Assistance can vary based on eligibility and availability. Please visit the websites for more information and contact the organizations directly for further eligibility guidelines. Please be cautious about providing personal information and contact us if you have any questions. We will be updating this list as more information becomes available.
Artists or Independent Workers
- Bay Area
- The California Arts Council has created a COVID-19 resource page, including emergency funding opportunities, emergency preparedness best practices, and webinars featuring arts leaders and artists from the national arts community.
- Los Angeles County - In partnership with the Snap Foundation, Mission Asset Fund established the LA Young Creatives Fund. LA County residents who work in creative fields may be eligible to receive a $500 grant (no repayment needed). Review all eligibility requirements and submit your pre-application here.
- Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19, learn more and apply here.
- The Arts, Entertainment, and Media Industry Coordinating Committee (AEMI) has a useful flowchart to provide guidance on how to access the expanded unemployment insurance benefits.
- For freelance artists, here is an aggregated list of available resources.
- Creative Capital Foundation has compiled a list of arts resources with additional links to emergency funding listed on the page.
- The Dramatists Guild Foundation has compiled a list of financial resources.
- The National Domestic Workers Alliance has created a Coronavirus Care Fund, visit here to learn more and apply. Please note, they will not be collecting information on your immigration status.
- Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund, apply here.
- East Coast
Hospitality & Service Professionals
- For LGBTQ Nightlife Workers, the San Francisco Queer Nightlife Fund is accepting applications for aid.
- Another Round, Another Rally is offering $500 relief grants for hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours reduced due to the pandemic, check their website for updates on the availability.
- One Fair Wage Emergency Fund cash assistance, apply here.
- Restaurant After Hours, has compiled a list of resources available to hospitality workers, additional grants are listed on their page.
- Restaurants Care is offering grants to qualifying restaurant workers who have been impacted.
- Restaurant Strong is offering a grant to aid the restaurant workers living in 20 total states impacted by the COVID-19 closures, apply here.
- Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation partnered with Southern Smoke to offer an Emergency Relief Program for restaurant workers, apply here. Both Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation and Southern Smoke host their own resource page.
- The United States Bartenders' Guild (USBG) is offering a Bartender Emergency Assistance Program, apply here.
- Bay Area
- East Oakland DREAMers has compiled a list of resources.
- SF-CAIRS, a coalition of organizations serving the San Francisco Bay Area asylee, immigrant and refugee community and its service providers also has a resource list.
- Oakland Undocumented Relief Fund for immigrant Oakland workers who have lost their jobs and income as a result of the pandemic.
- UndocuFundSF for people impacted by COVID-19 who live, work, or recently worked in San Francisco, please note there is a waitlist.
- California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance has compiled a list of resources.
- Immigrants Rising has a list of resources for the undocumented community.
- Legal Aid at Work has a list of Relief Funds for Undocumented Workers in the state.
- 805 UndocuFund for undocumented individuals residing in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
- NorCal Resist is providing limited cash assistance for undocumented families in the Sacramento area who have lost work due to COVID-19. Call 916-234-3362.
- SDIRC Immigrant Relief Fund is open for immigrant residents who live in San Diego County and have experienced a loss of income. Apply here.
- East Coast
- The Washington Dream Coalition, in partnership with Scholarship Junkies is offering a COVID-19 Relief Fund for Undocumented Individuals in Washington State, apply here.
- Eligible residents of Washington state can apply through the Department of Social and Health Services for emergency cash assistance (Disaster Cash Assistance Program, or DCAP) to help meet their immediate needs. Apply online at WashingtonConnection.org and then call the Customer Service Contact Center at 877-501-2233 to complete the required interview. People can also complete the entire application process over the phone. Due to much higher than normal call volumes, people are asked to call before 11 a.m. and to keep in mind that the busiest call times are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- East Coast
- The New York State Youth Leadership Council created a NYSYLC Emergency Funds for Undocumented Youth and Families to support New York City undocumented youth and families whose livelihoods are being affected by COVID-19.