COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits & Government Agencies

Local Community Funding

The Council on Foundations maintains a compilation of local response funds dedicated to supporting nonprofits and individuals in the community.

The CDC maintains a portal on mitigation steps for nonprofits and community organizations.

State Government Actions

The National Conference of State Legislatures maintains a compilation of State Quarantine and Isolation Statutes and State Action on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Helpful Resources

Several organizations have shared how to apply for available grants, loans, funding opportunities, and financial assistance:

Several organizations have provided resources and technology for nonprofits organizations, public sector agencies, and the funder community:

Several organizations are organizing webinars and virtual events to help the nonprofit community:

Here are some examples of how organizations on the frontlines of good are connecting with their communities:

Here are some data and technology resources as you navigate your organization's response to COVID-19:

Federal Government Support

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act) became law on March 27th, 2020. Several provisions included in the Act are applicable to nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations. Find more Information here.

SBA: Paycheck Protection Program

The Small Business Administration (SBA) will allow tax-exempt organizations with up to 500 employees to apply for low-interest loans of up to $10 million, generally to cover payroll costs, rent, or employer group health care benefits. These loans may be forgiven if staffing levels are maintained through June 30th.

SBA: Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Eligible nonprofits may apply for low-interest loans of up to $2 million and rapid response grants of $10,000. Loans may be used to provide paid sick leave, maintain payroll, pay rent or mortgage payments, or to meet increased costs of obtaining materials unavailable due to interrupted supply chains. Payments may be deferred for four years.

Industry Stabilization

Large nonprofits (with 500 to 10,000 employees), alternatively, may apply to low interest loans with deferred payments for the first six months.

Charitable Giving Incentives & Payroll Tax Credits

The annual caps on annual tax-deductible contributions for corporations and individuals who itemize have been raised. Furthermore, a refundable payroll tax credit of up to $5,000 for each employee on payroll is available, if the nonprofit is not receiving emergency SBA loan relief and has experienced greater than 50% drop in revenue.

Relief Funds for State & Local Governments [NEW]

The U.S. Department of the Treasury just released a portal for state and local governments to apply for the $150B Coronavirus Relief Fund. Find more information here.

How Apricot Can Help Your Organization

The work of nonprofits and public sector agencies has never mattered more than it does today. To support you when it is needed most, we are offering our software at no cost this year when you sign a new engagement.

Track Long-Term Impact

We provide the data reporting outputs that will enable organizations to safely track COVID-19's long-term impact on services for future support programs and funding sources.

Share Reliable Data

We help organizations communicate to funders (both governmental and philanthropic entities) the impact in demand for services using data.

Help Those Affected

We help case managers identify the best path forward for participants impacted by COVID-19 at the point of intake.

Engage Your Participants

Send communications or notifications directly to participants — from changing an appointment time to requesting participant action — right in Apricot with direct messaging functionality.

How Apricot's Intake & Connect Features Help Organizations

Make Remote Work for You

At Social Solutions, we’re making sure the communities that depend on us can work remotely without sacrificing collaboration, productivity, or security. Watch how Apricot's capabilities, Intake and Connect, can help you communicate and engage with your participants better than ever before.

How Our Clients Have Used Apricot to Address the Crisis

  • Client assessment surveys to keep staff and participants safe
  • Authorization forms to release information for remote services support
  • Emergency response fund lists to share with programs and staff
  • Services and safety checklists to effectively track of health resources
  • Needs assessments and Intake forms to identify and serve affected families
  • Services Closure notices using Connect to notify participants

Learn More from the Apricot Support Team

Best Practices: Form Structure [NEW]

This guide will show you what we consider some "Best Practices" for form structure within our Apricot database.

VIDEO | Creating Forms from Templates [NEW]

This video reviews Creating Forms from Templates in Apricot.

COVID-19 Screening Form Templates [NEW]

Social Solutions has developed four screening forms that can be found in our template library and used in to any Apricot database.

For More Information

If you're an existing client, reach out to your client success manager to learn about Apricot Intake, Apricot Connect, and how we can support your organization and your mission during this time.

If you're not a client, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how you can get our easy-to-use software FREE for the rest of 2020.