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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources for Grantees

We have compiled a list of resources for grantees in response to the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

The list includes information, weblinks, and articles to support non-profits and grassroots organizations that are adapting during these uncertain times. Resources include information that’s relevant to reproductive justice, birth justice, and other social justice organizations.  

We welcome grantees to send us resources to include on the list. 

Please use the search area below to the right. Categories include: collective care, communications, design tools, digital organizing, digital security, healing justice, human rights, member support, messaging, political education, rapid response, telemedicine, teleworking, and wellness.     

SourceIssue AreaDescription
Legal Aid at Work
Relief Funds For Undocumented
Workers in California

Rapid Response
Funders for LGBTQ Issues
LGBTQ Funding Resources in the
Covid-19 Response
Rapid ResponseThis page is intended as a hub of resources and information for funders and grantees seeking to address the unique needs of LGBTQ communities in the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes a listing of rapid-response funds and grassroots campaigns specifically focused on the needs of LGBTQ communities, as well as emerging practices that funders are implementing to better support LGBTQ nonprofits and grassroots groups in the context of the pandemic.
WBUR's Arts & Culture Team
Resources for Artists and Nonprofits
Rapid Response
Community Change Action
2020 Digital Organizing Toolkit
Digital Organizing
Telemedicine
Teleworking
Now more than ever, this virus has shown us that we are dependent on each other and whether we’re Black or white, Latino or Asian, native or newcomer, we know it's time to pull together. This moment calls on us to go all in--for all of us. That’s why Community Change Action created this resource toolkit to make sense of the moment.
Training for Change
Upcoming Workshops
Digital Organizing
Telemedicine
Teleworking
All workshops are rooted in a Direct Education approach. Our trainers center the group, building upon dynamics in the room and participants’ own experience to introduce new content and help the group access their own wisdom. Many of our public workshops are “training of trainers”; they’re designed for folks facilitating and training across contexts and with varying levels of experience. Some are offered regularly throughout the year, but many are offered less frequently.
Powerlabs
Resources for organizers, campaigners
and digital strategists to respond to coronavirus
Communications
Digital Organizing
Opportunities to connect with other organizers, messaging recommendations, tactics and tools, collections of advocacy asks, resources and more
Reprojobs
Parenting and Working and
Coronavirus?! Oh shit.
Digital Organizing
Telemedicine
Teleworking
Just when you thought you were getting back into the school/work/life routine, a pandemic hits and life slips into chaos. Thanks to COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, we’re grappling with work, home, relationships, parenting, caring for elders, and ALSO attempting to be our children’s teachers and primary caretakers. Whether this is an abrupt shift for you or something you’ve been doing for years (shout out to the stay-at-home parents, homeschoolers, and single parents!), we’re with you in this mess, and we’re here to help.
Nonprofit Quarterly
Protecting Privacy in the Age of Coronavirus: Digital Tools for Nonprofits
Digital Organizing
Digital Security
Privacy is critically important in a democratic society. It is also an assumed feature of the interaction between many nonprofit and social justice organizations and institutions and the people with whom we come into contact. Preserving it is essential. And the ever-present threat to privacy has been made more acute by this pandemic.
Netflix
Netflix Party
Digital OrganizingInterested in watching films with your base? There are a bunch of apps, including Netflix Party.
Input
Zoom's attention-tracking feature is
ripe for misuse
Digital Security
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Surveillance Self-Defense: Tips, Tools and How-To's for Safer Online Communications
Digital Security
Teleworking
Power California
Represent Together: A Messaging Guide for Wellness and Safety
Communications
Messaging
