Updated: Friday, April 3 at 12 p.m.
We continue to update the following links to resources, Colorado relief funds and philanthropic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. We invite you to share with us any additional information.
Phianthropy Colorado has been working to connect funders across the state and ensure the sector has the most up-to-date information about nonprofit needs, relief funds and resources. Funders should check our events calendar for upcoming webinars designed to bring our members together to share their approaches to responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can read a summary here of how Colorado nonprofits responded to our survey asking them to identify urgent needs and the overall impact of COVID-19 on their organizations and communities.
We're also maintaining an inventory for our members of grants made and strategies implemented in response to the crisis. Members can log in to provide their information.
PLEASE NOTE: The World Health Organization is providing regular updates to its guidance about preventing the spread of COVID-19. Visit the WHO’s coronavirus webpage for guidance on hygiene and prevention.
The number of response funds in Colorado continues to grow:
- Governor Polis, Coloradans Launch COVID Relief Fund
- Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative
- Aspen Community Foundation: COVID-19 Regional Response Fund
- NEW! Chaffee County Community Foundation: Chaffee Emergency Response Fund
- Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger: Colorado COVID-19 Emergency Hunger Relief Fund
- Colorado Creative Industries: COVID-19 CO Creatives Relief Grant
- Community First Foundation: Jeffco Hope Fund
- Community Foundation Boulder County: COVID-19 Response Fund Boulder County
- Community Foundation of Northern Colorado: Northern Colorado COVID-19 Response Fund
- Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado: Community Emergency Relief Fund
- Denver Arts & Venues: Colorado Artist Relief Fund
- The Denver Foundation: Critical Needs Fund
- El Pomar Foundation: Colorado Assistance Fund
- First Southwest Community Fund: COVID-19 Emergency Micro-Grant Program
- Grand Foundation: Emergency Assistance Fund
- Ground Floor Media: COVID-19 Community Support Assistance for Smaller Colorado Nonprofits
- Latino Community Foundation of Colorado: Ayuda Colorado Fund
- Longmont Community Foundation: Neighbor to Neighbor Covid-19 Relief Fund
- Mile High United Way: Colorado COVID Relief Fund
- NEW! Montrose Communty Foundation: Montrose Emergency Relief Fund
- NextFifty Initiative: COVID-19 Response Fund
- Pikes Peak Community Foundation: Emergency Response Fund
- Rocky Mountain Health Foundation: Rapid Response Funding
- Summit Foundation: Emergency Needs Community Fund
- Telluride Foundation: Community COVID-19 Response Fund
- U.S. Small Business Administration: Economic Injury Disaster Loan
- USDA Rural Development: Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19
- Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation: COVID-19 Community Assistance Fund
- Weld Community Foundation: Weld Recovers Fund
- Yampa Valley Community Foundation: COVID-19 Response Fund
Other ways Colorado funders are responding:
- Bonfils-Stanton Foundation: COVID-19 Response, Bonfils-Stanton releases $125,000 to help arts groups during coronavirus outbreak
- Caring for Colorado Foundation: COVID-19 Update from Caring for Colorado
- Caring for Denver Foundation: Caring for Denver to distribute $565K in coronavirus aid
- Chinook Fund: Response to Coronavirus
- The Colorado Health Foundation: Coronavirus: Updated Health and Safety Guidelines
- The Colorado Trust: Coronavirus and our Business Operations, Pandemics Thrive on Inequality, Coronavirus Threatens Census Efforts
- Comcast: Comcast Announces Comprehensive COVID-19 Response to Help Keep Americans Connected to the Internet
- Community First Foundation: Community Update COVID-19
- Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation: COVID-19
- Denver Arts & Venues: COVID Support
- The Denver Foundation: Response to COVID-19
- El Pomar Foundation: El Pomar Foundation announces $1 million COVID-19 assistance fund
- Gary Community Investments: COVID-19 Operations Update
- Gates Family Foundation: Updates for Grantees, Applicants, and Partners
- Global Greengrants Fund: Four Lessons Learned from COVID-19
- Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation: COVID-19
- Morgridge Family Foundation: MFF pledges $1 million for COVID-19 emergency response efforts
- Rose Community Foundation: COVID-19 Update
- Telluride Foundation: Coronavirus Community Response Plan
- The Women's Foundation of Colorado: Community Comes First
- YouthRoots: COVID-19 Response
Other resources for Philanthropy:
- Independent Sector: Information on COVID-19
- Center for Disaster Philanthropy Issue Insight: Pandemics and Infectious Diseases
- Candid blog on Philanthropic Giving to COVID-19
- Center for Disaster Philanthropy webinar on COVID-19: How Philanthropy Can Respond
- According to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy website, CDP and its partners at Candid are tracking philanthropic donations toward the outbreak. As of March 26, the total donations received stood at $2.9 billion.
