COVID-19 Community Recovery Resources

The Foundation is committed to connecting donors to giving opportunities and nonprofits to resources, so Greater Miami can overcome the impacts of COVID-19. We have curated the list below. If you can give, see links to community, relief, response and recovery funds. If you work for a nonprofit, see the links to philanthropic resources and how the $2.2 trillion federal CARES Act applies to you. If you’re a Greater Miami resident, see the links to local and national resources for economic relief, job assistance and more. For more information on the Foundation’s response, visit our COVID-19 Response page.

Give to community response and recovery funds

 

 

  • The United Way of Miami-Dade‘s Miami Pandemic Response Fund, in partnership with the Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald and The Miami Foundation, and other supporters will focus on working through a network of nonprofits to provide immediate, direct financial assistance to families. Click here to donate. 

 

 

 

  • Miami Diaper Bank  has activated their COVID-19 Relief Fund for securing, purchasing, transporting and distributing diapers and baby essentials to children and families whose lives are impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to donate.

 

 

 

 

  • Food Rescue U.S. has launched a national COVID-19 Response Fund. All donations will go toward the launch of Community Kitchens, a resource for local restaurants and to provide meals to unemployed hospitality workers. Click here to donate.

 

Nonprofit support resources

 

 

  • Axis South Florida is an online platform, created by Microsoft in collaboration with Citi, that provides simple, easy-to-understand information and support to help South Florida residents, small businesses and nonprofits secure the economic support they need to withstand the COVID-19 crisis and emerge stable.

 

  • Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors & CPAs has set up a hotline – 305-377-3900 – to answer questions and offer technical assistance pro-bono to help nonprofits apply for the Paycheck Protection Program enabled by the CARES Act. To watch the Miami-based firm’s webinar for nonprofits click here,  and here for the Power Point Presentation.

 

  • CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act – Major Impacts for Nonprofits is a webinar by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The 40-minute webinar concisely explains the act, major elements accessible to nonprofits, what to expect in implementation and how it can be used to help nonprofits. Use these links for the webinar video briefingguidance slides and the Emergency Loan guidelines.

 

 

 

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration is the main source of COVID-19 funding being made available through the CARES Act to small businesses, including nonprofits. The programs can help some nonprofits obtain immediate (forgivable) loans to bridge operating expenses, relieve payroll taxes, and retain employees. Click here for to access resources.

 

 

  • The Emergent Fund‘s People’s Bailout is a national fund to get resources to grassroots organizations and projects that need bailing out the most. It will prioritize efforts that focus on Black, indigenous and people of color organizers. Click here to learn more.

 

  • Hispanics in Philanthropy‘s national COVID-19 Rapid Response Migration Fund is providing emergency mini-grants to frontline organizations responding to the immediate needs of migrants and refugees in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to learn more.

 

Resources for Greater Miami residents

 

 

  • 3-1-1 Contact Center is Miami-Dade County’s 311 Call Center connecting senior citizens with food needs to the Emergency Operations Center for assistance.

 

  • Miami-Dade Public School Resources list shares information and resources regarding COVID-19 to ensure students and staff remain healthy and can access contacts related to remote learning and school operations.

 

 

  • Catalyst Miami is continuing free tax prep to help families receive their stimulus check and other financial relief faster. The free help is available to people who make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and taxpayers who speak limited English. To make an appointment at a Branches site, call 305-688-3551.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Grantee Oolite Arts has repurposed funding to offer relief to visual artists. The Oolite Arts Relief fund will offer up to $500 to cover lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to apply.

 

  • Little Haiti Small Business Relief Fund will provide support to qualifying locally-owned businesses by providing micro-grants, education and business mentorship on how to navigate the federal funding available to them through the SBA and additional sources. Learn more.

 

 

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