MN Transition Coalition -Financial Resources for Community-Based Organizations Impacted by COVID-19

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Persevering in a Pandemic:

Financial Resources for Community-Based Organizations

By Hannah Sosland

April 7, 2020

The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic seems to escalate each day. To date, the focus has largely been on shoring up small and large for-profit companies. But the impact on community-based organizations that provide critical services to people involved in the criminal justice system is also starting to show.

Programs have closed. Reentry and behavioral health practitioners have lost their jobs. And organizations trying to stay afloat are finding themselves competing for increasingly scarce resources. If these small businesses and nonprofits are left to collapse, the people who are returning to their communities will enter our radically transformed world with even fewer supports than they had in the past.

To help these organizations weather the storm, we compiled a list of financial resources from federal legislation, private foundations, and financial institutions that small businesses and nonprofits can take advantage of to support themselves through this trying period.

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