One thing that small business owners and managers are great at is adapting to their current situation. While the coronavirus epidemic is unprecedented, those skills that keep small businesses alive every day will help these businesses survive. In many cases, there is no need to gather more debt during this time as national, statewide, and private coronavirus grants may help.
On a national level, there are government grants and grants from private sources that may be available, including:
Get up to a $10,000 loan in as little as three days that you can spend on maintaining payroll, paid leave, increased costs, mortgage or rent payments. While it comes as a loan, if you spend the money as intended, then it is forgiven, so it becomes a small business grant. Learn what economic injury grants and loans are, what businesses qualify, and how to apply here.
While Facebook is not taking applications yet, they have set aside up to $100 million for coronavirus grants that up to 30,000 small businesses in 30 countries can receive.
While new applications are not being accepted at this time, the application to receive a James Beard Foundation Grant may be reopened at a later time. These coronavirus grants are only available to those in the food and beverage industry with the foundation receiving donations from individuals, corporations, and many other sources to be able to award these grants.
If employees are kept on the payroll for at least eight weeks, this loan is forgiven. Businesses need to apply through a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved lender. We pulled together a list of the top 275 SBA approved banks where you can apply today.
Small business grants from Verizon are designed to help the business community with emergency cash.
Small businesses in the art field can receive coronavirus grants from this organization.
Small businesses may be able to secure grants from this fund if they are helping meet the needs of healthcare workers, helping to support vulnerable and gig workers, or promoting hygienic activities.
Small business grants are available from the Southern Equity Fund for business owners in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky, and Virginia with a special emphasis on those owned or serving the LGBTQ community.
If you looking for small business grants in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, or Wyoming, then you may be able to secure a $3,000 grant from this organization with a special emphasis to stop racism and xenophobia.
Coronavirus grants are available through this fund to help small businesses provide services to their local communities in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
Coronavirus grants are available for small businesses in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska who have been impacted with a special emphasis on East Asian communities.
Small business grants may be available to businesses in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts helping in the coronavirus fight.
Grants by State
Various types of state grants may be available from state governments and local organizations.
Black Belt Corona Virus Relief Fund receive funds through this organization to help meet healthcare needs with a special emphasis on meeting needs in low-income areas around Alabama’s Black Belt.
Small business grants to cover basic necessities are available to Greater Huntsville business owners who are trying to help others.
The COVID-19 Response Fund has been established by the Our Community Foundation in partnership with donors to deploy flexible resources to community organizations that are on the front lines of the Greater Birmingham area coronavirus outbreak.
This fund was established by local and statewide funders under the auspices of the Alaska Community Foundation to meet the needs of businesses and individuals who need COVID-19 financial help.
This fund established by Anchorage’s United Way can help with rent, food, and childcare.
Small business owners who count on their business as their family’s only source of income and have less than $250,000 in revenue annually can apply for this grant. Priority will be given to those with children under 18.
This flexible fund plans on giving grants to nonprofits and others to meet immediate needs and help the state recover.
Small businesses and nonprofits may receive coronavirus grants from this fund to help with healthcare, education and other short-term needs.
If you are a business or nonprofit operating in Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View, California, you may qualify for these grants through the Los Altos Community Foundation.
This fund was established to funnel funds through community organizations to help government entities, nonprofits, and small businesses.
The Horizon Foundation is overseeing this fund that supports small businesses and individuals, with a particular emphasis on those in the LGBTQ communities located across the Bay Area.
Small business grants to help cover expenses may be available for businesses in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
Small businesses in the arts niche can receive coronavirus grants to help cover losses with a special emphasis put on the most vulnerable artists.
If you or your employees located in San Bernardino and Riverside counties are in danger of losing your job, then you may be eligible for a coronavirus grant.
Small business grants may be available from the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles for those working in healthcare, childcare, or providing meals or services to the city’s most vulnerable residents.
Small business grants are available to low and moderate wage workers and owners of small businesses.
Santa Clara county small businesses who are in danger of failing can get coronavirus grants from this organization with a special emphasis on artists.
Small business grants for working capital may be available across the state from this fund overseen by Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
Small businesses in Denver can qualify for up to $7,500 small business grants to help stabilize businesses in the community.
Money has been pooled by Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Colorado Creative Industries, and RedLine while other donors are being looked for to give artists in various media immediate cash assistance. A priority will be given to low-income individuals and those where art is their only source of income.
