FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Inland Empire COVID-19 Nonprofit Survey (ROUND 2)

This information will inform requests for funding, grant-making and technical assistance (TA) responses for nonprofits in the weeks and months ahead. (PDF Preview of intake form/survey)

Note: organizations who already filled out ROUND 1 of the survey will need to fill out ROUND 2 to receive full consideration.

More information about the IE Funders Alliance Rapid Response Fund (contributions from foundations and other institutional philanthropy) and the IECF COVID-19 Resilience Fund (all contributions, including individual donations welcome).

Riverside County Nonprofit Assistance Fund – County of Riverside

This new fund is intended for Riverside County nonprofits experiencing a loss in funding, The Riverside County Nonprofit Assistance Fund is a collaborative effort to provide financial support to #nonprofits significantly impacted by #COVID. In response to the pressure COVID has placed on our nonprofits, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved $5 million in CARES funding to establish the Fund. Administered by IECF, grants will range from $2,500 -$10,000 to support nonprofit operations during COVID. Under the new program, grants will be made in the amounts of $2,500 -$10,000 to support nonprofit operations during COVID. Organizations with 501(c)3 or 501(c)6 status that are interested in applying for a grant are encouraged to review the grant guidelines and application process

Coronavirus Grantee Rapid Response Fund – Heising-Simons Foundation

Heising-Simons Foundation is offering a rapid response fund to offset unexpected costs incurred for disruptions to operations as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Applicants must be current Foundation grantees that have experienced unexpected costsincurred due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The unexpected costs must be incurred between March 1, 2020 and July 1, 2020.

SJH Community Partnership Fund – St. Joseph Health

The Community Partnership Fund awards grants to nonprofit organizations that serve low-income, minority and other vulnerable populations in our service areas – regions in which California PSJH hospitals are located. Special consideration is given to programs that meet one of their funding priorities – community-building, emergency food and shelter, and disaster relief.

COVID-19 Nonprofit Hardship Fund – Sempra Energy Foundation

Sempra Energy Foundation is providing grants ranging from $500 to $50,000 to small to medium-sized non-profit organizations serving people and families significantly affected by COVID-19. Organizations must have a charitable status under section 501(c)(3) and be in good standing with the IRS; be currently providing critical services to individuals and families significantly affected by COVID-19; and be providing health, education, welfare or social services in response to COVID-19 in the areas of the U.S. where Sempra Energy and its family of companies operate, including California, Texas and Louisiana.

Disaster Loan Applications – U.S. Small Business Association

SBA is providing information on Economic Injury Disaster Loans/Loan Advance, Home Loans/Sole Proprietor Loans, mailing instructions, and other useful links. Paycheck Protection Program – U.S. Department of the Treasury

Paycheck Protection Program – U.S. Department of the Treasury

The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.

Recovery Grants for Orgs and Individuals – California Humanities

In recognition that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a serious impact on the public humanities field across the state, California Humanities will direct funds from the federal CARES Act, through the National Endowment for the Humanities, to meet the emergency relief needs of organizations and individuals in order to help sustain and grow the public humanities field in California. Funding from the State of California will provide capacity-building recovery grants to assist organizations as they consider new approaches to public humanities programming and organizational strength. Eligible individuals and organizations applicant organizations must demonstrate a track record for supporting rich and engaging public humanities work that is accessible to the people of California. 

CARES ACT

How to Apply for Nonprofit Relief Funds – Independent Sector

This resource will help nonprofit organizations understand how the CARES Act will apply to them and how to proceed with filing for assistance. This resource is categorized between assistance for individuals, small nonprofits (less than 500 employees) and large nonprofits (over 500 employees), and includes latest information on eligibility criteria, timelines, and application information.