COVID-19 Resources

Top four curated lists of emergency response funds

GrantSpace by Candid

Who are they? A Grant Discovery / Research Platform

  • List of emergency financial resources

    • Grants for nonprofits

    • Grants for Individuals

    • Grants for Artists (all disciplines)

    • Grants for Small Businesses

    • International Aid (coming soon)

  • Updated daily


Philanthropy Northwest

Who are they? Nonprofit Mission: “We promote, facilitate and inspire effective philanthropy that supports a more vibrant, equitable region and world—join us on the journey.”

  • Updated continuously

  • State specific Response Funds

  • 25+ Funds listed for Washington state

  • Tips for funders looking to support nonprofit partners

  • Information on Public Policy and Advocacy Efforts

  • Guidance for Philanthropic Communications

  • Additional resources for your organizatio


Who are they? A Grant Discovery / Research Platform

  • COVID-19 related grants for 501c3 nonprofits

  • Access to list of funds, summary of fund, and link to relevant website

  • New related grants added frequently

  • Sort by location: state, territory, national, international


Who are they? A Grant Discovery / Research Platform

  • COVID-19 related grants for nonprofits

  • Access to list of funds, summary of fund, and link to relevant website

  • Updated each business day

  • Sort by: Deadline-specific, International, US National, US Regional

Other curated lists, response funds, and financial aid
Seattle Foundation - COVID-19 Response Fund

Who are they? Foundation in collaboration with Pandemic Community Advisory Group, United Way of King County, and Fund partners

  • First round of grants - 

    • no formal application

    • See grantees on website

  • Potentially additional rounds of grants to come - see website for more information


City of Seattle

Who are they? Local government

Resources from city, community, county, state and federal

  • Healthcare and hygiene support

  • Immigration-related information

  • Food support

  • Internet access

  • Rent, utility, and other bills support

  • Worker support

  • Artists / creatives support

  • Child care & home education support

  • Domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking resources

  • Older people support

  • Small business / nonprofit support

  • Volunteer


King County Office of Equity and Social Justice

Who are they? Government department

  • COVID-19 Community Response Fund: Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to community based organizations and other stakeholders serving impacted communities.

  • Hate and Bias Response Fund

  • Artist Funding Opportunity



Who are they? Nonprofit that provides funding and support for cultural work.

  • COVID-19 Response

  • Resources for artists and arts / culture organizations

    • Seattle

    • Eastside

    • Vashon

    • King County / Puget Sound

    • Washington State

    • National / International

  • List of Emergency Funding 


Seattle Artists COVID-19 

Who are they? Google doc with resources specific to the arts

  • Funding opportunities for individuals

  • Funding opportunities for organizations

  • List of all

Amazon - Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund

Who are they? Corporation with roots in Seattle

  • Grant eligibility (see website for more details)

    • Small busineeses in Seattle (South Lake Union and Regrade neighborhoods) and Bellevue

    • Fewer than 50 employees OR less than $7 million in annual revenue

    • Service or retail establishments open to general public


Center for Disaster Philanthropy - COVID-19 Response Fund

Who are they? Nonprofit for informed disaster giving

  • Focus on supporting nonprofit organizations working directly to respond to the pandemic among the most vulnerable populations

  • Funding possible for US and abroad

Giving Compass

Who are they? Organization for philanthropic knowledge

  • List of vetted COVID-19 relief funds (by Giving Compass and National Center for Family Philanthropy)

US Small Business Administration

Who are they? Government agency

  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

  • SBA Express Bridge Loans

  • Guidance for Businesses and Employers

  • SBA Products and Resources

  • Government Contracting

  • Local Assistance


City of Bellevue

Who are they? Local government

  • COVID-19 Business / Nonprofit Resources

    • Tax Deferrals

    • Grants and Loans

    • Increased Human Services Funding

    • Artists and Cultural Nonprofits

Council on Foundations

Who are they? Nonprofit working with philanthropic partners

  • Spreadsheet with COVID-19 Response Funds

  • Community Foundations from states across US, plus national and global

  • Links to articles/communications on:

    • Operations

    • Staff well-being

    • Grantmaking practice

    • Helping vulnerable communities

    • Communications

    • Government

    • Other Resource Hubs

  • Curated resources on (some information available only to Council members):