If your small business operates in the health, arts, humanities or education fields anywhere in the state, then you may qualify for a coronavirus grant.
If your business is located in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, and Wolcott, you may qualify for a small business grant, especially if you are helping on the front lines.
This fund operated by the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut and the United Way of Central and Northeast Connecticut will aid those who are serving the most vulnerable populations.
Partnering with the Town of New Canaan Chamber of Commerce, coronavirus grants are available to meet small business needs that fall through the gaps of other programs.
Overseen by the Delaware Community Foundation, small business grants are available to help with immediate needs.
While this is not a coronavirus grant, those in the hospitality industry in Delaware can take advantage of this small business loan.
If you are a small business owner in Collier County, Florida, you may be able to get a grant to help with immediate needs.
You may be able to receive coronavirus grants if you live in Brevard County, Florida, and have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
Coastal Georgia small business grants may be available for businesses who have not been able to secure help from other sources.
Small businesses and their employees may be able to receive help from this fund that is partnering with many other organizations to offer coronavirus grants.
Coronavirus grants from this organization will occur in four rounds with the last two rounds helping small businesses and nonprofits rebuild.
This fund started by the Innovia Foundation is available to help gig workers, small businesses, and many others.
Organized by the Idaho Community Foundation, grant guidelines are still being developed by this organization.
Over $2 million in small business and nonprofit coronavirus grants are available from this fund for Evanston-area residents.
Nonprofits and small business grants to support vulnerable individuals may be received from this fund operated by the Community Foundation of Boone County Inc.
This flexible fund is set to help with nonprofit and small business grants in Black Hawk County.
If you are a small business person in Muscatine County, you may qualify for a coronavirus grant from this fund operated by the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine.
Manhattan, Kansas, small businesses can apply for help through this fund, also serving individuals and nonprofits.
Nonprofits and small businesses may be able to get a coronavirus grant if your business is located in Butler, Elk, Harvey, Marion, Sedgwick, and Wilson counties.
Overseen by the United Way of the Bluegrass and Blue Grass Community Foundation, small business grants may be available to those most impacted by coronavirus.
Weekly coronavirus grants may be available to Louisville, Kentucky, area may be available to impacted businesses.
Small business grants may be available for businesses impacted by COVID-19 with this fund’s emphasis shifting over time.
Nonprofit regional health organizations, government entities, nonprofit organizations, churches, and schools may receive these grants.
Coronavirus grants for small businesses and their workers in Maine may be available through this United Way fund.
Small businesses impacted by COVID-19 may qualify for coronavirus grants if their business is in Anne Arundel County.
Operated by the United Way of the National Capital Area, small businesses can benefit from coronavirus grants from this fund to help meet immediate needs.
Coronavirus grants to support immediate needs may be available to small businesses.
Small businesses in Boston working to feed children, in healthcare, and to help first responders can receive coronavirus grants from this organization.
Worcester County small businesses and gig workers can receive funds through this fund to help meet immediate needs.
Artists and small business involved in arts can get funds from this organization on a rolling basis.
Coronavirus grants are available to small businesses who are not able to find other funding to meet their needs.
Administered by 15 economic development organizations across Michigan, these coronavirus grants are open to small businesses within those organization’s boundaries.
These grants are designed for businesses who are wanting to retool their facility to help meet critical needs. Up to $1 million has been set aside to help purchase supplies or help purchase needed equipment.
Jackson County small business grants are available with a special emphasis on meeting the needs of workers.
St. Cloud, Minnesota, business owners impacted by COVID-19 may be able to get a grant to help meet their expenses.
Small business grants may be available to Central Minnesota businesses, nonprofits and government entities who have jobs affected by COVID-19.
Grants from this fund are designed to help meet current needs for small businesses, government entities, and nonprofits.
Small businesses can get an emergency loan from the Minnesota Employment and Economic Development Commission for up to $35,000. While the loan may have to be paid back over five years, the state is talking about making these small business grants.
P Fund has set aside up to $100,000 to help businesses and gig workers. The overall emphasis of this fund is the LGBTQIA community.
Established clients with the Southwest Initiative Foundation can receive additional grants and loan forgiveness.
Artists who have had gigs canceled because of COVID-19 can receive these coronavirus grants.
Emergency grants for preschools and legally exempt, school-based, school-age care programs.
