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

  • Government Funeral Assistance - FEMA will be providing financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
  • NATIONAL - Frontline Families Scholarship Fund - Scholarship America will facilitate the delivery of scholarship funds to the families of frontline healthcare workers who have lost their lives to COVID-19. The scholarships will be available starting in the 2021 – 2022 academic year.
  • NATIONAL - Nurses House Inc. Grant Program - Short-term grants for RNs who are unable to work due to medical crisis.  RNs can apply for help with housing expenses including rent or mortgage payments. If the individual is not currently making a housing payment, Nurses House will cover medical expenses as outlined in the Service Program Guidelines.
  • NATIONAL - Fit Pro Relief Fund - A relief fund from Inspire 360 for fitness professionals that have been most impacted by COVID-19.
  • NATIONAL - RedRover Urgent Care Relief - Provides financial assistance to pet guardians struggling with economic hardship when pets are in life-threatening situations.
  • NATIONAL - RedRover Emergency Boarding Grants - Provides financial assistance for pet boarding while pet owners are ill and unable to care for their pets due to the COVID-19 virus.
  • NATIONAL - Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
  • NATIONALDoorDash COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program - Financial assistance for eligible Dashers that are diagnosed with COVID-19 and have been active on the DoorDash platform for at least 60 days and have completed at least 30 deliveries in the last 30 days.
  • NATIONALA Better Balance - A free helpline (call or email) that offers answers to questions about the law for workers facing issues at work related to sick, family, or medical leave.
  • NATIONALOne Fair Wage - Emergency Coronavirus Tipped & Service Worker Support Fund - Cash assistance to restaurant workers, care service drivers, deliver workers, personal service workers
  • NATIONALStudent Relief Fund - Resources for college students in need of support due to a COVID-19 campus shutdown (note: organization does not offer financial assistance)
  • NATIONALRestaurant Workers' Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund - Emergency funding for those employed by or own restaurants or bars that are facing unforeseen expenses not covered by insurance.
  • NATIONALSAG-AFTRA Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund - Emergency financial relief for SAG-AFTRA members.
  • NATIONALNational and local COVID-19 resources for undocumented communities - A continuously updated crowd-sourced google doc available in English and Spanish. Recursos Nacionales y locales para comunidades indocumentadas disponible en inglés y español.
  • ARIZONA - Maricopa County Funeral Assistance - Maricopa County Funeral Assistance provides help for grieving Maricopa County families who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and have recently lost a loved one. Through the program, you can qualify for up to $1,200 to be applied to burial or cremation services at a participating licensed funeral home.
  • CALIFORNIA - United Way of Santa Barbara County Emergency Rental Assistance - Provides limited rental assistance funds to eligible County of Santa Barbara residents, living in unincorporated areas of the County, that have experienced a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and can demonstrate the need for rental support..
  • CALIFORNIANapa Valley Emergency Financial Assistance Program - Financial help for workers who live in Napa County, CA.
  • CALIFORNIAHumboldt Health Foundation Angel Fund - Small grants to meet immediate medical or health-related needs of individuals who are residents of Humboldt County, California.
  • CALIFORNIACalifornia Immigrant Resilience Fund - Directs eligible immigrants to local partners offering relief funds.
  • CALIFORNIAUndocuFund for Disaster Relief in Sonoma County, CA - Help for undocumented individuals & families residing in Sonoma County, CA, who have lost homes, wages, or employment.
  • FLORIDA - Escambia County Emergency Rental Assistance Program - Assistance will be provided to income eligible residents and families who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, are at risk of experiencing homelessness of housing instability, and have not received any other rental assistance
  • FLORIDA  - Florida Immigrant Coalition Essential but Excluded Fund - Funds for immigrants living in Florida who are experiencing hardship due to COVID-19 and who are not eligible to file for unemployment or receive relief through the federal stimulus package.
  • FLORIDA - * Season of Sharing Fund (Sarasota County, FL - Community Foundation of Sarasota County) - Funds go directly to nonprofits; to receive funds from Season of Sharing, individuals must be working with a case worker at a social service agency. United Way 2-1-1 assists potential clients in finding the appropriate agency.
  • FLORIDACentral Florida Foundation ALICE Recovery Fund - Residents of Central Florida should call 2-1-1 for more information about this fund set up to support Central Florida residents whose financial stability is impacted by the economic consequences of COVID-19.
  • GEORGIA - Fulton County COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program - Eligible Fulton County residents living outside the City of Atlanta can apply for emergency assistance for rent and utilities (water, gas, power) resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • ILLINOIS - Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago - Mortgage, rental, and utility bill assistance for eligible residents of Chicago.
