With stay-at-home orders and the inability to hold in-person fundraisers, many nonprofits are looking for resources to help them through these tough times. Here are some recommendations to get started. Contact your nonprofit librarian for an online consultation if you need more direct help or visit www.spokanenonprofits.org for all of our resources.
Foundation Directory Online
During library closures for COVID-19, people can access Foundation Directory Online Essential remotely. FDO Essential is a more basic version that includes grantmaker information, but not grant or recipient information. Your nonprofit librarian can still do a Foundation Directory Online Professional search that shows grants and recipients. View this short video on how to use FDO Essential.
Your local community foundation is asking about the most important community needs right now and will fund accordingly.
Nonprofits are able to take advantage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. Check out these two websites to see what steps to take to maintain your finances and keep serving your community.
Nonprofits with staff can read more about Coronavirus relief options at the Small Business Administration.
Read up on funding opportunities for coronavirus.
Seattle Public Library is maintaining a continuously updated list of other resources for nonprofits.