With an increase in hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have started this list to point you to emergency financial resources.  Please note:

  • We do not give out grants/make donations; this list is an informational resource
  • This list is not comprehensive; we are adding resources as we become aware of them.
  • We are adding new funds every day so check back for updates
  • An asterisk (*) before a grant indicates it is still in development (not giving out funds yet)

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FOR NONPROFITS:

FOR INDIVIDUALS:

If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, dial 211 to speak to someone at the United Way who can help.

NOTE: Financial assistance is NOT available through every 211.

211.org also has a comprehensive list of available resources for the following needs:

  • Health insurance & medical expenses
  • Home Internet access
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Mortgage, rent, and utilities payment assistance
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food Stamps
  • Food Assistance
  • Relief for "gig economy" workers and contractors
  • Mental health and crisis

EMERGENCY GRANTS FOR INDIVIDUALS

FOR ARTISTS (ALL DISCIPLINES):

LISTS

FOR SMALL BUSINESSES:

INTERNATIONAL AID:

  • Kiva - Microloans for small businesses
  • *Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta, Canada - Funds are being raised for nonprofit organizations in Alberta, Canada, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • More coming soon - check back for resources
  • Canada AFC COVID-19 Fund - Short-term emergency financial assistance for entertainment industry professionals working in TV and film, music, theatre, and dance.
  • Fondation Des Artistes (Canada)  - Supports professional artists from all disciplines, whether they work in the performing arts, theater, television, cinema, circus, music, dance or visual arts.
  • GiveIndia - This fund is aimed at alleviating pressure on those without any job security or savings, making them the most vulnerable. These unemployed individuals have been duly verified by GiveIndia.

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