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Coronavirus: Resources for Kansas City Nonprofits

Nonprofit Connect recognizes the coronavirus outbreak is impacting the Kansas City nonprofit community, and we aim to support your organization during this time of crisis. That’s why we have provided this list of considerations and resources for local nonprofits to be prepared, and are updating the list daily.

If you have a helpful resource that is not on this list, please email us.

Let’s all remember to be kind as we make sense of how this outbreak will impact our work and lives.

As a safety precaution, Nonprofit Connect's office is closed to the public and staff is working remotely.

Nonprofit Connect is evaluating all of our upcoming programs and events. This a rapidly changing situation, and we are communicating changes to registrants by email, social media and our website.


The federal response to COVID-19 has unrolled in three phases. Phase 1 was the supplemental appropriations bill which has become law. Phase 2 was the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and Phase 3 will be the Economic Stimulus Bill.

Free Webinar: Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean for Nonprofits? - March 31
National Council of Nonprofits

Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Passed March 19
This bill includes a complex set of temporary paid leave mandates and employer reimbursement provisions, as well as funding for free coronavirus testing, food nutrition security, and Unemployment extension.

What the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Means to Nonprofits
National Council of Nonprofits

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Summary for Nonprofits
Independent Sector

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) - Passed March 27
This bill provides significant funding for businesses, hospitals, schools, and social support programs, among many other things.

Initial Analysis of of the CARES Act
National Council of Nonprofits

Policy Alert: Federal Aid Package Provides Relief for Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprofit Connect

Loans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES Act
National Council of Nonprofits

CARES Act: How to Apply for Nonprofit Relief Funds
Independent Sector

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
The U.S. Small Business Administration is providing Economic Injury Disaster Loans to nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Missouri and Kansas were granted eligibility on March 21. Learn more and apply here.

*SBA officials report the website keeps crashing because of the sheer number of entities applying for the loans. They’re aware of the problem and are working on improvements to meet the demand.