With each day – and sometimes hour – that passes, trying to comprehend the breadth and depth of the impacts COVID-19 will have for our people, our families and our communities feels impossible and unfathomable. It is with open hearts that we at AJL stumble through this alongside the partners and communities we serve.
Thank you to everyone for doing whatever they can to support the people around them as we come together to overcome this crisis.
We at AJL are trying to monitor relief efforts and will be updating this blog post as we come across new efforts and initiatives. If you know of efforts that should be included, please email Kristi at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll update this post.
Article last updated: 4/4/2020 at 10:45am MT
STATEWIDE RESOURCES AND RELIEF
- The State of Colorado’s COVID-19 website
- Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade: COVID-19 Updates
- Colorado Department of Labor and Employment: COVID-19 resources for workers and employers
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: COVID-19 Testing Information
- Governor Polis, COVID Relief Fund: Funds available to support work in three categories: prevention, impact, and recovery efforts. This will include things like medical and cleaning supplies, food services, early childhood education, small business support, behavioral health services, and more.
- COVID Childcare Colorado: A system of emergency child care for our most essential workers which includes health care providers and staff, public safety workers and staff supporting at-risk populations will qualify for the program.
- Colorado Counties Inc.: Coronavirus Information
NONPROFIT/PHILANTHROPIC RESOURCES AND RELIEF
- Philanthropy Colorado: COVID-19 Resources for Funders and Nonprofits
- Colorado Nonprofit Association: Community-Powered Response to COVID-19
- Mile High United Way: Colorado COVID Relief Fund
- El Pomar Foundation: Colorado Assistance Fund
- Pikes Peak Community Foundation: Emergency Response Fund
- Longmont Community Foundation: Neighbor to Neighbor Covid-19 Relief Fund
- Aspen Community Foundation: COVID-19 Regional Response Fund
- Community Foundation Boulder County: COVID-19 Response Fund Boulder County
- Yampa Valley Community Foundation: COVID-19 Response Fund
- The Denver Foundation: Critical Needs Fund
- Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado: Community Emergency Relief Fund
- Community Foundation of Northern Colorado: Northern Colorado COVID-19 Response Fund
- Telluride Foundation: Community COVID-19 Response Fund
- Summit Foundation: Emergency Needs Community Fund
- Grand Foundation: Emergency Assistance Fund
- Weld Community Foundation: Weld Recovers Fund
- Rose Community Foundation: Resources and Relief
- Bonfils-Stanton Foundation: Emergency Arts and Culture Funding
- NextFifty Initiative: The COVID-19 Response Fund will offer general operating support for Colorado 501(c)(3) nonprofits whose work primarily benefits older adults (those 50+).
- National Center for Responsive Philanthropy: COVID-19 Response and Recovery Funds (by location and issue area)
Nonprofit Social Media Groups: Colorado Nonprofit Association launched a Colorado Nonprofit COVID-19 Facebook group and LinkedIn group with the intent of creating a shared space for Colorado nonprofit professionals to connect virtually, provide support, post resources, and generate community-powered solutions. Join here: Colorado Nonprofit COVID-19 Facebook Group and Colorado Nonprofit COVID-19 LinkedIn Group
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES AND RELIEF
- Small Business Emergency Relief: A city-wide (Denver) program that addresses the most immediate needs of the business community. The program prioritizes those industries who are most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, such as the food industry, nail salons, barbershops, home childcare providers, and retail shops. Providing up to a $7,500 in cash grants, this program is designed to assist eligible small businesses that may have had to temporarily close, have difficulty with paying their rent and utilities, or have had to lay off staff.
- U.S. Small Business Administration: COVID-19 SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to Coronavirus (Statewide): 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).
- RiNo Support Fund Microgrants: Individuals and organizations that make up The RiNo Art District (galleries, artists, makers, creators, teachers, performers, and local businesses) can apply for micro-grants that range between $500 - $2500.
- #COVID-19CapitalRelief: Regional opportunities for entrepreneurs
- The Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act
- Hello Alice Business for All Small Business Grants
- Shea Moisture Fund for Entrepreneurs of Color Hurt by COVID-19
- KIVA loans - 0% interest
INDIVIDUALS RESOURCES AND RELIEF
- Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Unemployment Claims
- Temporary Rental and Utility Assistance: The TRUA program is to assist residents of the City & County of Denver who are facing a housing crisis or hardship due to circumstances beyond their control. The financial assistance is a grant to help mitigate displacement, and or eviction to help residents stabilize their housing condition and if need be provide time for locating alternative housing for longer-term stability. The funds can also assist with utility payments for those residents that have received disconnect notices.
- Hunger Free Colorado: Food Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak
- Colorado Department of Education: Emergency feeding and school sites for food distribution.
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: Child and Adult Care Food Program
- Colorado WIC: COVID-19 Information
- Denver Metro Emergency Food Network: The Denver Emergency Food Network delivers free, prepared meals to homebound families and elderly individuals in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Sign up to receive a no-cost food box of 4-16 meals.
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: Guide to current SNAP opportunities and flexibilities
- Resources for Undocumented Communities
- Healthcare Access for Undocumented Folks in the Time of COVID-19
- Colorado Center on Law and Policy: COVID-19 Resources for Immigrant Families
- Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) List of Resources
- Friends and Family Meals for Newly-Unemployed Restaurant and Bar Workers (Denver)
- Interfaith Alliance of Colorado: Community Resources during COVID-19
- Imagine 20/20 Artist Assistance Fund: Support for individual artists who are experiencing immediate, unforeseen emergency needs due to COVID-19 and can apply for grants of up to $1,000 to individual artists who live in Denver whose incomes are being adversely affected due to cancellation of events, classes, performances, and other creative work.
- Women's Foundation of Colorado: Community Resources for Women in Need of Assistance
HOW TO HELP
- VOLUNTEER. Help Colorado Now, State of Colorado COVID-19 Volunteer Response: They are looking for volunteers to help at-risk individuals across our state get through the COVID-19 crisis.
- DONATE MONEY. Gov. Polis, Colorado COVID Relief Fund: Seeking financial donations to support relief efforts across the state through Mile High United Way.
- DONATE BLOOD. Find a blood drive or donation site here. Colorado is facing a blood shortage due to a drop in donations, if you are healthy and willing to donate, please do.
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