- Seven ways philanthropy can respond to COVID-19
Resources for Nonprofits:
- Colorado Nonprofit Association: COVID-19 Updates & Resources for Colorado Nonprofits
- Community Resource Center: COVID-19 Response Resources
Local government links/resources:
- Courtesy of CRL Associates and PowerMap, local government policy consultants, here's a live tracker consolidating information about actions that cities, counties, and school districts are taking: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HlgWfRZxgxoANOSeMReANcPttKZzh9mMlacz9iQeg-g/edit#gid=491891422
- State’s COVID Website: https://covid19.colorado.gov/
- Colorado COVID Relief Fund: https://secure.donationpay.org/milehighunitedway/colorado-covid-relief-fund.php
- CDLE’s website, with information on resources for workers, employers, etc:
- CDPHE's website on COVID-19 Testing:
- Daily Roundup of COVID things / topics / issues by CPR (link changes daily): https://www.cpr.org/2020/03/23/colorado-coronavirus-updates-closures-testing-cases-and-more-8/
- The NY Times is making its national coverage of coronavirus free and accessible to all, even those without subscriptions: https://www.nytimes.com/news-event/coronavirus?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage
- The latest data on where cases are throughout Colorado from the Colorado Sun: https://coloradosun.com/2020/03/08/colorado-coronavirus-cases-map/
Workplace guidance for employees regarding COVID-19 prevention and procedures:
- As always, if you feel sick, seek medical guidance from your health care provider and do not come to work until you are feeling better and have been diagnosed as not contagious. You should prioritize your health and ensure you do not expose your coworkers to infection.
- If you feel you may have been exposed to an infectious disease, are exhibiting symptoms or have been diagnosed as contagious by your health care provider, you should immediately isolate yourself from others. Please contact your supervisor to inform them so that appropriate actions can be taken to prevent the spread of any infection.
- If you have returned from areas with confirmed COVID-19 cases and experience cough, fever or shortness of breath within 14 days of return, you should call ahead to a healthcare professional and mention your recent travel or close contact. If you have had close contact with someone showing these symptoms who has recently traveled from areas with confirmed COVID-19 cases, you should call ahead to a healthcare professional and mention your close contact and their recent travel.
See below for further reading on the impacts of Coronavirus:
- Undocumented Denverites could be worst hit by COVID-19 shutdowns
- The psychology of risk assessment of Coronavirus/COVID-19. New York Times, “Coronavirus ‘Hits All the Hot Buttons’ for How We Misjudge Risk.” Psychologists say that differing responses to coronavirus and the flu illustrate our shortcomings when it comes to evaluating danger.
- Racism and xenophobia resulting from the fear of Coronavirus/COVID-19. CNN, “What's spreading faster than coronavirus in the US? Racist assaults and ignorant attacks against Asians.”
- Implications of racism and xenophobia on effective public health response. Washington Post, “The rising panic over coronavirus is likely to make containing it harder.” Panics spread misinformation that make crafting sound medical solutions more difficult, while fueling bigotry.