    • Grantmaking

    • Advocacy, Lobbying, and Public Policy

    • Development and Gift Management

    • Endowments and Investments

    • Operations and Governance



Who are they? Donor Management Software

  • Interactive Map with COVID-19 Response and Recovery Funds (National Center for Family Philanthropy)

  • Curated Lists of COVID-19 Resources

  • Relevant Facebook Groups

  • Self-Care

  • Examples and Case Studies

  • Webinars, articles, blogs

  • Discounts and offers


Additional Resources for Nonprofits 
(philanthropy, communications, management, etc.)


COVID-19 Nonprofit and Philanthropy Resources

Who are they? Curated by Nonprofit Peeps (Beth Kanter, Janet Fouts, Linda Baker, Sarah Goddard, Susan Tenby, Wendy Harman, Meico Marquette Whitlock, Barbara O’Reilly, Jessie Mooberry, Farra Trompeter, CharityHowTo, John Kluge, Clare Levy, Christine Newman, Paula Morris, Barbara Weber, Jared Sheehan, Deborah Barron, Susie Polnaszek, Claire McMurtry, Stacey Faella, Moua Lo, Jess Sand for helping with organization) and more every day

  • Google Doc (large document with many shared resources)

  • Links to webinars, articles, tips, communications on: 

    • Fundraising during the pandemic and times of crisis

    • Philanthropy Response

    • Nonprofit Resource Collections (national, local, by topic)

    • Protecting your organization

    • Public Health Information, Health Care Advice, Hygiene information

    • Self-care, community-care

    • COVID data, tech innovations

    • Facebook groups, twitter hashtags

  • Updates regularly


Washington Nonprofits

Who are they? Nonprofit supporting other nonprofits in Washington

  • Articles and links for resources on:

    • Learning and crowdsourcing ideas

    • Advocating with elected officials

    • Dialoguing with funders

    • What nonprofit leaders can do

    • COVID-19 & Nonprofit webinars & related resources

The Communications Network / Comms for Good

Who are they? Nonprofit Mission: We connect, gather, and inform leaders working in communications for good.

  • Updated constantly

  • Several contributors to document

  • Examples from the Field  (70+ foundation responses) 

  • Resources for communications (50+ links)

  • Tools and resources for nonprofit management and remote work (20+ links)


Prepare. Respond. SERVE. (Tech Impact and 501 Commons)

Who are they? Website for preparing and responding to unforeseen emergencies

  • Jump Start Guide to remote working environment

  • Additional guides for remote work and team management

  • Webinar: Preparing for COVID-19

  • Deals and low-cost options on devices, software, and peripherals for remote work


The Bridgespan Group

Who are they? Social impact consultant and advisor to nonprofits and NGOs, philanthropists, and investors

  • Articles/communications with examples of global responses to COVID-19

    • Nonprofit response

    • Philanthropy response

    • Impact investor response

    • Equity considerations

    • The virtual world

    • General resources


AFP Global

Who are they? Association of Fundraising Professionals

  • AFP ICON VIRTUAL - Education Sessions

  • Resources and advice on fundraising and donor communications during times of crisis

  • Links to variety of fundraising consultants, nonprofits, groups, and businesses


The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Who are they? Articles on philanthropy for nonprofit professionals, foundation executives, board members

  • Articles, tips, links, resources on: 

    • How to Manage, Lead, and Communicate during COVID-19 and times of crisis

    • Technology Solutions and Remote Work

    • Self-Care


National Council of Nonprofits

Who are they? Resource and proven advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits

  • Initial Analysis of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

  • How Nonprofits Can Utilize the New Federal Laws Dealing with COVID-19

  • Analysis of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

  • Steps nonprofits should take

  • State-by-state resources

  • CARES Act

  • Break down of loans available to nonprofits

    • Paycheck Protection Program

    • Expanded EIDL & Emergency Grants

    • Mid-Size Loan Program

  • Includes relevant links



Who are they? Business for software, services, data intelligence and expertise


  • Resources on Event and Fundraising

  • Nonprofit Management during crisis

  • Real examples of resilient responses and virtual fundraising