic impact of COVID-19.

Western North Carolina

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina

The purpose of the Emergency and Disaster Response Fund (EDRF) is to provide funding for human service organizations in addressing basic needs that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

North Carolina

Outer Banks Community Foundation

The primary goal of COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants is to enable nonprofits to adapt, expand, or initiate vital services to the Outer Banks through the Coronavirus crisis.


Lakewood Business Rent Relief Fund

Businesses must be located in Lakewood, have 50 employees or less, and must operate out of a commercial or retail storefront (home-based businesses do not qualify).


Columbus Foundation

The Columbus Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund has been activated to help Franklin County nonprofit organizations that are responding to the spread of COVID-19 and experiencing financial challenges by doing so.


The Dayton Foundation

The Dayton Foundation and the United Way will administer the grantmaking process with an oversight committee of funders.

New York

City of New York

NYC Employee Retention Grant Program. The City is offering small businesses with fewer than 5 employees a grant to cover 40% of payroll costs for two months to help retain employees.

New York

City of New York

NYC Small Business Continuity Loan Fund. Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who have seen sales decreases of 25% or more will be eligible to apply for zero interest loans of up to $75,000 to help ensure business continuity.


City of Beaverton

This relief program prioritizes small businesses in the city of Beaverton, allowing the businesses to reopen after the pandemic.


Oregon Community Foundation

Oregon-based nonprofit organization affected by the COVID-19 virus


Oregon Pacific Bank

Community Emergency Loan Fund.


Oklahoma City Foundation

Qualifying organizations include 501(c)(3) nonprofits, churches, government agencies and schools providing direct services and assistance to individuals who have been impacted by COVID-19. Email Letter of Inquiry at link above.