Robin Hood shares your concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the disruptive effect it is having on the normal operations of our community partners throughout New York City. Robin Hood is committed to supporting our partners during this challenging time and we’re working together to develop solutions as needs surface. We’ve pulled together a set of resources that offer guidance on navigating COVID-19 and addressing organizational support needs.

General COVID-19 Resources

CDC.gov The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention have up to the minute tips and announcements regarding this pandemic.
NYS Department of Health  Where Gov. Cuomo is giving the latest information about state actions and available options.
Nonprofit Risk Management Center  Tips to help hone your crisis management skills to offset an infectious disease crisis.
The City  Compilation of NYC resources and information from city agencies
New York Council of Nonprofits General COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits
Students at NYU School of Medicine COVID-19 New York Community Resources + Up-to-Date Health Information
Bridgespan COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources for Nonprofits and Funders

Organizational Support Resources

FINANCE

FMA
Leading your organization through a crisis: Fiscal and operational strength for facing COVID-19
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Six Steps for Grant Makers to Take Now to Ensure Nonprofits Recover from Coronavirus Spread
New York Council of Nonprofits
Nonprofit Insurance and COVID-19
Nonprofit Finance Fund
What Nonprofits Should Do Right Now
TrustPlus
TrustPlus is a financial wellness benefit that helps workers make the most of every hard-earned paycheck. A service of Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners, financial coaches demystify personal finance with empathy, providing on-demand, one-on-one support, and expert guidance.
New York Legal Assistance Group
Financial Advice Webinar: Coping with COVID-19

FUNDRAISING

Philanthropy Daily
Coronavirus and fundraising: don’t change anything
Joan Garry
When you can’t meet in person. Tips for hosting virtual board meetings.
Network for Good
Tips for how to handle cancelled events
More tips for how to handle cancelled events
Upaya
Tips for virtual event fundraising
Gail Perry
Coronavirus and Fundraising: What to expect and how to prepare
MobileCause
What to do if your fundraising event is cancelled due to coronavirus
American Philanthropic
Fundraising During Uncertain Times: A Webinar Series Presented by American Philanthropic
CCS Fundraising
(Webinar) Principles of Fundraising: Navigating the Challenges Presented by Coronavirus
Principles of Fundraising: The Coronavirus and Philanthropy
Bloomerang
Essential Advice and Resources for Nonprofits on Fundraising 

COMMUNICATIONS

Big Duck
Navigating external communications during this time of crisis
Facilitating great meetings online
Wethos
Office hours for specific questions about remote work be st practices
Blog on remote work best practices
sgEngage
Tips for communicating with donors
The Communications Network
Coronavirus Crisis Comms Triage Kit

DEI

NAACP
Ten Equity Implications of the Coronavirus

Legal

Patterson Belknap
Nonprofit Law Blog – 501(c)(3) vs. COVID-19: A Primer on Disaster Relief
Paul Weiss
An online portal to support the millions of Americans and small businesses facing financial devastation due to the economic dislocation caused by the pandemic
New York Legal Assistance Group
Coronavirus Legal Planning: What Documents do I Need?

Technology

GENERAL

Tech:NYC
Daily COVID-19 Newsletter with NY-specific updates and info on how companies are dealing with the crisis

Free Wifi or Special Accommodations for 60 days

Charter Communications
Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More
Comcast
Comcast is offering free public Wi-Fi for 60 Days to families who do not have a subscription already.
Altice USA
Altice is offering Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days.
AT&T
AT&T is waiving data overage fees to all customers so that families can stay connected during the pandemic. AT&T will not terminate the service of any customer over the next 60 days.
AT&T will continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through the Access from AT&T program.

Free Virtual Meeting/Conference Services

GoToMeeting
GoToMeeting is providing critical front-line service providers with free, organization-wide use of many LogMeIn products for 3 months through the availability of Emergency Remote Work Kits.
Google
Google is providing free access to its advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally including: Larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call; Live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain; and the ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive.
FreeConferenceCall.com
Provides HD audio conferencing, screen sharing and video conferencing with up to 1000 participants. Sign up for a free account.
Microsoft
Microsoft is offering a six-month trial for the premium version of Microsoft Teams, and starting March 10, it will allow as many users as possible to join a Team (using its free version), and everyone on the free version of Teams will be allowed to schedule video calls and conferences.

Free Hosted VoIP Cloud Services for Limited Time

Jive
Offering 2 months of service for free
Ring Central
Offering 3 months of service for free

Resources for adapting to remote work

Tech Soup
Nonprofit Resources for Remote Work During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Understanding the Videoconferencing Tools Available to Your Nonprofit
Wrike
Coffee with Wrike. And Remote Working Tips!
Wild Apricot
A Guide to Remote Working for Nonprofits
Beth Kanter’s blog
How To Facilitate Effective Virtual Meetings

Computer Hardware/Equipment

TechSoup
Access hardware catalog here
Microage
Provides services including: Cloud, installation/implementation, assessments, IT security, migration and more
CDW
Provides software/hardware services

Emergency Response Resources

GENERAL

Aunt Bertha – Zip code search for COVID supports
While At Home – Get tested. Find grants & loans. Tools for teachers. Find job or apply for benefits. Organize. Tips for parents. Repair your small business. Volunteer. & much more.

