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As trusted partners in your networks and communities, you (movement leaders and organizations) are often the first line of communication on COVID-19 related resources. Guided by our conversations and your recommendations, the YEF team curates a list of COVID-19 related resources and opportunities focused on 3 areas: fundraising, trainings, and wellness; and spotlighting 1 story to spark thought. 

The information on this page will be time relevant, which means it will only include links to currently active sources and open deadlines. This Knowledge Hub page will be updated weekly on Wednesdays.

Last Updated On: June 3, 2020

Get That Money!

Funding Opportunities

Momentum Fund (for non-profits managing an active COVID-19 fund)

The Momentum Fund will provide grants to 501(c)(3) organizations that are managing an active COVID-19 fund. The grants will help these organizations build their capacity so that they can effectively grow, promote, manage and sustain their funds (whether they need to add new staff, access consulting expertise, acquire new software, etc.). Deadline to Apply: Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 3:00 pm ET | 12 pm PT.

 

Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People Grants

Led by a committee of Presbyterians and ecumenical partners dissatisfied with poverty and oppression, united in faith and action through sharing, confronting, and enabling by participating in the empowerment of economically poor, oppressed, and disadvantaged people, seeking to change the structures that perpetuate poverty, oppression and injustice. Partnerships are initiated by applications to the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) and are evaluated using SDOP’s funding criteria and overarching SDOP program measures.The review process might take up to 6 months. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

 

Community Relief Fund

Thanks to generous grounding investments from philanthropic funders, including the Robin Hood Foundation, Emergent Fund and Brooklyn Community Foundation, The Gathering for Justice is launching its first Rapid Response Fund, Community Relief Fund that will provide one-time $250.00 relief grants to youth between the ages of 15 to 25. Applications accepted on a rolling basis..  

 

TD Charitable Foundation Grants

For the remainder of 2020, the TDCF plans to suspend its regular application calendar, and will accept applications on a rolling basis, with reviews taking place monthly until our 2020 allocation of funds is exhausted. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

 

The COVID-19 Collective Fund for Trans Communities

Third Wave Fund, Borealis Philanthropy’s Fund for Trans Generations, and Destination Tomorrow’s TRANScend Community Impact Fund are announcing the launch of the COVID-19 Collective Fund for Trans Communities to get financial resources to trans-led organizations and transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary communities who are organizing in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until funds are available. 

 

Southern Partners Fund — Justice Fund for Disaster Relief and Renewal

SPF’s disaster fund grantees, small rural community organizations, form a vital part of emergency management systems in SPF’s 12-state region. SPF’s geographical focus includes twelve southeastern states, (AL, AK, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, and WV). Applications accepted on a rolling basis

 

RESIST Rapid Response Grant

Rapid Response grants are reviewed every Wednesday and applicants are notified of funding decisions within 24 hours. Rapid Response awards are sent electronically within 48 hours of the funding decision date.  Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

 

Emergent Fund: The People’s Bailout

We are focusing our grantmaking on organizations that (1) are mobilizing to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable communities; (2) are utilizing power-building strategies including but not limited to digital organizing, membership development and outreach, narrative development, direct action; and (3) are led by communities of color. Check back here in the coming months to see revisions and updates to our processes as the pandemic evolves. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

 

Emergency Funds to Undocumented Students 

List of Colleges Providing Covid19 by My UndocuLife 

Power Up!

Trainings + Tools

How to Manage When Things Are Not Okay (And Haven’t Been For Centuries)

The Management Center has put together their best thinking for organizations to support their staff at a time when things are not okay (and haven’t been for a long time).

 

Caring Across Distance: Some Things to Consider Before Movement Gatherings During COVID-19 A guide to help your organization figure out whether or not you should cancel an upcoming gathering, conference, party, or other in-person event .By Maryse Mitchell-Brody

 

Surveillance Self-defense

Tips, tools and how-tos for safer online communications a project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation

 

Power Labs Resource Guide

Resources for organizers, campaigners and digital strategists to respond to coronavirus

 

Training for Change

All workshops are rooted in Training for Change’s Direct Education approach. 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. Workshop costs $35.00 – $200.00, sliding scale based on income. 

  • Training for Social Action Trainers (TSAT)
  • Facilitating Online Meetings
  • Webinario Gratuito: Tips basicos para facilitar en linea
  • Como facilitar talleres en linea de manera efectiva

 

Virtual Lab

The Nonprofit Learning Lab has set up a virtual lab with the following trainings at a cost of $25 for members and $50 for non-members:

  • How To Lead Better Online Meetings And Trainings Offered: 6/11/20, 6/22/20
  • Data-driven Annual Giving Strategies: Raising Funds Offered: 6/11/20, 7/7/20
  • Virtual Gala: Engaging Donors In Their Own Homes Offered: 6/18/20, 6/24/20

 

Black to the Future Public Policy Institute

The Black Future Lab will work with Black organizers across the country to advance a just response for Black communities in the face of a health pandemic and economic disaster.

