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COVID 19 Resources for Nonprofits

COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits

The Community Foundation for a greater Richmond Announces the Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund:

In coordination with public and private partners, the Community Foundation has activated the Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund with an initial gift of $500,000 that has now grown over $4 Million with partners and donors. The fund will provide flexible support for community-based organizations that are addressing immediate needs, as well as the longer term effects of the pandemic and community recovery. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis to nonprofit organizations only; no individuals. See more details about the fund and share your needs with us here

Webinars and Learning Resources from the Community Foundation

More Resources for Nonprofits During the COVID-19 Crisis

Follow latest updates and guidance on COVID-19

Resources to Support Nonprofit Planning and Response

Employee Education and Care

Sector Specific Resources

Organization Readiness

Crisis Management

Working Remotely and Technology Tools

Local Technology Help

Collaboration Technology Tools

  • Microsoft Teams offers free access to this chat-based collaboration tool that provides remote and dispersed teams with the ability to work together and share information via a common space.

  • LogMeIn (the parent company of GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar) is now offering its web conferencing software free to eligible entities for the next 3 months.

  • Google Hangouts – Google is offering all G Suite customers the use of Hangouts for easy-to-join video calls through July 1, 2020.

  • Zoom (cloud platform for remote video, audioconferencing, chat and collaboration) Zoom connects via desktop computers and mobile devices, as well as conference room systems and telephones.

Local Legal Help

  • The Greater Richmond Bar Foundation (GRBF) is offering legal transactional assistance to 501c3 nonprofits through their pro bono clearinghouse program.

  • Hunton Andrews Kurth’s pro bono team has compiled a list of free resources to help individuals without access to paid legal services understand and stay informed of the legal implications of this global health emergency, including Federal, Virginia and Richmond Resources.

Help with Volunteer Management

For Individuals seeking assistance: 

Please note that we do not offer direct services or assistance to individuals in need. If you are an individual seeking assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, several of our partners have put together resources to point you in the right direction. 

  • United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg has a list of local services available at their website: https://www.yourunitedway.org/covid-19/local-resources/ 

  • The City of Richmond has a list of available resources under the “For Individuals” tab on their website, specific to those who reside in the city of Richmondrvastrong.org 

  • Aunt Bertha, an online “social care network” has an online portal where you can search for services by zip code: https://www.auntbertha.com/  

Other Local Resources

  • RVAStrong.org – The City of Richmond has launched a centralized COVID-19 resource and donation website called “RVA Strong”.  The Stoney administration launched the website to provide a space for those who have been impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to access services.  Visitors on the website will be able to explore a variety of different causes and even donate to some of them such as housing stabilityfood security or families and neighborhoods.

This page will continue to be updated with resources and information.  Stay tuned to this and our social media.

Community Foundation Teleworking and Event Postponements

The Community Foundation has temporarily closed its office at 3409 Moore Street in accordance with recommendations for social distancing. All Community Foundation hosted events, meetings, classes and trainings are being postponed until further notice.  We are working on creating virtual learning opportunities in response to your urgent nonprofit needs.  Please stay tuned to ConnectVA and the Community Foundation for updates or contact Scott Andrews-Weckerly for more information.  Registrants in affected classes have been contacted by email.  During this time, the Foundation will remain fully staffed and fully operational. Staff will continue to be accessible by phone and by email as they would be if they were working from our building. We also will use virtual/video meetings when possible.