We’re pleased to present this resource for Chicago Literacy Alliance members to reference for funding opportunities in this uncertain time. This list will continue to be updated as new opportunities arise.

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A Better Chicago – Emergency Relief Grant Application

Chicago Community Trust – Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund

Chicago Plays – Chicago Theatre Workers Relief Fund

Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund – $100 million fund to provide small businesses with low-interest loans

Coronavirus Tech Team – The Coronavirus Tech Handbook

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists – Emergency Funding

Economic Disaster Injury Loan (EDIL) – Working capital loans of up to $2 million to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue

Emergency Small Business Grant – Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance Programs

Facebook – Small business grant

Forefront – COVID-19 Resources And Updates

FundRocket – Small loan

Honeycomb Credit – Loan with 45-day payment free periods, 6-month interest-only periods funded by Honeycomb Crowdfunding

Illinois State Treasurer – Lower rate loans to small businesses and nonprofits throughout Illinois

Legacy Professionals LLP – Updates on COVID-19 relief for nonprofits and individuals

Legal Aid Chicago – Updates During COVID-19 (in Spanish and English)

Open Door Advisors, Inc – COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funding

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation – COVID-19 Response and Resource List

Paycheck Protection Loan – 8 weeks of cash flow assistance through 100% federally guaranteed loans

ProLiteracy – Grant opportunities for organizations, schools, districts, and education agencies

ProLiteracy – COVID-19 Information and Resources

QuickBooks – Small business funding collaboration with GoFundMe

Save Small Business – Grantmaking initiative for small employers

SBA Bridge Loan – Loans up to $25,000 for businesses that already work with an SBA Express Lender

Small Business Association – SBA Resource Guide

Small Business Emergency Loan – Low-interest small business loans of up to $50,000

United Way of Illinois & Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations – Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund 101

Verizon – 10,000 Business Grant

WeFunder – Funding for businesses on nomination basis

WNDB – WNDB Emergency Fund for Diverse Creatives in Children’s Publishing