We’ve gathered up some helpful resources for nonprofits suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 virus.
Southwest Iowa COVID-19 Response
Iowa West Foundation, Pottawattamie County Community Foundation and Council Bluffs Community School District have joined forces to create the Southwest Iowa COVID-19 Response Unmet Needs Fund. The Southwest Iowa COVID-19 Response Fund will support the following areas: Emergency Assistance to Vulnerable Populations, Public Health Expanded Infrastructure, Continuity of Nonprofit Operations and Funding to Support Long Term Recovery Relief as well as Emergency Childcare for those on the frontlines of the pandemic. Read the full press release here. To apply for relief funding, visit https://www.iowawestfoundation.org/ or https://www.ourpccf.org.
CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
Applications opened on April 3, 2020 for small businesses and sole proprietors and on April 10, 2020 for independent contractors/self-employed. Applications are open through August 08, 2020. According to the SBA, this includes $349B in forgivable loans at a 1% interest rate. This program covers payroll, benefits, rent, mortgage interest and utility costs for a period of 8 weeks. Applications are processed through banking institutions, to apply for a PPP loan at TS Bank, please call 844-487-3030 to be connected to one of our market presidents.
TS Bank Loans and Lines of Credit
Although the way we have served you has changed, our lending team is here to help. TS Bank may be able to provide loans or a line of credit to help your nonprofit through this difficult time. Our goal is to host all meetings on the phone or using video conferencing, leveraging our investment in technology and tools like DocuSign to create a great experience during these unprecedented times. Contact Kelsey Stupfell at 712.487.0334 or email her at email@example.com.
TS Bank Cash Management
Now might be a great time to begin collecting donations digitally on your website or at a stand-alone station. Additionally, if your nonprofit is still distributing payroll through paper checks, now is a great time to switch to ACH origination which allows you to disburse employee payroll through direct deposit. Contact Sally Myers at 712.487.0374 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for these and other cash management services.
Federal Tax Deadline Extended
The Federal Tax deadline has been delayed until July 15, 2020. If you need assistance with your taxes, please reach out to Collins Consulting at 712.487.3853 or email them at email@example.com.
If there are virtual volunteer efforts or location supply needs, please let us know. We can help spread the word and connect you to others. Contact Kelsey Stupfell at 712.487.0334 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Nonprofit Collaboration
If you wish to collaborate with other nonprofits or need help to spread your message consider joining SHAREOmaha and Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC). SHAREOmaha offers the giving public opportunities to connect with metro nonprofits through donations, volunteering and shopping wish lists. Their COVID-19 information is updated hourly, so check back often and share with your network: https://shareomaha.org/covid19. HSAC helps synergize the efforts of non-profit organizations Southwest Iowa to maximize their impact and help improve the lives of the people in the community. For more information visit, https://www.hsacinc.net/
TS Bank Nonprofit Services
Download TS Bank’s full list of nonprofit services at the link here. TS Bank is proud to serve nonprofits across the Midwest with everything from banking to establishing an endowment fund. To get some ideas on how to fundraise during this time, check out our blog here.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses and nonprofits keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to eligible organizations. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide to help organizations understand what to expect and prepare to file for a loan. Download the Guide and Checklist for Small Businesses and Nonprofits PDF here.
The National Council of Nonprofits resources guide to PPP loan and requirements
We are here to support you and your nonprofit during this unprecedented time, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here for you.