COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Nonprofits

Updated March 19, 2021

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Are you feeling overwhelmed and disoriented by the impact the COVID-19 crisis is having to your staff, your clients, your community, and your organization’s finances? You are not alone. We are all dealing with the uncertainty as we navigate cancelled fundraising events, the inability to fulfill government contracts due to school closures, and other sources of revenue loss, all while needing to serve clients in new ways. We hope these tips, blogs, tools, and resources will help. We know you are busy and have tried to make this as practical as possible.

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Table of Contents

Tools and How-to Videos
SBA/PPP Resources

Client Feature: Responding to COVID-19

Los Angeles Christian Health Centers has advocated for increased numbers of COVID-19 test kits throughout the pandemic and tested over 2,600 patients to date. Their walk-up screening and testing tents outside of their Skid Row and Boyle Heights sites ensure that people in surrounding neighborhoods stay informed about any COVID-related symptoms and diagnoses, particularly if they’re experiencing homelessness or any other barriers that complicate access to care. Street teams have been out in action, providing testing in streets and shelters, and looking for anyone who might need extra support due to COVID-19. And people in the neighborhood have been contributing to community health by manufacturing and distributing hand sanitizer and masks. “Our staff are energized and giving 110 percent while they support each other and our clients.” Lisa Abdishoo, President and CEO.   

Los Angeles Christian Health Centers is a client in our loan portfolio.



NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund (no longer accepting applications)

NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund Launched to Support New York City Nonprofit Organizations - March 20, 2020 (Issued by Bloomberg Philanthropies)

NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund Issues $44 Million in Grants and Loans to New York City-Based Social Services and Arts Nonprofits - April 16, 2020 (Issued by Bloomberg Philanthropies)

NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund Has Issued Over $110 Million In Emergency Funds to New York City-based Nonprofits - July 29, 2020 (Issued by Bloomberg Philanthropies)

How to Use These Tools

Check out these short video walk-throughs of our Cash Flow Projection and Scenario Planning tools.

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Here are some resources from the sector on how nonprofits and funders are tackling COVID-19:

SBA/PPP Resources


To help nonprofits that are dealing with the effects of COVID-19, we're hosting free financial health webinars and we'll be posting the recordings here:

We have recorded a new set of webinars called the Managing In and Beyond COVID-19 Series – May 15, 2020:

  1. Strategic Priority-Setting (recording, PowerPoint Slides)
  2. Cash Flow Projections (recording, PowerPoint Slides)
  3. Budgeting and Scenario Planning (recording, PowerPoint Slides)
  4. Decision Making and Communication (recording, PowerPoint Slides)

We're also making some of our core webinar content available, free of charge:

Our team members have also participated in COVID-19-focused webinars and podcasts that cover a variety of topics related to financial planning within the social sector: