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Nonprofit Pandemic Resources


We know you have new Covid-19 resources and references coming to you daily and it is overwhelming.

Each of our weekly Not-for-profit News e-newsletters will highlight the best new resources we have found and then they will be added to our website for future reference.

If you know of a great resource that we haven’t highlighted, please send it to indynews@notforprofitnews.com.

Stay up-to-date on COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Provides resources for communities and regular updates.

Indiana State Board of Health: ISDH provides daily state news and guidance updates.

SAVI Community Information System: The Polis Center created this information hub to help practitioners, policy makers and grant writers during the COVID-19 public health crisis. It includes dashboards, data, and maps about Indiana’s situation (Tracking Indiana COVID-19 Cases, Indiana County-Level Cases and Risks, Central Indiana Neighborhood-Level Risk Estimates).

General questions for small business/nonprofits

Indy Chamber Rapid Response Hub: Resource for nonprofits/small business to pose questions.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program: Indiana is an approved state to receive U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest loans for nonprofits at 2.75% that are severely impacted by COVID-19. Users report that SBA is taking about 500 applications daily and receipt of funds can take 30+days.

Financial resources for employees and organizations

Financial resources employees

Coronavirus aid, relief, and economic security act (CARES Act). The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27. The National Council of Nonprofits pulled together an analysis summarizing the outcomes on issues of interest to nonprofits sector-wide.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law March 18. It provides relief for those affected by COVID-19. The new law will be effective no later than April 2 and provides for paid leave for employees and payroll tax credits for business owners and self-employed individuals.

Indianapolis.gov: City of Indianapolis site offers specific help with utilities, food, individual support, artist support. Similarly. other Indiana cities have set up websites to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marion County Commission on Youth (McCoy): This resource page is for young people and their families to help connect make connections to the supports they need during this unprecedented.


Financial resources nonprofits

Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund: Latest update on CERF and inquiring human service agencies can email at covid-19cerf@uwci.org.

Community Foundations Coronavirus Relief Efforts: The Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative is complying a list of response funds from community foundation. Updated as funds are announced.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program: Indiana is an approved state to receive U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest loans for nonprofits at 2.75% that are severely impacted by COVID-19.

National Center for Family Philanthropy: NCFP hosts an interactive map of local COVID-19 funds and with regular updates (3/22/2020: Boone, Bloomington/Monroe County).

Fundraising during this period

COVID-19: Philanthropy in a changing landscape: Johnson, Grossnickle + Associates’ provide suggestions for staying the course.

5 Nonprofit Finance Must-Do’s in the Time of COVID: The Nonprofit Quarterly shares steps for organizations struggle to take to increase likelihood of success.

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy:The coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected many aspects of society so far. How will it affect philanthropy? University scholars are providing their expertise. The site is updated regularly.

The power of positivity and staying the course: Aly Sterling suggests four things to begin doing immediately to position your organization to be competitive once there is some normalcy.

Business legal, HR issues and resources

BoardSource: What board members should be doing now.

Charitable Allies legal advice in webinar and Q&A: COVID -19 and the Workplace: Everything you need to know.

FirstPerson Advisors: HR concerns and how to respond to them.

Nonprofit Risk Management: No continuity plan? Four steps to take now.

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