COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits

Updated August 18, 2020 

To help local businesses and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and social distancing orders, the City of Burien is providing assistance and locating other useful resources. Of note:

  • CARES Stimulus Act: The Small Business Administration’s Payroll Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Programs may receive additional funding. We encourage you to apply quickly if you are interested in these programs as funds are limited and will go fast. The Council of Nonprofits has published more information to guide your application process. More information can be found on our Resources for Business page.
  • Grants and loans: State and federal loans and grants from large companies are available for some small businesses and nonprofit organizations. See Grants and Loans tab below for details.
  • Increased human services funding: The city has set aside $200,000 in emergency support funds to meet the needs of our most vulnerable residents. The Human Services Commission is evaluating the best use of these funds. 

Check out our resources for businesses, workers, and community as well. Please see our disclaimer below.

"Stay Home, Stay Safe" and "Safe Start" Plan

Here is a list of what businesses are open and which remain closed as we are currently in Phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s "Safe Start" plan.

Through the Washington "Safe Start" plan, more businesses and activities will re-open in subsequent phases with adequate social distancing measures and worker safety and health standards in place. Each phase will last for at least three weeks and data will guide when the state can move from one phase to another.

Grants and Loans
  • Loans and Grants for Small Businesses: Many of the grant and loan programs offered to small businesses also apply to nonprofits. Go to our business resources page for up-to-date information about small business grants and loans.
  • Seattle Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund: The COVID-19 Response Fund is rapidly deploying resources to community-based organizations that are supporting local workers and families most affected by the coronavirus crisis. 
Resources for Nonprofit Employees

Check out the Worker Resources and Community Resources pages for support options for your employees.

Arts and Cultural Institutions

Resources for Organizations and Artists

Funds for Organizations and Artists 

  • 4Culture has established some new tools and guidelines for its grantees. If your arts or cultural organization receives sustained support from 4Culture, you may be able to invoice early.
  • ArtsFund has a relief fund to enable arts organizations to retain the core functions and staff they need to reopen.
  • Artist Trust has a relief fund that provides rapid response grants supporting critical needs of artists.
  • The American Guild of Musical Artists Relief Fund is providing support and temporary financial assistance to members in need.
  • Equal Sound has established a coronavirus relief fund available to musicians who have lost income due to a canceled show.
  • The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers an emergency fund for visual and performing artists who meet certain eligibility guidelines. 
  • The Recording Academy offers MusiCaresa short-term financial assistance program for personal needs which have arisen due to unforeseen circumstances. 
  • Sweet Relief has established a donor-directed assistance fund to offer short-term financial support for musicians and music industry workers. 
  • ArtsWA CARES Act Relief Fund provides rapid-response funding to nonprofit and arts groups and organizations.
Health Care Providers
Seniors and People with Disabilities
  • National Council on Aging: COVID-19 resources for organizations that work with older adults.
General Support Information
  • Washington Nonprofits: This organization is supporting nonprofits through this crisis with timely information and advocacy. 
  • Communities of Opportunity: Grant and financial resources for nonprofits and community-based organizations in King County impacted by COVID-19.
  • The Washington Nonprofit Institute: Information and guidance on resilient fundraising strategies and alternatives to meeting in person.
  • Free Legal Assistance: The Communities Rise COVID-19 legal clinics are offering Washington state entrepreneurs, small businesses of less than 50 employees, and nonprofits who have suffered adversely from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis the opportunity to receive free legal advice during a 45-minute remote consultation with a volunteer attorney. You can submit an inquiry form to request an appointment. For questions, please call (206) 324-5850 or via
Volunteers and Donations

Volunteer: United Way of King County is coordinating volunteers who want to help each other during this outbreak.

Donations: King County Regional Donations Connector is coordinating donations.

See more information on the I Want to Help page.

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