Posts Categorized: COVID-19

What Nonprofit Employers Need to Know to (Re)Open Under COVID-19 Rules

February 24, 2021 Posted by Kristen Anderson in COVID-19, Employment Matters, Nonprofits

All employers have been greatly impacted by COVID-19 and nonprofit employers are no exception. We have posted frequently about the impact of COVID-19 on the nonprofit sector. To address the myriad issues related to being open for business while the pandemic continues, we invited our colleague, Richard Rosenberg, a trusted employment law attorney of Ballard …

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Finally, Relief for the Arts!

January 22, 2021 Posted by Kristen Anderson in COVID-19, Non-profits, Nonprofits, Pandemic, The Arts

A new relief program will provide grants to arts organizations that have suffered financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the stimulus bill signed into law on December 27, 2020. The bill included several forms of additional coronavirus relief available to nonprofits, including grants to theaters, …

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COVID-19 Relief Grants Available to California Nonprofits

December 29, 2020 Posted by Kristen Anderson in Applying For Grants, COVID-19, Nonprofits

California will offer almost $500 million in COVID-19 relief grants to small businesses and nonprofits. Through the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, nonprofits may be eligible to receive grants of up to $25,000. Applications will be available for the first round of grants beginning December 30, 2020. Program Details There will be two …

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Additional Coronavirus Relief for Nonprofits

December 23, 2020 Posted by Kristen Anderson in Charitable Deductions, COVID-19, Nonprofits

Congress approved a stimulus bill on December 21, 2020 that, if signed by the President, will provide additional coronavirus relief to nonprofits. The bill not only includes an extension of the temporary above-the-line charitable deduction, but also offers another round of forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to nonprofits. Additionally, it includes several provisions that …

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Nonprofit Endowment Funds

December 2, 2020 Posted by Kristen Anderson in COVID-19, Economic hardship, Nonprofits

As nonprofits struggle financially during the pandemic, many may wonder if they may use endowment funds to keep them afloat. Due to their heavily regulated nature, nonprofits must be extremely careful before they use endowment funds to supplement their budget. Even before a nonprofit can determine whether and how it may use its endowment funds, …

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New Financial Relief for Nonprofits

August 4, 2020 Posted by Kristen Anderson in COVID-19, Non-profits, Nonprofits, Pandemic

New financial relief is available to nonprofits thanks to the Federal Reserve. As a result of the CARES Act, the Fed created the Main Street Lending Program (“MSLP”) to provide support to small and medium-sized businesses to offset financial devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. At first, it was not available to nonprofits. However, on …

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