The COVID-19 health crisis is affecting every person and every company across the globe. Nonprofits are especially vulnerable right now, with many on the front lines of the pandemic such as hospitals and senior living facilities struggling to meet increased demand. And still others face a different situation, such as cultural facilities and YMCAs reluctantly closing their doors to the public and losing critically needed revenue.
Our mission at PowerOptions is to solve the energy needs of nonprofits. Recognizing the challenging environment we are all operating in, we want to be of assistance to our members in whatever way we can. This page curates several resources available to nonprofits, and we will continue to develop this list of resources as the situation continues. If there is more that we can do to support you, do not hesitate to contact us.
How the COVID Crisis is Affecting Nonprofits’ Energy Decisions
A PowerOptions webinar delivered on April 15, 2020, providing insight into the current economic slowdown, its impact on energy prices, and a look at where the market might be headed--to help you make informed energy buying decisions.
National Council of Nonprofits
The National Council of Nonprofits has identified various resources for funding, insights into nonprofits' operations and bottom lines, and state-specific resources for nonprofits.Federal COVID-19 Legislation: What do they mean for nonprofits?
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC has put together a guide for businesses and employers on how to plan, prepare, and respond to COVID-19 in the hopes to prevent workplace exposures to COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings. For healthcare settings, please visit this guide.
Directory of Banks Offering Special Assistance
This is a list of commercial banks who aim to support customers, who are struggling in the wake of COVID-19, by extending special terms.
Massachusetts COVID-19 Homepage
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has information about updates on case counts, testing, guidance, and resources regarding their public health response to COVID-19.
Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund
First Lady Lauren Baker and the One8 Foundation are teaming up with philanthropists, business leaders, Eastern Bank, The Boston Foundation, and the Foundation for Business Equity to launch the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund to support those across the state most impacted by this health crisis.
Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN)
MNN has put together information on Philanthropic and Government relief options, an update on federal and state policies, and recommended actions for nonprofits.
Connecticut Nonprofit Alliance
The Connecticut Alliance has information and links to state agency resources, federal resources, advocacy efforts, and philanthropic response.
Rhode Island Foundation
The Foundation has information about COVID-19 Response Fund Grants that are available to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations at the forefront of COVID-19 response.