COVID-19 Impact Survey & Resources


NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund:
The New York City COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund requests proposals from New York City arts and culture nonprofits with annual operating budgets of less than $20 million, excluding government contracts. To be eligible, organizations must have 501(c)(3) status, currently receive New York City or New York State government funding, and demonstrate a track record of robust programming and services for New York City residents.

Priority will be given to small and mid-size arts and cultural organizations, particularly those working in underserved communities. Grants will cover a twelve-week period and are expected to be between $10,000 and $250,000; award amounts will take into he organization’s total operating budget

NYC SBS: Financial Assistance for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 The City is offering small businesses and non-profit organizations with fewer than 5 employees a grant to cover 40% of payroll costs for two months to help retain employees.

Indie Theater Fund (Emergency grants) Rapid relief grants of up to $500 to be awarded to support independent theaters, prioritizing the consortium of companies, venues, and individuals working in NYC independent theater operating with budgets under $250,000.


Capturing our data and our stories will be critical in advocating for the arts and culture sector. Our goal at FAB is to track impacts on the cultural organizations in the Lower East Side — but we designed this survey so that it can be used for all NYC neighborhoods.  Please feel free to fill it out no matter where in NYC you are.  We will gladly share the results with others.

To complete the survey, you will need financial information on income losses and increased expenses actual to date and projected through June 30.  To preview the survey, please see this PDF.


CARES Act: Available Loans Chart The National Council of Nonprofits has compiled a chart breaking down the availability of and eligibility for loans provided by the federal government under the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act.

CARES Act: Programs and Details Article describing in detail how Non-Profits, Small Businesses, Artists, Freelancers, and others will benefit from the CARES Act, outlining next steps needed in order to do so.

CARES Act: Loan Calculator Spreadsheet with formulas that can be used to calculate the maximum loan amount and the maximum loan forgiveness your organization is entitled to under the CARES Act.

TechSoup Resources for Nonprofits TechSoup have compiled a list of technology resources for nonprofits to meet their missions, serve their communities, and support their staff during the pandemic.

ArtsReadyArtsReady, an online emergency preparedness service by and for arts/cultural nonprofits, provides arts organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability. 

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources General resources list specifically designed to serve freelance artists (including actors, playwrights, designers, etc.) and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. List also includes general guidelines, best practices for remote work and education, and other useful sources.

Common Field  General, crowd-sourced resources for the Artist Organization Field. Initiated by Common Field, a national network of artist-centered organizations and projects.

Impact Survey – ART NYThe Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York is conducting a survey to collect the initial financial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and associated programmatic changes. If you are a non-profit theatre company, fiscally sponsored project, independent producer, etc please consider filling it out with whatever information you may currently know. As the City and State respond to the COVID-19 virus, A.R.T./New York wants to understand the effects on our Membership so that we can best advocate for possible emergency funding.

Impact Survey – Dance NYC Dance/NYC is monitoring the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the dance field. They value dancers’ input, and will use this survey to create public awareness and guide policy, resources, and program development for dance makers and organizations based in the metropolitan New York City area. 

NY Foundation for the Arts  List of NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) and NYFA-affiliated resources available to artists, arts workers, grantmakers, and others in light of the COVID pandemic. 


COVID-19 Outbreak Updates from Council Member Carlina Rivera Chair of the City Council Committee on Hospitals Carlina Rivera and her team have compiled comprehensive, updated information on the COVID-19 outbreak in New York City.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources to Stand Against Racism Asian Americans have been targeted by racism and xenophobia related to the coronavirus or COVID-19. In response, Asian Americans Advancing Justice offer a list of resources including documentation methods and bystander intervention.

EVCC Small Business Resources List of resources and programs to help small businesses—including small non-profit organizations—and their employees get through this unprecedented challenge. 

Notify NYC  New York City’s official source for information about emergency alerts and important city services.

CDC American Center for Disease Control’s overview of COVID-19, including what you should know regarding spread, prevention, symptoms, what to do if you are sick, and other helpful information.

Flatten the Curve  Detailed overview of the full impact of COVID-19, including social measures, best practices, and guidelines.

Lawyers Alliance for New York  Lawyers Alliance provides legal assistance and information to strengthen nonprofits that are providing critical human and social services throughout New York City during this unusual time. They seek to help organizations whose operations are being impacted by the coronavirus as well as those who are participating in the preparation and response efforts.

Green Map Bike Ready Guide Bike Ready, an initiative by Green Map Systems for how cyclists can aid in disaster relief and preparedness. 

Actions and Activism During COVID-19  Best practices for activism, collective action, and movement- and community building during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Coronavirus Resource Kit Collectively-sourced document, updated with mutual aid projects, emergency contacts, preparation guidelines, and other resources as they appear online.

East Village Merchant Impact Survey EVIMA is documenting the challenges that small businesses in the East Village face to let partners in government know about the assistance merchants will need both now and in the future. Collecting this date will allow EVIMA to compile a comprehensive impact statement for the community.

Resources for Nonprofits created by TechSoup, providing nonprofits with the technology resources to  meet their mission, serve their community, and support their staff.