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COVID-19 Nonprofit Resources

The City & County of Denver is continuing its efforts to provide accurate and important information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to the public. During these uncharted times, it is more important than ever that the City and County of Denver acknowledges the essential work that nonprofit organizations provide to the residents of Denver and offer support to ensure the sector’s stability.

Colorado Nonprofit Association Resources

GLG Pro Bono Assistance
If you’re a non-profit, foundation, or social enterprise on the frontlines of the relief effort, GLG will help, at no cost to your organization. GLG has experts with decades of experience in operations, logistics, supply chain management, healthcare, food safety, and many more relevant topics.

Nonprofit Finance Fund Tool - Nonprofit Storytelling to Raise Money
A Financial Story uses your numbers to explain where you are today, how you got there, and where you want to go. It connects the numbers to mission, context, actions, and needs.

UST- COVID-19 Resource Center
UST has been supporting nonprofit employers for over 35 years. We know many of you have questions about how the COVID-19 crisis and associated public health response is likely to impact your organization. Below, we’ve compiled some of the most commonly asked questions nonprofits are asking about the unemployment and workforce challenges that are likely to come, and how best to prepare for them.

NEW WEBINAR: In response to the latest COVID-19 legislation, UST compiled a webinar that discusses how the COVID-19 response is expected to impact unemployment for both nonprofit employers and their employees. Watch the COVID-19: Essential Unemployment Insights webinar recording today.

COVID-19 EMPLOYER TOOLKITUST has assembled the top COVID-19 employer resources in order to equip nonprofits with valuable insight on the latest COVID-19 legislative updates, as well as helpful employer checklists and best practices. Download the COVID-19 Employer Toolkit.

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts

Colorado Covid Relief Fund (Governor’s Fund)

Colorado Health Foundation (Resources for Nonprofits)

COVID-19 Small Business Alternative Funding List (This list is designed as a resource for Colorado's small businesses to find access to alternative funding sources beyond EIDL, PPP and other federal loans and programs.)

Denver Actor’s Fund (Relief Fund for Artists)

Denver Arts & Venues (COVID-19 response)

Denver Foundation (Critical Needs Fund)

Grantwatch is a search engine connectnig nonprofits and small businesses to grant opportunities.

National Healthcare for the Homeless Council

Next Fifty Initiative (Response Fund)

Denver Covid-19 Information

Mayor’s Stay At Home Order & Stay At Home Q&A

State Covid-19 Information (Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment)

Federal Covid-19 (Centers for Disease Control)

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Dashboard & Resource Center

World Health Organization (Coronavirus)

Mile High United Way (Covid Resource Center)

Local Resources

City and County of Denver – Small Business Emergency Relief Program Form (link)
In response to COVID-19, Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) is working on connecting our Denver business community to the most appropriate resources in our region. The first step is to let us know how your business is being impacted by filling out this questionnaire. DEDO staff will evaluate your information and help you identify the most appropriate support for you and your business.

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce – COVID-19, Resources for Business (link)
The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing the relevant resources for Colorado businesses and nonprofits as Colorado and communities around the world respond to COVID-19.

  • Apply for an emergency small business loan
  • See other small business resources from the SBDC network
  • State of Colorado COVID-19 website and updates
  • City of Denver COVID-19 resources
  • Apply for unemployment online
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Resources & Guidelines for Business
  • Tailored resources for business owners and workers

City and County of Denver – Department of Public Health & Environment Business Assistance (link)
The City and County of Denver recognizes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our local business community and is committed to identify and implement resources that will help business owners and their employees. As such, we are working on a business support plan that will change and expand as more resources become available. Currently, Denver is offering the following business resources:

  • Small Business Emergency Relief
  • Denver Microloan Program
  • Federal Small Business Support
  • Denver Department of Finance

City and County of Denver - Economic Development & Opportunity – Financing (link)
Whether you’re a startup looking to open your first location or an established business looking to expand, securing all the necessary financing to turn your business opportunities into reality can be a difficult task.

We understand that every business is unique. Our goal as local government is to provide the kinds of lending tools that the traditional financing marketplace lacks.

  • Revolving Loan Fund
  • Microlending Program
  • More Loans & Information

Denver Metro Small Business Development Center – COVID-19 Small Business Response Resources
The Colorado SBDC Network is here to help businesses who have been affected by recent disasters in Colorado including response to the current health crisis. Our consultants and partners including the SBA provide services to assist with disaster loan applications, long term planning, insurance navigation, physical and economic loss estimations, business preparedness and more. Please note that the SBDC is not a health organization; for the latest news regarding the current health situation, please contact the resources listed on this page.

  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
  • Statewide Resources
  • Federal Resources
  • COVID-19 Recursos para Pequeños Negocios

State Government Resources

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (link)
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has a variety of resources for workers and resources for employers who are impacted by the Coronavirus.

  • Resources for workers
  • Resources of employers

Federal Government Resources

Department of Health & Human Services – U.S.A – Business pandemic influenza planning checklist (link)
In the event of pandemic influenza, businesses will play a key role in protecting employees’ health and safety as well as limiting the negative impact to the economy and society. Planning for pandemic influenza is critical.  To assist you in your efforts, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed the following checklist for large businesses. It identifies important, specific activities large businesses can do now to prepare, many of which will also help you in other emergencies.  Further information can be found at and

  • Plan for the impact of a pandemic on your business
  • Plan for the impact of a pandemic on your employees and customers
  • Establish policies to be implemented during a pandemic
  • Allocate resources to protect your employees and customers during a pandemic
  • Communicate to and educate your employees
  • Coordinate with external organizations and help your community

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – Coronavirus Tax Relief (link)
The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.

  • News releases
  • Statements
  • Guidance
  • Tax help

U.S Department of Labor-Wage and Hour Division – Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Expanded Family and Medical Leave Requirements (link)
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.[1] The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.

U.S Department of Labor- Employment and Training Administration – WARN Act Compliance Assistance (link)
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act helps ensure advance notice in cases of qualified plant closings and mass layoffs. The U.S. Department of Labor has compliance assistance materials to help workers and employers understand their rights and responsibilities under the provisions of WARN.

  • Workers guide
  • Employers guide
  • Guía para el Trabajadores (Worker's Guide in Spanish)
  • WARN elaws Advisor
  • WARN Act Provisions for Natural Disasters
  • Law and Regulations

U.S Department of Labor-Wage and Hour Division – Wages and the Fair Labor Standards Act (link)

U.S. Small Business Administration – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources (link)
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
  • Guidance for Businesses and Employers
  • SBA Products and Resources
  • Government Contracting
  • Local Assistance

U.S. Small Business Administration – Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus (link)
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • Areas eligible for SBA disaster loans
  • Apply for a loan with SBA

Private Sector Resources

Amazon – Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund (link)
Hundreds of businesses across the region are being negatively affected by the economic effects of COVID-19 as many businesses, including Amazon, have employees working from home. These businesses support thousands of local jobs. They’re our friends and neighbors, and we believe it’s important we help them confront the economic challenges they face due to reduced foot traffic.

  • How to apply for a grant
  • FAQs

Google Cloud – Helping businesses and schools stay connected in response to Coronavirus (link)
Starting the week of March 3rd, 2020, Google will begin rolling out free access to their advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally including:

  • Larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call
  • Live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain
  • The ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive

Facebook – Small Business Grants Program (link)
We know that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.

  • Who’s eligible
  • How the program can help
  • Next steps
  • Manage your business through COVID-19

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