FOOD

Plentiful – A website and app that lists many of the pantries in NYC and lets people make appointments for food pick-ups with those pantries that participate.
Food Hub NYC – Food resources for children
NYC DOE – Food resources for students
Urban Institute – Feeding the Country during a Pandemic: Seven Ways Forward
Access NYC – Get Emergency Food Now
Invisible Hands Deliver – Invisible Hands is a group of healthy volunteers from communities at the least risk for severe COVID-19 reactions working to bring groceries and supplies to those in high-risk demographics.
LemonTree – Website to help match volunteers to food organizations
Food Bank NYC – Here is an updated map of pantries operating right now
Expensify – Expensify.org is going to temporarily redirect all of its charitable funds to Expensify.org/hunger. With its ability to reimburse volunteers directly in real-time, Expensify.org is uniquely positioned to help families in need immediately. Until today, this fund was focused on paying off kids’ “lunch debts”, but with schools closed around the nation, that isn’t the top priority. Instead, Expensify.org is devoting everything to a new program: matching SNAP grocery purchases up to $50 per family.
NYC – Starting from 4/1 adults will be able to get 3 free meals too! Text ‘FOOD’ or ‘COMIDA’ to 877-877 to find a location near you.

EDUCATION

NYC Department of Education
Resources for learning at home
Learning games and technologies developed with funding across programs at the DOE and government that are now available online for free until the end of the school year

Zearn – 400 hours of digital lessons with onscreen teachers
NewSchools – School Closure Resources
Scholastic Education – Free daily courses for students from Pre-kindergarten to grades 6 and higher
Vivvi – Offering tele-education services and suggestions on how parents can create in-home learning experiences for their little ones in a daily newsletter.
CommonLit – Resources to support teleschool plans
Khan Academy
Daily schedules for students ages 4-18 so they can structure their days and keep learning
Daily live streams (weekdays) to help students/parents/teachers navigate this fluid situation
Online resources for parents, teachers and students so that anyone looking to get started for the first time or needing self-service information has what they need. All resources are translated into 11 languages.
Common Sense (Resources for at home learning)
 17 Apps to Help Kids Stay Focused
Free Educational Apps, Games, and Websites
Top Time-Management Apps
Cornell Tech – Follow @Breakfast_CS on Twitter for fun ideas about computational thinking to chew on with kids over breakfast (or lunch, or in the car) from the K-12 education team at Cornell Tech.
Sunset Spark – Provides daily Python coding class for 4th & 5th graders. They will start daily computer science classes for 1st-3rd graders (and their parents) based on the CS4All curriculum they’ve written starting 3/23.
Brooklyn Public Library – Virtual Library Programming for all ages, including story time, Dungeons & Dragons, video game tournaments and writing workshops, as well as recorded author talks and musical events.
ReadWorks – Free resources to help families supporting reading growth at home during COVID-19. Find easy-to-follow help for parents and guardians, including live and recorded webinars.
UpChieve – Offering any Title 1 high school that is closed due to COVID-19 100% free access to UPchieve for their students here. They offer free online math tutoring: available 24/7, unlimited one-on-one sessions.
HQIM Resources – Curated list of free resources for learning from home
2Rev – Offering pro bono supports for districts, higher ed institutions and educators directly
Getting Smart – Comprehensive set of resources for parents and schools
Instruction Partners – A Resource Hub that provides school and system leaders a starting point to support student care and continued learning during extended school closures
ISTE – Launching LearningKeepsGoing.org. This new site includes practical resources and expert-sourced tools in one place and is updated frequently.
Wide Open School – A free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense
TNTP – Resources focused on supporting the most vulnerable students during at-home learning—including English Language Learners and students with disabilities
New York Hall of Science – Online At-Home Resources page which includes NYSCI’s hands-on science learning resources to you in the comfort of your own home. (for all ages)

CHILDHOOD/EARLY CHILDHOOD

Wiggle Room – A web app that allows parents to quickly send childcare requests to their informal network and allows their friends and family to opt-in (or opt-out) quickly by text message. Everything is completely free for everyone involved.
PBS Kids – Daily weekday newsletter offering activities and tips parents can use to help kids play and learn at home
Urban Institute – Policies, Practices, and Resources for Child Care and Early Education Providers Amid the Coronavirus Crisis
Circletime – provides the same social emotional experience as circle time in a classroom, but conveniently online, with family and friends and led by certified experts. Your 0-8 year old child will learn something new in each session. Go to: www.circletimefun.com;  code: homefun9
Zero to Three – Video chatting with apps such as FaceTime and Skype is a great way for young children to stay in touch with long-distance family and friends. Use these five tips to help children build relationships, communicate and learn from loved ones on the screen.
 NYC DOE – Across all five boroughs starting March 23, about 100 regional enrichment centers will open, running from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Each will have three hot meals a day, plus a nurse, a socialworker, and a guidance counselor. These sites will also be available to students with “intensive” needs. Click here to learn more.
Child Care Aware – Coronavirus News & Resources for Child Care Professionals, Families and Policymakers
Workers Need Childcare – Connects parents in NYC’s essential workforce to free and low-cost childcare options during COVID-19
Promise Venture Studio – Resources for caregivers of young children

