The Safety Net Fund
The Safety Net Fund is a non-profit designed to help support artists in the Bay Area during the COVID-19 crisis. As the world around us descends into bedlam, we turn towards each other to find hope, support, and community. We prioritize artists that typically make their living offline at events & retail establishments that have been cancelled or closed due to coronavirus. This includes performing artists, musicians, visual artists, event producers, and other types of creators. This fund will offer grants to artists, with no expectation of repayment, to help provide direct monetary support through this crisis. This money is offered with the intent of helping artists survive and continue to create despite the maelstrom. The maximum grant is $500 per person per month, and the number of grants per month is dependent upon the funds raised.
The Photographer Fund
A $25,000 fund to help photographers impacted by COVID-19.
Spokane Artists & Creatives Fund
This fund is for individual artists only that live in the Spokane, Washington area only, not organizations or nonprofits, or individuals in other areas
Small Business Grant Program
Small Business Grants
SBA: Paycheck Protection Program
This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.
SBA: Express Bridge Loans
Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.
SBA: Debit Relief
The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Borrowers do not need to apply for this assistance. Check out the website for more information.
Regional Arts Commision Artist Relief Fund
The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis Artist Relief Fund awards 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.
Portland Artists Emergency Relief Fund
This fund aims to assist those who are facing guaranteed lost income in the next 90 days (March 18th – June 10th) due to: A. Cancelling your artistic events (think gallery openings, performances, classes) AND/OR B. Receiving cancellation notices for scheduled artistic “gigs.”