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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 regularly as new opportunities and information arise.

Last Updated On: April 22nd, 2021

Get That Money!

Funding Opportunities

JM Kaplan Innovation Prize

JM Kaplan Innovation Prize seeks to identify, support, and elevate innovators who are spearheading transformative early-stage projects in the fields of social justice, the environment, and heritage conservation.Ten Prizes will be awarded, each including a $150,000 dollar award over three years, plus $25,000 in technical assistance funds. Application deadline is April 30th, 2021. The J.M. Kaplan Fund, is looking to fund visionary non-profit and mission-driven for-profit organizations that work within, across, or in a manner related to one or more of the Fund’s three program areas:

  • Social Justice: Buttressing democracy, voter education, and reforms to the criminal justice and immigration systems.
  • The Environment: Slowing the pace of climate change and mitigating climate impacts.
  • Heritage Conservation: Conserving the places that communities care about most.

 

2022 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Dance

The Vilcek Foundation Foundation will award three Creative Promise Prizes of $50,000 each to young (under 38), immigrant, artistic director, choreographers, and performers who demonstrate outstanding early achievement in dance. Applications are open through June 11, 2021.

 

The Bayard Rustin Residency at Penington Friends House, New York City

The Bayard Rustin Residency at Penington Friends House (PFH) is envisioned as an ongoing ladder to empowerment for Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) working to end Systemic Racism and to create a culture of anti-Racism and intersectional equality in the United States of America. This residency will provide up to one year of room and board to a person who demonstrates a strong project that addresses ending Systemic Racism and who has a necessity to be in New York City for up to one year. Areas of focus of their work can include activism in the arts, policy change, human rights, community organizing, and other areas of activism focusing on ending racism and strengthening equality. Deadline for application is midnight on May 1st, 2021.

 

Stronger Democracy Award

Awarding 12 million in total to 501c3 or 501c4 organizations focused on strengthening democracy. 

This award has a 5 step process and each one must be completed to continue moving on to the next round. The first step is completing the Organizational Readiness Tool to help determine eligibility that must be done prior to the registration: deadline June 22nd, 2021 at 5:00 pm PST.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

Vision Change Win’s Community Safety Program

Vision Change Win launched The Community Safety Training Series and Office Hours. The monthly training series is a chance for organizations to develop and deepen their safety and security infrastructure. At each level of the training series, organizations learn concrete strategies for identifying and addressing potential risks and developing safety structures that are scaled to the organization’s unique capacity, adaptive to changing conditions, and trauma-informed.

 

The training series is a sequential workshop where you can advance to the next level after completion of the previous training. The series is offered at the same date and time each month based on the following schedule: 

  • 101: 2nd Wednesday of the month – 2-4pm ET | 1-3pm CT | 12-2pm MT | 11am-1pm PT
  • 201: 3rd Wednesday of the month – 2-4pm ET | 1-3pm CT | 12-2pm MT | 11am-1pm PT
  • 301: 4th Wednesday of the month – 2-4pm ET | 1-3pm CT | 12-2pm MT | 11am-1pm PT

 

Arena Academy Five Day Multi-Disciplinary Training Program

Arena Academy is a five-day multidisciplinary training program. It is an opportunity to interact with participants from around the country and learn from leading experts in the fields. They offer seven tracks: Campaign Management, Communications, Data, Digital, Finance, Organizer, and Organizing Director. About half of your time will be spent learning skills and tools you need to become a political professional in your track. The other half of your time is spent in plenary sessions learning about important campaign topics such as equity and inclusion, management, data, and digital integration. This is an interactive learning experience and participants are expected to be present all five days from June 10th – 14th. The application deadline is April 25th at 11:59 pm EST. Registration costs $300. Scholarships are available.

 

Netroots Nation

If you didn’t attend Netroots Nation at Home live (August 13th – 15th, 2020)  but are interested in watching the recordings of sessions, you can purchase an All-Access Pass. For  $75, you’ll have access to more than 150 hours of content that you can view at your leisure (content will remain on virtual platform until June 30, 2021)

 

State Voices Tech and Tools Guide

Access the State Voices 2021 Civic Engagement and Advocacy Tools Guide to learn more about the latest digital tools and vendors, including texting services, cell-compliant dialers, digital organizing, and online fundraising, relational organizing, digital marketing, advocacy, and bill tracking. 

 

Management Center Resources

Getting through our jobs in the midst of COVID-19 and the pervasive reality of systemic racism and state-sanctioned violence against Black people is hard. The management center is offering online resources and opportunities for online discussion with others who are learning how to manage through these times. Course fees range from $200 to $350.

 

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 expe

rience to introduce new content and help the group access their own wisdom. Workshop costs $35 – $200, 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 is FREE to members and $50 for non-members.

 

Online Facilitation Resources

Jaime-Jin Lewis, a freelance facilitator grappling with how (and if) to deliver engaging, participatory online experiences, has designed a set of activities and tools to inspire reflection, collaboration, and growth in online meeting spaces.

 

#BlackTransLivesMatter

A list of actions and resources for solidarity with our Black trans women.

 

BLM Instructional Library for Children

List of E-books for children by Black Lives Matters that includes books on activism and advocacy, self-love and empowerment, and Black history.

 

TransformHarm.org

A resource hub about ending violence. Created by Mariame Kaba and designed by LuDesign Studio, the site includes selected articles, audio-visual resources, curricula, and more. 

 

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

 

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. 

 

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 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. These 6-week Wellness Support Groups led by trained mental health providers or registered clinicians are designed to help undocumented people feel less alone and more understood. The weekly virtual sessions are closed; meaning that advance registration is required, with the goal of creating a confidential space where 10-12 participants can feel grounded, find community and share their unique experiences, challenges, and successes with one another. Note: though participation can be therapeutic, the groups are not a form of therapy. Upcoming virtual sessions:

  • API Support Group 6 Consecutive Tuesdays beginning April 27th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm PT/ 9:30 – 11:00 pm ET
  • Chair Yoga/ Meditation Support Group 6 Consecutive Thursdays beginning April 29th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PT/ 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST 
  • Unodcuwomen Support Group 6 Consecutive Tuesdays beginning May 11th from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PT/ 8:00 – 9:00 pm EST

 

TOOLS & TIPS

 

Self-Care Summer Women Of Color Digital Art Contest

Calling all creative Women of Color (Black, Indigenous and Women of Color). Enter your submission here for a chance to have your digital artwork be featured on the cover of the inaugural Self-Care Stories of Women of Color eBook and win a $300 cash prize.

 

The Four Bodies

A Holistic Toolkit for Coping With Racial Trauma. Medium article written by Nappy Head Club, a community of healing for the Black and under-represented that explores the reclamation of their Black identity.

 

Healing Resources for BIPOC Organizers & Allies Taking Action for Black Lives

Irresistible has put together a list of healing resources for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) organizers and allies based on their Sustaining Ourselves When Confronting Violence podcast.

 

44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country

A list of forty-four mental health resources for Black people including people, brands, collectives, and organizations to follow. By Zahra Barnes, Self.

 

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

 

State-by-State 2020 Youth Voter Turnout: The South

As 2020 voter file data becomes available, CIRCLE is examining state-by-state youth voter turnout. Circle’s first analysis looked at nine states in the West and Southwest.