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Resources for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

COVID-19 Relief Resources for Your Business or Nonprofit

This is a stressful and scary time for small business owners and nonprofit leaders. Fortunately, there are resources available to help your business or nonprofit weather this crisis. We're sharing a few below, focused on nationwide resources and the states where we or our sister credit union Self-Help Federal CU have branches.

Jump to state-specific resources: North Carolina / South Carolina / Florida / California / Illinois

Nationwide Resources

Federal Funding
Funds Offered by Foundations and Corporations
  • Hello Alice/Verizon: Apply for Business for All grants up to $50,000 to support business growth, including $10,000 emergency COVID-19 Business for All Grants to help small businesses in crisis. Learn more
  • Facebook: Offering cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries. Learn more. Also offering small business grants to Black-owned businesses. Learn more.
  • United Way: Many national efforts are being channeled through the United Way. Find your local United Way to see what resources are available in your community.
  • Other Resource Lists

    We do our best to keep this site updated with the best opportunities, but there may be other funds available to you. The folks below are keeping lists of all funding opportunities, and you should check them out. We recommend you start with the site.


    North Carolina Resources

    Technical Assistance
    • RETOOLNC: Provides grant funds for small businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to assist in a pivotal change in service offerings to meet the industry need during the pandemic. Eligible businesses are certified HUB and DBE firms with 50 employees or less and revenues under $1.5M.  Businesses that start with A-K learn more here. Businesses beginning with L-Z learn more here.  
    • Duke-Durham Fund: (Durham, NC only.) The Fund currently provides grants up to $75,000 for nonprofits, and also provides support to small businesses in Durham. Learn more and apply.
    • Small Diverse Business Emergency Relief Fund: Supports small minority owned businesses with microgrants of up to $1,000 each. Learn more
    • Job Retention Grants: Grants up to $250,000 to support businesses or nonprofit organizations that have experienced interruption due to the pandemic. Learn more
    • Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief: Relief funding of up to $20,000 per business location to cover fixed costs of businesses that have not been able to open due to COVID-19. Learn more.
    Other NC Resource Lists


    South Carolina Resources

    Technical Assistance
    • Minority and Small Business Relief ProgramProvides grants up to $25,000 to small and minority businesses to reimburse qualifying expenditures for providing services or for revenue loss due to COVID 19Applications must be received no later than Nov. 1, 2020. Learn more.
    • Nonprofit Relief Grant ProgramProvides grants up to $50,000 to nonprofit organizations to reimburse qualifying expenditures for providing services or revenue loss due to COVID-19. Learn more.
    Other SC Resource Lists


    Florida Resources

    Technical Assistance
    Other FL Resource Lists


    California Resources

    Technical Assistance
    Other CA Resource Lists


    Illinois Resources

    Technical Assistance
    Other ILResource Lists