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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
  • LISCGrants of up to $20,000 each to support small businesses and enterprises across the country, especially those in underserved communities, including entrepreneurs of color, women- and veteran-owned businesses. Learn more.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loans: A consortium of North Carolina organizations has come together to offer these loans for NC small businesses and family farms. These loans are intended to provide bridge financing until federal loans or other relief funds are available, or until your business recovers. Learn more.
  • 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
Other NC Resource Lists


South Carolina Resources

Technical Assistance
Other SC Resource Lists


Florida Resources

Technical Assistance
Other FL Resource Lists


California Resources

Technical Assistance
Other CA Resource Lists


Illinois Resources

Technical Assistance
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