COVID-19: The New Rules for Grantseeking: Resource Links

The following resources are from workshops we’ve recently presented in Western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. Many of these resources will be helpful to anyone at a nonprofit organization — the state-specific ones are labeled as such.

North Carolina-only Resources

NC COVID-19 Page

Community Foundation of WNC, Emergency and Disaster Response Fund

WNC Bridge Foundation, Community Outreach Grant

NC Healthcare Association, COVID-19 Fill the Gap Response Fund

Dogwood Health Trust
PPE partnerships and other resources
Leverage Fund

Henderson County COVID-19 Response Fund

FEMA reimbursement (NC Info)

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Tennessee-only Resources

East Tennessee Foundation Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund

Knox County COVID-19 Response Fund

FEMA reimbursement

  • To be an eligible applicant, private nonprofit organizations the must own or operate an “eligible facility” that provides an “eligible service”.
  • A facility that provides a critical service, which is defined as education, utility, emergency, or medical; or
  • A facility that provides a non-critical, but essential social service AND provides those services to the general public. PNP facilities generally meet the requirement of serving the general public.

Tennessee resource announcements

National Resources

FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program

  • Provides $200 million in funding to help health care providers provide connected care services to patients in response to the pandemic. The Program will provide immediate support to eligible health care providers responding to COVID-19 by fully funding their telecommunications services, information services, and devices necessary to provide critical connected care services until the program’s funds have been expended or the pandemic has ended.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster Loans

  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
  • Mid-Size Loan Program (To Be Determined, 500+ employees)

Take advantage of Employee Retention Credits and deferral of your employer shares of Social Security taxes. Also, donors benefit from changes to limitations on charitable contributions

There is no shortage of need, and funders want solutions. Even when grantmakers say ‘no’, there are opportunities to build new relationships. Nonprofit/strategic resources compiled by Bridgespan

Keep watch for new opportunities. Some sites for nonprofits have established pages listing these as they are announced. For example:

The CARES Act calls for infusions of funds to these sectors:

Sen. Ron Wyden created a summarized list of COVID-19 bills and available resources (as of early April) –

Resources for Staying Sane

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