Application Deadline: June 12, 2020

 

RePower: Online Learning Courses

Trainings will offer key skills-development for digital organizing, data strategy, coding for the movement and more. Through these courses, re:power is teaching tech skills that are crucial to the success of a modern campaign that values equity with a race, gender, and class lens.

Courses include:

  • VAN/EveryAction Administration
  • Building Analytics Reports in Google Sheets
  • Fundamentals of Python
  • Database Administration Using SQL
  • Intro to Digital Organizing

 

Cost is sliding scale between $100 – $600. If your organization is interested in attending one of these training please e-mail admin@youthengagementfund.org with the subject line re:power registration and include in your message the training(s) you are interested in.

 

Social Justice Resources for COVID-19 Response

Irresistible is responding with timely perspectives from the frontlines in their podcast, as well as a new weekly support space called Care Circle. 

 

Nonprofit Leaders COVID-19 Crisis Advisory

The Nonprofit Leaders COVID-19 Crisis Advisory is to providing 45-minute coaching and advisory sessions for nonprofit leaders as they guide their organizations’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

13 Zoom Video Chat tips, tricks and hidden features

Learn to change your background, your audio and video settings, and how to share your screen.

 

Infographic for Zoom Meeting Settings

 

7 Tips for Managing Virtual Meetings with Care during a Pandemic

Take Care

Healing + Wellness

VIRTUAL THERAPY OPPORTUNITIES

 

How to Find a Therapist During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Mental Health Options

Getting mental health care can be complicated, but help is available. By Sammy Nickalls, Teen Vogue

 

Bors Lawrence Henson Foundation’s COVID-19 Free Virtual Therapy Support

The COVID-19 Free Virtual Therapy Support campaign was developed to cover the cost for virtual or tele-therapy services by licensed, culturally competent clinicians in our network for up to five (5) sessions. 

 

#DestressInPlace Community Care Supports

Trauma Response & Crisis Care (TRACC) for Movements is offering 1-1 Virtual Care, Interactive WEbinars, and PRactice Groups Opportunities. No cost offerings.

 

Mutual Aid Mourning and Healing Request for Support

A group of Chicago-based organizers is gathering a list of clergy members, death midwives/doulas, therapists, social workers, and healers who can offer support by phone or video conference to community members who had someone close to them pass away. Offerings based upon completion of an application.

 

Black Virtual Therapist Network

BEAM has started an online directory of licensed Black therapists who are certified to provide telemental health services

 

Social Justice Healing

Grounding skills to manage stress and remote online therapy sessions available

 

TRAININGS, GATHERINGS, AND MORE

 

Immigrants Rising Wellness Gatherings

Immigrants Rising’s virtual Wellness Gatherings help undocumented young people stay grounded and connected to one another. Led by Liliana Campos, Immigrants Rising’s Mental Health Advocate, these virtual gatherings convene experienced facilitators—psychologists, coaches, traditional healers—to guide undocumented young people through educational materials and interactive activities. Every Wednesday at 5 pm PST

 

Weekly Community Healing Space

99Rootz is hosting a weekly community healing space, every Thursday at 6 pm PST. Registration closes every Wednesday at 7 pm PST and will reopen on Fridays at 9 am PST

 

TOOLS & TIPS

 

Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Struggling With This Very Painful Week

If images of Black suffering have left you feeling sad and angry and overwhelmed, here are some things you might do to get a tiny bit of relief. By Rachel Miller, Vice

 

Healthcare access for Undocumented Folks in the Time of COVID19

United We Dream has put together this healthcare access guide for undocumented people listed by state.

 

Mental Health: How and Where to Find Affordable Resources

Navigating the healthcare system to find mental health care can be difficult. Here are some tools and resources to get started.

 

Tools for Dealing Anxiety

List of resources from the Center for Sexual & Traumatic Stress to help deal with anxiety

 

Tips for supporting Someone during Panic Attack

List of how you can support a college or loved one during a panic attack

 

Herbal Resilience Guide 

Herbal Guide to Collective Protection and Healing During COVID-19 from Plant Stories, Plant stories from Lakota & Dakota territory

 

99Rootz Self Care Rituals for Social Distancing

A guide to help you be intentional about making space & time for daily self-care rituals.

 

Color Outside The Lines

Stories for Thought

Racial Justice Reads LIVE: Young Adult Fiction

Racial Justice Reads LIVE is a series of live webinars featuring groundbreaking authors from innovative genres discussing their work and its connection to racial justice. This week’s conversation features: Young Adult Fiction Authors, Junauda Petrus-Nasah and Gabby Rivera Memoirs. Racial Justice Reads aims to engage book lovers and justice-minded readers through author talks, panel discussions and other virtual offerings.  Organized by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 1:30pm CST to 3pm CST. Free of Cost

 

How to Safely and Ethically Film Police Misconduct

The human rights organization WITNESS provides guidance on exposing violent and discriminatory policing.

 

Young people’s voices are key to recovery

Young people have shouldered a tremendous weight in the midst of this crisis, and strategies undertaken in the name of recovery must honor the complexity of their realities and center what youth need and deserve in this moment and beyond.”

By Laura McCargar