 

DOMESTIC WORKERS

The National Domestic Workers’ Alliance  – list of tips for individuals and families who employ in-home care workers, nannies and house cleaners
ESLWorks – is offering businesses free COVID-19 training for essential workers here

CASH ASSISTANCE/LOANS

Hebrew Free Loan Society – The Hebrew Free Loan Society Coronavirus Financial Impact Loan Program provides interest-free loans of $2,000-$5,000 to residents of New York City’s five boroughs, Westchester, or Long Island who are facing financial challenges caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. For more information and for an application, click here. 
SBA – SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Canary – Canary distributes emergency cash grants (which do not need to be repaid) to individuals in moments of financial hardship. Canary is deploying their solution with employers, in order to manage emergency grant funds provided by employers for employees. The platform could be a useful part of a COVID-19 response, helping other organizations to manage existing cash grants that they would like to make to individuals. Please reach out to Kimberly Gartner at kimberly@workwithcanary.com if you’d like to discuss how Canary can help you distribute emergency cash to your community members.
Propel – Propel has partnered with GiveDirectly to help FreshEBT users access cash. They are giving households $1,000. More information can be found here.
The Acceleration Project – TAP is offering the following free services to the small business community. Email support@theaccelerationproject.org to register for these free services (available on a first come, first-served basis):
Loan Application Assistance (up to 4 hours of support) – TAP consultants will help small businesses review loan options and apply for emergency working capital through the Small Business Administration (SBA) or other eligible programs.
Cash Flow Crisis Management (up to 4 hours of support) – TAP’s financial experts will analyze current business financials, help minimize cash-outflow and plan for an uncertain environment.
Metrocard Donations for Essential Workers – A crowdsourced listing of metrocards donated by individuals

HEALTH

General Health
NewYork-Presbyterian – NYP has created a 24-hour public hotline for those with concerns about COVID-19 at 646.697.4000. The hotline will not to diagnose or treat the caller, but it was made to provide a reliable and trusted source of information to the public. To speak with a physician, we are encouraging our patients and friends to consider a virtual visit using the NYP OnDemand platform.
Northwell Health – Northwell Health has compiled a Digital Resource Center for expert advice, reliable information, news, and updates on the novel coronavirus and Northwell’s response within the communities we serve.
Students at NYU School of Medicine – COVID-19 New York Community Resources + Up-to-Date Health Information

Children’s Health
National Institute for Children’s Health Quality – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information for Children’s Health Advocates
Turnaround – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Resources for Children
Sinai Parenting Center – Resources for parents and healthcare workers that can be accessed remotely. Includes information on newborn care, healthy development, how to talk to your children about this situation, live classes, and additional tips.

Mental Health
NYCWell – 24/7 services available to speak with someone via call, chat or text during a time of crisis
Okayso – free support services around anxiety and stress related to COVID-19 through the okayso website or app (okayso)
NYC Mayor’s Office of ThriveNYC – Mental Health Support New Yorkers Can Access While Staying Home

HOMELESSNESS

National Alliance to End Homelessness – Coronavirus and Homelessness
Urban Institute – How Programs Addressing Homelessness Can Prepare for the Coronavirus

HOUSING

Center for NYC Neighborhoods – COVID-19 Outbreak: Homeowner Resources.

PUBLIC BENEFITS GUIDANCE

NYC Small Business Services – Guidance for Business Owners – Tips for Addressing Changes in Customer Behavior Due to the New COVID-19.
Benefits Plus Learning Center – A Resource Guide: Coronavirus & Impact on Public Benefits

OLDER ADULTS

LiveOn NY – Resources for Older Adults.

UNEMPLOYMENT

NY State Department of Labor – How to file a claim for UI Benefits

Federal Stimulus Package Information

National Council of Nonprofits
Recording of webinar: “Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean for Nonprofits?”
Slide deck from webinar: “Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean for Nonprofits?”
Analysis of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Pub. L. 116-136)
Chart: Loans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES Act
How Nonprofits Can Utilize the New Federal Laws Dealing with COVID-19Nonprofit Quarterly, Mar. 26, 2020
Self-Insured Nonprofits and Unemployment Insurance, David Heinen, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits
Analysis of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Nonprofits and Coronavirus, COVID-19
Find your state association of nonprofits

 

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