These messages should inform all communications: public events, social media posts, one-to-one conversations, small meetings, letters to the editor, etc. They can be used to “clap back” at messages that blame immigrants or Asians or are dog-whistle in nature. They can be used to call in people whose initial response is individualism at great cost to others. They can be used to inspire agency when people are paralyzed by fear or confusion. These messages promote cross-racial solidarity and a vision for our country and state. They can be used in parts as you see fit, keeping in mind the core values and words to embrace and words to replace (based on research about what works). These messages should absolutely be used to promote specific policy demands, e.g. increasing SNAP benefits, moratorium on evictions, expansion of Medicaid, etc.
Canva
Access online or via the App Store
Design Tool
Communications
Messaging
Level: Beginner
Pro: FREE, easy-to-use templates.
Con: No illustration tools, and the ubiquity of their content means some of your posts might not look unique to other organizations.
Sprout Social
Access online
Design Tool
Communications
Messaging
Level: Beginner
Pro: Easy-to-use resizer
Con: No other functions
Procreate
Access via the App Store
Design Tool
Communications
Messaging
Level: Medium-Advanced
Pro: $10 for wide-use of functions
Con: Requires iPad and Apple Pen
Adobe Suite
Access via the App Store
Design Tool
Communications
Messaging
Level: Advanced
Pro: Widest suite of graphic design tools
Con: Expensive, harder to learn
Asian American Feminist Collective
Asian American Feminist Antibodies
(Care in the Time of Coronavirus)
Human Rights
Political Education
With the COVID-19 pandemic neither behind us or solely ahead of us, this zine offers a way to make meaning of the coronavirus crisis through long-standing practices of care that come out of Asian American histories and politics. We bring together first-hand accounts and analyses from our communities, including health and service workers and caregivers on the frontlines, students, people living with chronic illness, journalists, and organizers. Together, this collection of stories, essays, and artwork shows how we experience, resist, and grapple with a viral outbreak that has been racialized as Asian, is spoken of in the language of contagion and invasion, and reveals the places where our collective social safety net is particularly threadbare.
Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council
Anti-Asian Hate Crime Reporting
Human RightsLos Angeles-based organizations Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) and Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA). “Since its official launch on March 19, 2020, the STOP AAPI HATE reporting center has received over 1,100 reports of coronavirus discrimination from Asian Americans across the country.”
United We Dream
Healthcare access for Undocumented Folks in the Time of COVID19
Healthcare Access
Human Rights
Member Support
Nextdoor Helper
Visit online
Collective Care
Member Support
In your neighborhood, there are many people who for various reasons are homebound and cannot run errands due to their vulnerability to the coronavirus. This site is a simple service that helps match volunteers to people in their neighborhood who need help with errands. It works anywhere in the world. You can register as someone who needs help, or someone who can help.
Caring Across Distance:
Some Things to Consider Before Movement Gatherings During COVID-19
Collective Care
Healing Justice
Wellness
If you’ve found your way here, you might be trying to figure whether or not you should cancel an upcoming gathering, conference, party, or other in-person event. Here’s what’s coming up:

1) Some Things That Are True About COVID-19 and Its Context
2) Some Things to Take Into Consideration About Gatherings & COVID-19
3) Some Alternatives to In-Person Events
4) Even More Things That We Know About COVID-19 (Risks + Rates + Links)
irresistable
Coronavirus: Wisdom from a Social Justice Lens by Irresistible podcast
Collective Care
Healing Justice
Wellness
“We’re bringing you medical information, invocations, grounding practices and dialogue from the March 7, 2020 webinar: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Preparation for People Living with Chronic Illnesses in the United States.

Unlike much of what we’re seeing in the media and public discussion, the virtual gathering -- organized in a week’s time -- centered the wisdom and life experiences of people who live with chronic illnesses and disability.”
Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing
FCYO COVID-19 Youth Organizing Rapid Response Fund
Rapid ResponseFCYO’s rapid response fund serves to support youth organizing groups in sustaining their organizations in this time and responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Funds will be designated for organizations that engage young people of color, low-income young people, and gender-oppressed young people in collective action for systemic change. Funds should be used to help organizations make necessary pivots in program and strategy during this crisis.