COVID-19 Resources for Individuals
My heart breaks every time I receive an email or online form submission from individuals who are in need because we don't have the capacity or expertise to assist. COVID-19 has completely disrupted our lives - not just the nonprofits. We deeply care for our community, therefore we have complied a list of resources:
Tulsa Area Resources:
If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, dial 211 to speak to someone at the United Way who can help. NOTE: Financial assistance is NOT available through every 211. 211 also has a comprehensive list of available resources for the following needs on their website:
Health insurance & medical expenses
Home Internet access
Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Mortgage, rent, and utilities payment assistance
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food Stamps
Relief for "gig economy" workers and contractors
Mental health and crisis
Government Stimulus - Economic Impact Payments - This IRS web page lets non-filers enter their payment information and others to check on the status of their stimulus payment.
Government Stimulus - What you need to know from the IRS - An FAQ page created by the IRS to answer your questions about the stimulus payments.
NATIONAL - Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation Family Assistance Program - Help for qualified families of kids with cancer impacted by COVID-19.
NATIONAL - Real Change Vendor Relief Fund - Cash cards and gift cards to supplement reduced income for Real Change vendors.
NATIONAL - It Takes a Village Emergency Funds (Parenting Journey) - Stipend to ease financial burdens for Parenting Journey families
NATIONAL - Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
NATIONAL - DoorDash COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program - Financial assistance for eligible Dashers that are diagnosed with COVID-19 and have been active on the DoorDash platform for at least 60 days and have completed at least 30 deliveries in the last 30 days.
NATIONAL - Freelancers Relief Fund - Assistance of up to $1,000 per household for any independent worker in the U.S. who has primarily earned income through freelance work for at least one year and has experienced a recent, sudden, and unforeseen hardship or loss of income as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
NATIONAL - Moonlighting.com - A leading freelance & work-from-home job site is offering free job searching and access to its business tools to help independent workers better manage jobs and gigs.
NATIONAL - A Better Balance - A free helpline (call or email) that offers answers to questions about the law for workers facing issues at work related to sick, family, or medical leave.
NATIONAL - One Fair Wage - Emergency Coronavirus Tipped & Service Worker Support Fund - Cash assistance to restaurant workers, care service drivers, deliver workers, personal service workers
NATIONAL - *The Workers Fund - Help for gig and low-earning contract workers.
NATIONAL - Student Relief Fund - Resources for college students in need of support due to a COVID-19 campus shutdown (note: organization does not offer financial assistance)
NATIONAL - National Domestic Workers Alliance Coronavirus Care Fund - $400 in emergency assistance for home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners who have participated in activities of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), NDWA chapters, affiliate organizations, circles and current Alia users.
NATIONAL - Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund - Emergency funding for those employed by or own restaurants or bars that are facing unforeseen expenses not covered by insurance.
NATIONAL - HealthWell Foundation COVID-19 Ancillary Costs - Assistance for households that have a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 and have costs associated with delivered food, medication, diagnostics, transportation.
NATIONAL - Free Speech Coalition Emergency Fund - Provides grants for eligible talent and crew of working in the adult film industry.
NATIONAL - Apron Inc. Emergency Fund for Restaurant Workers - Grants of up to $500 each for restaurant workers for all currently employed persons (at least 6 months) who work in locally owned independent food service businesses.
NATIONAL - American Kidney Foundation Coronavirus Emergency Fund - Small grants for kidney patients affected by coronavirus (NOTE: funds have been depleted & there is a waiting list).
NATIONAL - Another Round, Another Rally Emergency Assistance - $500 relief grants for workers in the hospitality industry (dishwashers, bartenders, servers, bussers, chefs/cooks, sommelier, managers, hosts, concierge, cleaning staff, or barbacks may apply).
NATIONAL - Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation for Undocumented Families - Funds to support undocumented families and individuals impacted by coronavirus.
NATIONAL - Freelancers Relief Fund - Financial assistance of up to $1,000 per freelance household to cover lost income and essential expenses not covered by government relief programs.
NATIONAL - Samuel Adams & the Greg Hill Foundation Restaurant Strong Fund - Grants for full-time (30 hours/week minimum) restaurant, bar, cafe, or nightclub workers located in AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, IL, ME, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT.
NATIONAL - SAG-AFTRA Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund - Emergency financial relief for SAG-AFTRA members.
NATIONAL - National Restaurant Association Restaurant Employee Relief Fund - $500 grants to restaurant industry employees who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 financially
NATIONAL - HALO (Help A Library Worker Out) Fund - The EveryLibrary Institute is providing grants of up to $250 for library workers who are out of work or affected by the crisis.
NATIONAL - Seed Commons: Worker Response Fund - Fund will provide direct support to worker-owners at cooperative businesses most affected by closures and downturn associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, such as food service businesses, custom manufacturing, and child care cooperatives.
NATIONAL - The NDN Collective COVID-19 Response Project - Provides immediate relief to Tribal Nations, front line Indigenous-led organizations, and individuals who are providing essential services to Indigenous communities in North America during the current global health pandemic within the next 15-45 days to provide gap resources during this health crisis.
NATIONAL - Unite Here Hospitality Workers Relief Fund - Funds for Unite Here members to pay for pay for food, rent, and utilities during the COVID-19 crisis.
NATIONAL - Believe in Students & Rise Education Student Relief Fund - Help for college students in need of basic needs support because of a COVID-19 campus shutdown
NATIONAL - Restaurant Opportunities Centers United ROC Relief - Financial assistance to restaurant workers impacted by the coronavirus crisis.
NATIONAL - Brave of Heart Fund - A fund created by New York Life and Cigna to provide charitable relief grants to support the families of healthcare workers who lose their lives to COVID-19.
NATIONAL - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society COVID-19 Patient Financial Aid Program - One-time $250 stipends to help eligible blood cancer patients with non-medical expenses, such as food, housing, utilities, transportation, and other needs.
NATIONAL - First Responders Children's Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund - Help for paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, firefighters, and employees directly supporting police and fire departments such as 911 dispatchers in need due to COVID-19.
NATIONAL - National and local COVID-19 resources for undocumented communities - A continuously updated crowd-sourced google doc available in English and Spanish. Recursos Nacionales y locales para comunidades indocumentadas disponible en inglés y español.
NATIONAL - HealthWell Foundation COVID-19 Insurance Premium Payment Assistance - Assistance of up to $6,000 to pay for health insurance premiums for people in active treatment for a cancer/oncology diagnosis or a serious, chronic illness.