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Covid-19 Helpful Resources for Nonprofits

Loans, Toolkits and more


The Wisconsin Humanities Council will be providing rapid-response funding to non-profit humanities and cultural organizations that are facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19. These grants are funded by the federal CARES Act via the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Inside Charity – offers an overview of information to help organizations ensure they take the necessary steps for forgiveness of their PPP loans.

Paycheck Protection Program Toolkit from FMA

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundationemergency loans guide and checklist for nonprofits

Nonprofit Quarterlyanalysis of CARES Act

Other National and State Resources:

Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management has created Moving Forward: Considerations for Nonprofit Re-engagement with guidelines intended as recommendations for nonprofit organizations as they return to the workplace, and re-engage with the communities they serve.

Wisconsin Arts Board’s resources list for arts organizations and artists

National Endowment for the Arts offers a resource page for arts organizations.

Candid is offering free remote access to the Foundation Directory Online “essential” version of its database here through the end of 2020. While this version is not as complete as the “full” version, it still contains a wealth of useful information. You do not need to set up an account to start searching immediately.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy offers a updated tools and reports in “Help for Nonprofits During the Coronavirus and Uncertain Economic Times” with stories and how-to advice.

Springboard at is an in-depth report that highlights ideas, efforts, and what it will take to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis with equitable recovery and resilience in communities across America.

Local Resources:

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative – Resources and trainings for nonprofit boards and executive leaders at

The Nonprofit Place at – connects local nonprofit professionals and serves as a communication platform and resource for nonprofits.

(CI)2 – Coaching, mentoring and continuous improvement support for nonprofits in northeast Wisconsin.

United Way Fox Cities has launched a new online resource, Give Help Get Help Hub, to connect people who want to give help and get help in the Fox Cities during these challenging times.