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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. The first application deadline is May 15.

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:

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

Candid is offering temporary access their Foundation Directory Online (FDO) from home through the Lawrence University’s Seeley G. Mudd Library. Contact Peter Gilbert at the library for access information and for help using FDO.

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

BoardSource has made its members-only “Ask the Expert” service available to the entire nonprofit community during the COVID-19 crisis.

Local Resources:

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative – Resources and trainings for nonprofit boards and executive leaders. See May webinars.

The Nonprofit Place at – connects local nonprofit professionals and serves as a communication platform and resource for nonprofits. See the “Covid-19 Response” and “Remote Working” topic areas.

IntersectorConnects nonprofits with business talent and services to increase operational capacity.

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.