Resources Nonprofits Can Use in COVID-19 Response

CARES Act, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Information

Sample Paycheck Protection Program Application – SBA preview; not yet final application – download

US Chamber of Commerce Small Business Guide and Checklist for Coronavirus Emergency Loans – download

Personal Protection Program vs. Economic Injury Disaster Loans – download

Small Business Association – Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) information – link

Small Business Association – Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) information – link

Cares Act Loan Options For Nonprofits – download

SBA EIDL Online Application – Note that loan forgiveness on Paycheck Protection Program funds may be affected by EIDL grant.

National Resources

TechSoup offers nonprofits incredible resources at its COVID-19 Resource page. If you are not a member yet, sign-up for free.

TechSoup taped its free “COVID-19 Webinar “ providing a crash course in all of the nonprofit specific training courses that have been developed by TechSoup and Microsoft to help nonprofits get the most out of the tools they already have.

NPQ has a 3-part webinar series on response to COVID-19. The first webinar is on April 9 at 3 p.m. EST titled “A Dialogue with Foundation Leaders about Philanthropy’s Response”

There are many trusted sources for general information, but The Chronicals of Philanthropy has published a collection of articles on how nonprofits can respond to the Coronavirus outbreak and a special report as well.

The Giving Institute has an incredible list of resources on its COVID-10 Resource page.  

Collaborating Partner News to Use

Pro Bono Partnership of Cincinnati’s webinar recording “COVID-19 Legal Issues for Nonprofit Employees.”  

Pro Bono Partnership of Cincinnati’s Legal Brief:  CARES Act & Nonprofits: Finding Relief with Paycheck Protection Program, Disaster Loans and More   

Cincinnati Cares is striving to quantify the devastating impact COVID-19 is having on the region; to gather virtual volunteer needs from nonprofits; and to funnel volunteers into meaningful and safe virtual roles.

  • Organizations and volunteers can add stories and impact data by going to the Cincinnati Cares website, and then going to the “COVID-19 Impact Stories” link.
  • Nonprofits can add their individual organization’s needs for the website’s COVID-19 “Ways to Help Now” section once they register through the “COVID-19 Impact Stories” link. 
  • Direct interested volunteers to regional needs at the Cincinnati Cares

Regional Updates and News 

United Way of Greater Cincinnati updates. (Sign-up at the bottom of the page.)

Cincinnati Regional Chamber updates.

4C for Children has created an interactive map of childcare resources available for families. 

TRI-STATE HOTLINES: New questions arise daily about coronavirus/COVID-19. Here are useful hotlines and links to state resources: Ohio, 833-4-ASK-ODH. Resources here. Kentucky, 800-722-5725. Resources here. Indiana, 317-233-7125 (317-233-1325 after hours) or e-mail Resources here.

Indiana nonprofits needing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to operate can purchase items at the IEDC Small Business PPE Marketplace.  To qualify, a business must be Indiana registered, employ fewer than 150 people.  The marketplace will help provide masks, hand sanitizer, and face shields. Initially, it will fulfill 10,000 requests for PPE bundles and that number is expected to rise as supplies are replenished.

PPE available!  Masks and hand sanitizer available! The United Way of Greater Cincinnati has cases of hand sanitizer available for nonprofits, schools, faith organizations and other institutions. Sign-up for weekly pick-up. Read more here:  Face masks can be requested by emailing  Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber members can receive 100 face masks, 6 bottles of hand sanitizer and 1 bottle of Spic-and-Span Disinfectant. More info here:  All items are FREE!  


Webinar: Research Grant Opportunities Through Special Remote Access! Collaboration of OneSource Center and Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s Grants Resource Center staff on The Foundation Directory’s Online tool with a code for online access. (Access normally only available with in-person library research.)

10 Fundraising Alternatives in Light of Coronavirus – from DonorPerfect

Tech Soup’s “How to Bring Your Live or In-Person Events Online” Webinar Thursday, April 9, 2020, 2 p.m. EST

Grants Plus’ Grant Seeking During COVID-19 Crisis. Resource Page

Tech Tools to Use

How to stop trolls from taking over your Zoom call” — The Verge

Google’s video conferencing application, Google Meet, is now free to consumers.  

“Meet Now” is Skype’s free answer to Zoom video calls. 

Positive Community Impact Amidst COVID-19 Through Free Public Offering

Nonprofit agencies, family members and friends waited patiently for doors to open on June 26 for OneSource Center’s public offering of home assist items for those in need.   The items, designed to help those with mobility issues, had been donated to OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence through Good 360, a partner organization that secures retail donations for nonprofits.  These items were then offered to homes and organizations where they would be utilized.  At the end of the two-day free offering, over 235 items were placed in needy homes and organizations.  Community members and agencies obtained items for family or clients who were disabled, had mobility issues, or for loved ones who were recovering from recent surgeries.

“OneSource Center is a resource center for nonprofits, but our ultimate goal is to make an impact on the lives of the people in our region,” said OneSource Center CEO Christie Brown.  “We worked with our consultant team to spread the word of this free offering to nonprofits and individuals alike.  The stories of how these items will be used by community members is heart-warming and proves if we are all creative we can each make a difference through our own systems of outreach.” (more…)

COVID-19 Legal Consultations

In order to address nonprofits’ COVID-19 employment questions as quickly as possible Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio (PBPO) is offering free 30-minute legal consultations through its Employment Helpline. This is for PBPO clients only. Not a PBPO client? Apply today or email for more information. To request a slot, simply email PBPO with your specific legal questions.

Nonprofit Open Shopping Days Every Day in June and July

We have Open Shopping Days for all nonprofits every week day in June and July! To purchase items, you will need to bring in your organization’s IRS Determination Letter to show tax-exempt status. Organizations need to pay with a company check or credit card.

Who can apply for Shoppers Club membership? Membership guidelines have been EXTENDED to include any tax-exempt 501c organization including schools, government entities and religious institutions! Many organizations visit the Shoppers Club for desks, chairs, book shelves, file cabinets, coat trees, garbage cans and more!

Home offices need additional furniture? With COVID-19 requiring many to work from home, items can now be purchased for home office use as well! Not a member yet? Not a problem! If you are a tax-exempt 501c organization, including a school, government entity or religious institution — come check out our offerings!

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