COVID-19 Resources

Although this continues to be an evolving and stressful time, we are thankful for members in our community who have shared information, offered help, and provided resources. In this blog, we've compiled COVID-19 resources shared by other nonprofits:

Pro Bono Support

Equity & Inclusion

  • Nonprofit AF Vu Le’s post - "A few things for nonprofits and foundations to consider in light of the coronavirus” on NonprofitAF shines a spotlight on the need to advocate for stronger safety nets, address accessibility and discrimination against people with disabilities, and take public stances against racism.
  • A Round-Up of Multilingual Resources on COVID-19This blog post contains fact sheets, posters, multimedia resources, and links to live updates in multiple languages about COVID-19, its symptoms, and how to prevent it; and about handwashing. Key Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resources are listed first, followed by materials from other sources organized by type. You can download materials by clicking on your desired language, or access the latest materials from each source by clicking through to each source page.
  • The Justice Collective - “Coronavirus and Racial + Social Equity: Centering Justice During Times of Uncertainty and Four Things You Can do Right Now” While there is no shortage of media coverage, think pieces, and speculation on the full effects of the spreading virus, COVID-19, many of us still find ourselves unsure of how to plan, rearrange, and reconfigure our schedules and lives. Many of our clients and consultants are gearing up for all-staff retreats, day-long trainings, and strategic planning sessions that center equity, diversity, and inclusion, all in the context of an emerging and increasingly alarming public health crisis. Yet, many of our most committed partners are struggling to find alternatives that don’t require them to shift plans altogether. 
  • Forbes / Diversity & Inclusion - 5 Things To Know About Coronavirus And People With Disabilities The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has everyone spooked, and hopefully, taking steps to control the outbreak and prepare to get through whatever may come of it. But one group faces additional risks and consequences, as well as anxieties: people with disabilities and or chronic illnesses.


  • Wild Apricot Blog Post - A guide to working remotely for nonprofits Given that the WHO has announced it has reached pandemic status and many nonprofit organizations are cancelling large events, one of the next logical steps to prevent groups of people from gathering is asking employees to work remotely if they can. 
  • Information from EDD/State of California - provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by COVID-19 in California including employment issues focusing on reduced work hours, caregiving, quarantine, closures, and more
  • 2020 CA Census - Looking for work? Census2020 is hiring! 

Food, Utilities, Housing 

  • An update from Cox - regarding youth who need computers, and information on late fees
  • An update from SDG&Eletting customers know that services will not be suspended due to non-payment during the Coronavirus pandemic
  • An update on Public Utilities - from the City indicating that they have suspended all water shutoffs as a result of nonpayment and utility bills will not be charged interest fees for late or nonpayment
  • Information on free daily meal distribution for students - provided by San Diego Unified Food School District and Nutrition Services
  • Information on San Diego Food Bank - The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter are continuing our food distribution programs during the COVID-19 crisis.  The Food Bank is committed to providing food assistance and resources to the 350,000 people we serve every month and those affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
  • 211 San Diego - operates 24 hours a day with information on community, health, social, and disaster services in over 200 languages

Arts & Education

  • The Metropolitan Opera Have you always thought that you could get really into opera if it were more easily accessible? Well, thanks to the coronavirus, now is your chance. The stream will be free and will present encores of The Met’s acclaimed Live in HD series. The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. EST and will be available to stream for 20 hours.
  • Twelve Museums Offer Virtual ToursGoing into a self-quarantine can have many complex issues and complications beyond having enough food and supplies for two weeks. In terms of entertainment, it also probably means you’re in for a lot of boredom, a lot of Netflix, and a lot of browsing the internet. But there is a way to get a little culture and education while you’re confined to your home. According to Fast Company, Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 2500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world.
  • Americans for the Arts - Are you currently working in the arts? This resource includes up-to-date news and resources for the art and culture fields of America! Americans for the Arts aims to support artists and art-based organizations during this difficult time. 

