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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.

Federal Relief for Nonprofits

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 was the Economic Stimulus Bill.

Free Webinar: Paycheck Protection Program - What it is and How it Works

On April 27, Nonprofit Connect held a webinar with Adam Kirkbride and Jennifer Elder from Commerce Bank. This webinar covered details of PPP, how to navigate the application process with your bank, and additional resources. We're providing the slides free for the community.

Free Webinar: COVD-19 & Legal Implications for Nonprofits

On April 1, Nonprofit Connect held a webinar with Terry Mosteller, Founding Attorney of Mission Counsel, who shared up-to-date information regarding how the law is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how this will affect nonprofits. We're providing the recording and slides free for the community.

The National Council of Nonprofits held a webinar on April 8 to discuss what the federal coronavirus relief bills mean for nonprofits.

Recorded Webinar - Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean for Nonprofits? Updated April 8
National Council of Nonprofits

Webinar Slides - Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean for Nonprofits? Updated April 8
National Council of Nonprofits

Additional Resources


Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund
A coalition of charitable, business and government partners has joined together to create the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to address the needs of the Kansas City region's most vulnerable communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Investment Connection
Offered by Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Investment Connection brings community and economic development organizations together with the funding community. Select organizations can present proposals for community and economic development projects that may be eligible under the Community Reinvestment Act to potential funders. Special sessions are being offered in light of COVID-19.

COVID Relief Funding for Wyandotte County Organizations
The CARES Act Funding Application is now open for organizations in Wyandotte County. This application is for round one of CARES funding that has been allocated to the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS. This round will prioritize Unified Government expenses, other city governments within Wyandotte, and health and social service agencies responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Go to to apply. The application closes July 19, 2020, at 11:59 P.M.



Candid lists RFPs and more updates about the national philanthropic response to COVID-19.

Center for Disaster Philanthropy
CDP is a national resource for disaster-related giving.

Council on Foundations
Council on Foundations compiled a list of funds related to COVID-19 relief.


Federal Funding
See Policy & Federal Relief dropdown above.