  • ILLINOIS - COVID HELP (Legal assistance) - Provides free, virtual legal assistance to people in Illinois who are facing housing and employment and other economic problems because of COVID-19. Help is available online, all day and every day, and it’s managed by a team of lawyers from nonprofit legal aid organizations across the state.
  • MASSACHUSETTS - Boston Rental Relief Fund - This fund seeks to help tenants achieve housing stability by assisting with rental payments. The Fund is currently closed to applications but you can fill out the form to get notified when it reopens.
  • NEVADA - Clark County CARES Housing Assistance Program - Assists residents of Clark County who have suffered substantial financial hardship and now lack sufficient income or resources to pay their rental housing costs and utilities because of the COVID-19 emergency or the response to that emergency.
  • NEW JERSEY - Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey - Provides help to residents of Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties.
  • NEW YORK - Help Now NYC - Lists assistance for individuals in NYC.
  • NEW YORKHebrew Free Loan Society Coronavirus Financial Impact Loan (for NYC five boroughs) - Loans to support individuals with financial challenges caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
  • OHIO - Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance - Assistance to eligible households impacted by COVID-19 with past due rent or mortgage payments and to prevent water and sewer disconnections. Gas, electric and bulk fuel (propane) assistance is also available through multiple programs.
  • OHIO - Home Relief Grant - Starting November 2, 2020, the state of Ohio, working with local Community Action Agencies, will help eligible Ohioans who are behind on rent, mortgage, and water and/or sewer utility bills catch up on past payments back to April 1, 2020 and provide additional assistance through December 30, 2020.
  • OREGON - Oregon Worker Relief Fund - Provides emergency financial relief for undocumented workers in any sector that lost wages due to COVID-19 or farmworkers who have COVID-19 and needs to Quarantine (for both documented, and undocumented) but needs financial help in order to take time from work.
  • OREGON - Hillsboro Emergency Rent Assistance - Emergency rent assistance funds for people facing eviction. Requests can be made by calling Community Action at 503-615-0770 each business day starting at 9 am.
  • OREGON - Oregon Lifeline - Oregon Lifeline is a government program that reduces the monthly cost of phone or broadband service for qualifying low-income Oregon households.
  • PENNSYLVANIA - Luzerne County Community College Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds - A fund to help Luzerne County Community College students who have faced unexpected educational expenses or experienced financial hardship directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • PENNSYLVANIA - New Hope Ministries Emergency Response Fund - Helps with food, eviction prevention, emergency housing assistance and more for those that coronavirus has impacted within the communities served by New Hope Ministries (click here for a map of eligible communities).
  • TENNESSEE - Nashville Emergency Cash Assistance - Up to two months of emergency aid for qualifying families in the Nashville area that lost a job as a result of the pandemic state of emergency.
  • TEXAS - City of McAllen Texas Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program - McAllen homeowners may be eligible for up to six months in mortgage assistance.
  • TEXAS - El Paso Food and Beverage Workers Fund (a fund of Paso Del Norte Community Foundation) - Grants to support food and beverage workers in El Paso, Sunland Park and Santa Teresa, New Mexico who have been laid off or working significantly reduced hours due to a temporary closure as a result of the pandemic.
  • VIRGINIA - The Holli Fund - Offers grants of up to $750 each for individuals in the food service industry in the Richmond area who are experiencing an economic crisis
  • WASHINGTON - Pierce County + Tacoma Housing Help - Provides emergency rent and utility assistance to renters throughout the Pierce County who have experienced a reduction in household income or an increase in expenses or other financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes residents of all cities within Pierce County.
  • WASHINGTON - United Way of King County Rent Help - Rent assistance for eligible residents of King County.
  • WYOMINGONE22 COVID-19 Financial Relief Awards (Teton, WY) - Need-based awards for anyone who lives or works in Teton County, WY, and has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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INTERNATIONAL AID:

  • IndiaCOVID Resources Across India - A curated list of organizations and resources to help those impacted by the COVID crisis.
  • India - 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.
  • WorldwideKiva - Microloans for small businesses
  • Canada Canada AFC COVID-19 Fund - Short-term emergency financial assistance for entertainment industry professionals working in TV and film, music, theatre, and dance.
  • Canada -  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.

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