Physical Wellness & Emotional Support

  • American Lung Association - A resource offering patient webinars, online support communities, and access to experts during this time. This resource is specifically helpful for folks experiencing difficulties with breathing or smoking. 

Nonprofit Support

  • Google Ad Grant Academy - Community Boost’s Google Ad Grant Academy is a way to empower nonprofit leaders in their digital marketing endeavors with the Ad Grant and how to scale its results. The course was put together by their expert team of Ad Grant aficionados who work directly with the Google team to ensure that nonprofits are able to use their Ad Grant in the most effective and efficient way possible. Use the 40% discount coupon code: EMPOWER2020.
  • 5 Things Every Nonprofit Board Should be Doing in Response to Recent Turmoil - This resource is constructed by Laura Deitrick from The Nonprofit Institute. Each suggestion provides strategies for growth to nonprofits dealing with the difficulties of COVID-19. These five action items guide and support nonprofit leaders, and board members, who are navigating their organizations through these times of uncertainty.
  • Set Your Nonprofit Up for Success: 5 Principles to Manage Through a Recession - This resource from Community Boost is designed by Cindi Phallen, the president of Create Possibility. By signing up to participate in this webinar, participants are able to access professional advice regarding fundraising and nonprofit campaigns during the time of COVID-19.
  • 4 Strategies to Create a Standout Virtual Fundraising Campaign - How do you maximize the impact of your virtual fundraising campaign? This webinar is organized in partnership by Community Boost and to help nonprofit professional with this task! This virtual webinar will teach professionals how to create a virtual campaign that reaches their donors and activates attendee participation.


Spanish Resources / Recursos en Español

  • Employment Development Department of CACalifornia está respondiendo a la propagación de una enfermedad respiratoria causada por un nuevo coronavirus (COVID-19). Mientras las investigaciones para saber más acerca del virus están en curso, tanto los trabajadores como los empleadores deberían revisar los procedimientos de salud y seguridad para prevenir la exposición al virus.

    El EDD provee una variedad de servicios de apoyo a las personas afectadas por el COVID-19 en California. Para acceder de forma más rápida y conveniente a tales servicios, le recomendamos usar nuestros servicios por internet.

    Para información acerca de los últimos datos acerca de la solicitud del Seguro de Desempleo, visite Centro de atención a los medios.

  • CDC: Centros para el Control y la Prevencion de Enfermedades - Los CDC son uno de los componentes operativos más importantes del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos. Vea los organigramas de los CDC para obtener más información acerca de la estructura organizativa de los CDC.
  • California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance: Resources for Undocumented People (spanish on the bottom) -  A medida que COVID-19,  comúnmente conocido como el “coronavirus”, comienza a tener su impacto en los Estados Unidos, queremos aprovechar este momento para recordarle a los jóvenes indocumentados y sus familias que protejan su salud lo mejor que puedan.

    Aunque se ha luchado por el acceso a la salud de nuestra comunidad, todavía hay brechas que nos dejan específicamente vulnerables a las amenazas a la salud, como esta pandemia. De la negligencia médica en los centros de detención privados hasta los efectos económicos de no poder trabajar, las personas indocumentadas enfrentan desafíos específicos que queremos recalcar.

  • SD County Office of Education, Known Food Service Sites Open During School Closures - ​La Oficina de Educación del Condado de San Diego (SDCOE) asiste a los estudiantes más vulnerables de nuestro condado, y respalda a administradores escolares, maestros, y estudiantes en todo el condado. Brindamos apoyo a alrededor de 780 escuelas y más de 500,000 estudiantes, incluyendo los casi 10,000 niños que educamos cada año a través de nuestras Escuelas de la Corte y la Comunidad.  SDCOE proporciona una variedad de servicios a los 42 distritos escolares, 124 escuelas chárter, y los cinco distritos de colegios comunitarios en el condad. 

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