Nonprofits, government entities, and others can apply for these grants of up to $3,000 if they are in Douglas County.
If you are a small business and are black, Native American or a minority, then you may qualify for a coronavirus grant from this fund operated by Headwaters Foundation for Justice.
Nonprofits, government groups, and small businesses can apply for these coronavirus grants that are available in the Brainerd area.
Small businesses needing help recovering from the coronavirus can apply for help from this fund.
Grants from this fund administered by the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation are mainly to be given to those helping the emergent population and nonprofits.
Coronavirus grants are available to meet immediate needs through United Way and community foundations throughout Nebraska.
Tahoe small businesses may receive coronavirus grants from this organization with special emphasis on those meeting immediate community needs.
Small business grants are available for businesses throughout the state working in food, healthcare, and housing.
Small businesses working to meet immediate needs of workers and those in high-risk groups can get help through this fund.
Albuquerque small business owners can receive coronavirus grants to meet their needs now and to prepare for the future.
Businesses in New York City who have five or fewer employees can use this grant to cover 40% of their payroll for the next two months.
These coronavirus grants are designed to help with daily-living needs of the most vulnerable businesses and people in Brooklyn.
Small business grants are available to keep businesses operating with a particular emphasis on those who are helping those on the front lines.
Throughout the state, small business grants may be available to adapt a business to meet current needs or to add to existing services.
Small business grants from this fund are designed to help Appalachian Ohio meet immediate needs.
Small business grants may be available to help stabilize food supplies, provide healthcare, and other immediate and ongoing needs.
Central Oklahoma small business coronavirus grants may be available to mitigate losses and help expand services.
Businesses who need to expand their ability for workers to work from home may be able to receive help from these coronavirus grants along with those helping to educate children or who are meeting community needs.
These coronavirus grants overseen by Brandywine Health Foundation is designed to meet immediate needs of small business owners and their employees.
Coronavirus grants may be available for businesses to meet immediate and ongoing needs throughout the state.
United Way of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) and the Community Foundation for the CSRA partnered to create the CSRA COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to provide needed resources to nonprofit organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic serving our most vulnerable populations.
The Coronavirus Response Fund will provide support to verified nonprofits and community organizations directly addressing the needs of those affected by the virus.
Knoxville area small business grants are available to help with immediate and short-term coronavirus needs.
Small business grants are available to businesses in the Greater Austin area impacted by coronavirus.
The Stand With Austin Fund was established in partnership with the Entrepreneurs Foundation to receive charitable donations to support nonprofits assisting individuals and small businesses most negatively impacted by the cancellation of SXSW and least able to recover on their own.
Abilene-area businesses who have been severely impacted by coronavirus may receive grants to keep them operational.
Small businesses in need of immediate help may qualify for aid from this fund.
Coronavirus grants may be available to help gig workers and small businesses, with a special emphasis to those living in the Park City area.
Vermont small businesses that have been negatively impacted can get coronavirus grants to help them stay in business and meet immediate worker needs.
These small business grants that can change focus over time are designed to meet immediate and long-term needs of those most impacted.
If your small business is located in Loudoun and Northern Fauquier counties, you may be able to receive help through this fund.
Alexandria business owners and individuals affected by coronavirus can get help through this fund.
Businesses in Seattle and Bellevue that have less than 50 employees can apply for these coronavirus grants. Small businesses with reduced foot traffic are eligible for this grant, with Amazon setting aside $5 million.
The Seattle Business Stabilization Fund will provide up to a $10,000 small business grant to Seattle businesses that employ five or fewer employees to meet day-to-day operating expenses. Businesses required to restrict patronage to those 18 and older are not eligible for these coronavirus grants.
Coronavirus grants for Parkersburg businesses are available to meet needs that have fallen through other systems.
These coronavirus grants can be used for a variety of purposes, including people who are out of work to meet basic needs in Mercer County/Tazewell County.
Businesses who already have a loan through approved community development financial institutions may qualify for $20,000 designed to help stabilize their business.
Administered by the Brown County United Way, this fund was established to help with immediate needs.
The Wyoming COVID-19 Fund provides rapid financial support to frontline nonprofits working to offset the impacts of the virus in their communities.
There are coronavirus grants available in many areas. One of the best things about operating a business in America is that people band together to help each other when the going gets tough. The applications for these grants are very easy in many cases, so save your business without accumulating more debt today.