COVID-19 Resource Center


We have been inspired by how quickly the nonprofit community has been adapting to this current, chaotic chapter. We know it is stressful working remotely, juggling the needs of your family, staff, and community. As we get the information you can trust, we will continue to update this page with opportunities and information that emerge regarding government funding, employee assistance, pooled funding through local funder collaboratives, and strategies for leading your organization over the next several months.
Over the last month, thousands of nonprofit leaders have turned to CNM for resources and advice and we’ve been honored to be able to help meet the needs of the sector. The CNM team, while working remotely, is alive and well and ready to help – including our virtual working lunches every Friday to answer questions from our peers about current practices as we all navigate change together.
– Regina Birdsell

CNM Resources

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Taking Care of Your Organization's Finances

Emergency Relief Funds

  • County COVID-19 Community Equity Fund (CCCEF) – The LA County Department of Health Services and the LA County Department of Public Health in partnership with Community Partners will be launching the County COVID-19 Community Equity Fund to serve neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic through resources and prevention. Selected CBOs will receive funding, mentorship, training and technical assistance to support their internal infrastructure, workforce and sustainability as they provide prevention services, activities and social and medical resources to their communities. Applications open 10/16 and are due by 10/30.

  • CARES Food Security Grant – The California Community Foundation is administering a competitive grant program on behalf of the County of Los Angeles for nonprofits aiding in alleviating food insecurity in response to COVID-19. Applications open 10/19 and are due by 10/31. Read the RFP Pre-Packet for more info and complete this brief to express interest.

  • LA Regional COVID Fund: Grant provided by the County of Los Angeles in partnership with institutional and corporate philanthropy to support Micro-entrepreneurs, small business, and Non-profits across Los Angeles County.

Grants Funded by LA County

  • Pandemic Compliant Fund-WDACS (1-100 employees)


  • Los Angeles County Paycheck Protection Program Application Portal: The County of Los Angeles in partnership with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative and Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF) has created a new application portal for small businesses and nonprofits seeking to apply for the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a forgivable loan product created by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. All eligible business owners and nonprofits who have been unable to apply for a PPP loan through a bank or other financial institutions are encouraged to submit an inquiry. If you have any questions, please contact the Los Angeles County Disaster Help Center at 833-238-4450.

  • The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act: Payment Protection Program (PPP) Loans, Small Business Debt Relief Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans & Emergency Economic Injury Grants, Counseling & Training, Contracting, Tax Provisions

  • Sample Board Resolution to Apply for PPP: from Nonprofit Finance Fund

  • How the CARES Act Provides Financial Relief for Nonprofit Organizations (Overview and implementation on Application, Tax Credit, Grants, Paycheck Protection Program)

  • National Council of Nonprofits: Loans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES Act – Paycheck Protection Program (Emergency SBA 7(a) Loans), Expanded EIDL & Emergency Grants (SBA 7(b) Loans), Mid-Size Loan Program

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

  • Employee Rights – Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Fundraising/Financial Planning

Personal Protective Equipment

Leading the Way

Other Nonprofit Resource Centers

  • Philanthropy California is an alliance of Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego Grantmakers COVID-19 Resources

  • Council on Foundations Resource Hub: Legal, FAQs and Public Policy Resources, Funding Opportunities Across the US and Globally, Philanthropic News on Coronavirus, and share how your Org is responding!

Help for the Helpers

Webinar Series Making Sense of Emerging Financing Options for Nonprofits Recordings
April 6-9, 2020

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Navigating SBA Lending
in the COVID-19 Age

Ted Hiatt, Director of
LA Small Business Development Network

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Bridge Financing Options for Nonprofits During COVID-19

Tunua Thrash-Ntuk, Executive Director of LISC Los Angeles

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Financial Decision-Making &
Communication in a Time of Crisis

Annie Chang, Director of
Nonprofit Finance Fund

Los Angeles County and Community Resources

  • LA CARES Crisis Response Guides: List of necessary benefits and resources available for the financially vulnerable, parents and families, and mental health care.

State and Federal Information

  • CA COVID-19 Tracker (CA)



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