We are doing our best to compile information about support resources for heritage-based artists, individuals, small businesses, and organizations. Check back often as we are updating this as we get more information.
ALL or COMPILATIONS
- A valuable list of resources from National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) including general health resources, funding opportunities, organizational statements, resources for artists & organizations and more: https://airtable.com/shrtHRpRRoQrU77Hi/tblWa0STNH3twI0R7?blocks=hide
FOR INDIVIDUALS / WORKERS
- The Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation is establishing a COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. You can donate to it here. But for now, they’ve also compiled a helpful list of links for those in the restaurant community nationwide.
- Benjamin Nisbet, Orchestra and Artistic Manager of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and a world class musician, has created a Go Fund Me Tucson Musicians COVID19 Relief campaign to support his fellow working musicians here in Tucson who will be greatly impacted by this quarantine.
- Funding resources for artists: Creative Capital.
FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
- The U.S. Small Business Administration is expected to soon begin offering states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses and nonprofit organizations suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the corona virus (COVID-19). SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses and nonprofits to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 2.75% for nonprofits without credit available elsewhere and 3.75% for businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible.
- Business Development Finance Corporation, a nonprofit SBA Certified Development Company, is offering affordable working capital loans for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 through its SBA Community Advantage Loan Program. Please contact BDFC at (520) 623-3377 ext. 128.
- Community Investment Corporation (CIC) specializes in business microloans up to $10,000. All small businesses affected by COVID-19 will be offered CIC’s nonprofit partnership and “enhanced community benefit” rates which can be as low as 1.5% depending upon qualification. Loan terms will be extended out to 5 years as needed. CIC will also be offering a loan product with interest only payments for up to 6 months to allow small businesses to recover from the economic challenges caused by COVID-19. You can also contact Community Investment Corporation 520-529-1766 to learn more about their current loan offerings.
- Growth Partners Arizona and the Community Investment Corporation (CIC), in partnership with Kiva, have brought Kiva Crowdfunded Loans to Arizona. These are no-interest, no-fee, community-backed business loans from $1,000 to $15,000 that are crowdfunded on Kiva’s world-wide online platform.
For borrowers who need larger loan amounts, Growth Partners Arizona, in collaboration with the Business Development Finance Corporation (BDFC), now offers Small Business Success Loans of $10,000-$75,000 to qualified small businesses for business growth and expansion, equipment, long-term working capital, tenant improvements, and consolidation of more expensive debt.