Resources for Non-profit Organizations during the COVID-19 Crisis

Due to the coronavirus health emergency, non-profit organizations have had to respond quickly on multiple fronts. Many have adapted programs and services to meet immediate needs of the populations they serve, while simultaneously protecting their employees and communicating with funders and supporters. With this web-page, we are attempting to keep you informed about resources that are available to help your organization during these challenging times. Please be sure to visit the tabs below for additional local grant opportunities and resources.

Upcoming (free) Webinars

Good News Sparks Great Donors – The Art of Nonprofit Storytelling. Tuesday, June 2, 11:00 am. Presented by Krinstin Granado of Grace & Fire; hosted by Nplace.org.  Register here.

HR Realities in the Time of COVID-19. June 3, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Presented by Wegner CPAs. The business disruption resulting from COVID-19 has impacted workplaces like never before. As the economy reopens and more individuals return to worksites, a different set of workforce questions are emerging.

For links to recordings of past webinars (related to changing operations, fund-raising and programs) go to this page.

Federal Funding Support through the CARES Act

(5/21/2020) The SBA released Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness applications on 5/18. The loan forgiveness application, and information on how to apply, can be found here (under ‘for lenders’). For updates and tips on loan forgiveness and workplace reentry – along with additional resources on legal aspects of these loan programs, see Scholz Nonprofit Law’s COVID-19 page. Webinar recordings are available on that site or through Madison Community Foundation’s COVID-19 response page.

EIDL applications are currently limited to agricultural businesses. To track information about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), see the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center COVID-19 page.

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center is the place to go for assistance in applying for any of the available federal programs. To apply to the Paycheck Protection Program, you need to apply through an approved lender.

For National, State, and local grant programs, please select one of the links to the pages below.