St. Louis Regional Chamber. To help the suffering business community, the Regional Chamber has implemented several tactics to empower them with the news, resources, collaboration, and connection they seek during this time of uncertainty. More
A Sustaining Arts Practice Fund. Organized by the Sam Fox School and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, A Sustaining Arts Practice Fund (ASAP Fund) will be distributing fifty $2,000 grants to practicing artists, architects, and designers who face significant financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More
Bilingual International Assistant Services. Bilingual International is partnering with St. Louis Food Angels to provide resources directly to homebound individuals in the area. More
YouthBridge. YouthBridge Community Foundation has created a Nonprofit Recovery and Resiliency Fund to provide recovery assistance and support the operational and capacity needs of St. Louis nonprofits, particularly those serving children and families. They have also established the Immigrant Family Emergency Response Fund, a fund created collaboratively by local foundations and nonprofit organizations to address the financial repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic and lack of funding available for immigrant families.
Invest STL. Invest STL, in consultation with community partners and neighborhood leaders, have developed the Neighborhood Solidarity Fund to support neighborhoods that are the hardest hit by the pandemic and efforts to slow its spread. To apply and learn more click here.
State & Local Resources
Missouri’s Official COVID-19 Site
St. Louis City’s COVID-19 Site
St. Louis County’s COVID-19 Site
St. Charles County’s COVID-19 Site
Illinois’s Official COVID-19 Site
St. Clair County COVID-19 Site
Missouri Unemployment Information
Illinois Unemployment Information
St. Louis Community Foundation. Its COVID-19 Regional Response Fund totaling nearly $370,000 were directed to 16 nonprofit organizations serving St. Louisans affected by the coronavirus. It’s Gateway Resilience Fund has already distributed a total of $1.1 million for short-term financial assistance.
Center for Giving. Provides a list of resources for both funders and nonprofits, plus additional helpful information links.
United Way of Greater St. Louis. United Way’s 2-1-1 services is a central source for connecting individuals to needed resources.
The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC) Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 or $1,000 to working artists who live in St. Louis City or St. Louis County whose immediate creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis
St. Louis Area Foodbank. See how they plan distribute to more than 3.5 million meal to local children, families, seniors and other impacted individuals in the bi-state region.
Operation Food Search has compiled a list of ways to get help, including a child meal map (includes more than 600 schools and community sites offering free meals to children in the bistate region), a “food finder” to identify sources of free food for individuals, and many other resources.
The Jewish Federation has a Community Response Fund to provide urgently needed assistance to vulnerable people in Jewish communities throughout the greater St. Louis area and beyond. Its website also includes additional information on local services and resources.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Includes master’s level oncology professionals who provide free, personalized assistance to patients, families and healthcare providers – are available to speak one-on-one with patients and caregivers.
St. Louis Public Library. The St. Louis Public Library has remote access to the Foundation Directory’s Online Professional and Grants to Individuals, the databases generally available only at Central Library in the SLPL system, to allow community partners to search for grant funding remotely on their own during the COVID-19 emergency. For more information, contact Lisa Thorp, Grants & Foundation Center librarian, at 314-539-0357, firstname.lastname@example.org or check out her latest blog.
VOYCE. This local nonprofit that provides ombudsman support for seniors living in care facilities has a number of resources listed related to COVID-19 and seniors.