COVID-19 Resources for Non-Profits

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Going Forward: Best Practices and Considerations for Non-Profit Reopening
Detailed information about how to reopen safely.

The Center has partnered on a guide that we hope will make the reopening process a little easier. This FREE compilation guide covers many factors you may want to consider, such as workplace safety, human resource issues and more, with plenty of links to more detailed information. It will be updated periodically as circumstances warrant.
Full Report      Webinar Overview     Slides


View our web briefing reviewing the American Rescue Plan Act and NJ Non-Profits, presented by the office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker.

Our blog post, Coronavirus, Non-Profits, and General Health, includes specific recommendations for New Jersey non-profits.

Also view our summary of the 2020 federal stimulus (the CARES Act) and a comparison of funding options.

How is the crisis affecting New Jersey non-profits? See our March 2020, and April 2020, and July 2020 rapid response surveys.

Table of Contents
Click the links below to navigate this page.
Reopening SafelyCOVID-19 Precautions and Information
Funding: Grants/Loans and Government ReliefHelp for Individuals
Funding: NJ Relief Funds and Philanthropic ResponseWebinars
Non-Profits – Workplace Changes and GuidanceTechnology
Mental Health/Stress ManagementAdvocacy
Equity and Social JusticeOther Resources for Non-Profit Organizations
 COVID-19 Precautions and General Information Hubs
 Resources for Safely Reopening
 Funding: Grants/Loans and Government Relief
 Non-Profits – Employment Law Changes and Workplace/Business Guidance
 Help for Individuals
 Mental Health/Stress Management
 Advocacy/Public Policy
 Equity and Social Justice
 COVID-19 and Non-Profits Videos
NJ Relief Funds and Philanthropic Response

A number of New Jersey funders have set up special COVID-19 relief funds to respond to the financial need of the New Jersey non-profit community and residents during this pandemic. Additionally, several major funders are also loosening the restrictions on their grants and reporting requirements. Check with your funders and back here for updates.

Compilation of NJ-focused response funds from the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

Member Actions – A summary of responses from the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund

Civic Spring Project

South Jersey COVID-19 Response Fund from the Community Foundation of South Jersey

COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund from the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation for non-profit services and programs in Bergen County

COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund from the Princeton Area Community Foundation

OceanFirst Foundation Rapid Response Grants and Good Neighbor Grants, in addition to loosening restrictions of some previously awarded funding.

PHL COVID-19 Fund from the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Community COVID-19 Fund from the United Way of Greater Newark

COVID-19 Compassion Fund from the United Way of Greater Mercer

Community COVID-19 Fund from the United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties

ALICE Recovery Fund from the United Way of Northern New Jersey and United Way of Hunterdon County; to to address emerging needs of ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households and those in poverty in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UWGUC COVID19 Emergency Fund from the United Way of Greater Union County, to assist individuals affected financially by the pandemic

Small Business Recovery Fund from the Verizon Foundation

Coronavirus Emergency Fund from the Community Chest

NNJCF COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund from the Northern NJ Community Foundation; focused on vetted small organizations and arts organizations/programs in Bergen County

COVID-19 Grant Relief Program from Manasquan Bank (grants up to $2,500)

PSEG Foundation commitment to support additional needs during the COVID-19 Pandemic – see press release

Impact 100 Jersey Coast see press release

  Webinars (all are free to access)
 Other Resources for Non-Profits