To Santa Barbara County community members and our friends in the social sector:
As the COVID-19 situation develops, the health and well-being of our community is our top priority. We will provide additional updates and recommendations as necessary in the coming days and weeks via email, our website, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram). For social sector news and updates, please also refer to the Nonprofit Resource Network Santa Barbara (NPRNSB).
We encourage all of our friends and neighbors to closely monitor updates and review important health and safety resources from the following government agencies:
Below is a more detailed breakdown of information as it pertains to general COVID-19 resources for the community and the social sector.
The Santa Barbara Foundation, United Way of Santa Barbara County, and Hutton Parker Foundation are leading a countywide collaborative with members of the Foundation Roundtable to provide assistance to individuals and families as well as organizations actively engaged in assistance efforts for members of the community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Connecting needs and resources in Santa Barbara County. The Ways to Help platform provides opportunities for community members to connect directly with nonprofit organizations in need of food, supplies, volunteers, and financial contributions.
COVID-19 Webinars for Nonprofits: Register for upcoming for webinars and view our Webinar Recording Archive.
California Association of Nonprofits – COVID-19 Resources for California’s Nonprofits
Independent Sector – Resources for Leading Through COVID-19
National Council of Nonprofits: Nonprofits and Coronavirus, COVID-19
Philanthropy California: List of California COVID-19 Response Funds
READY.gov: Business Continuity Plan
Local Banks Assisting with the Paycheck Protection Program:
U.S. Chamber of Commerce: COVD-19 Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist
National Council on Nonprofits:
Committee on Small Businesses: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, CARES Act for Small Businesses
Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV): COVID-19 Message
Allan Hancock College: Student Emergency Fund
Santa Barbara City College: Emergency Grant Fund
UCSB: Basic Needs Resources
Links below have student eligibility:
COVID-19 Joint Response Fund: Applications for Individuals and Families
Ventura County Rapid Response Fund: Applications for Individuals and Families
Nonprofit Marketing Guide: Communicating About the Coronavirus and Your Upcoming Events
Washington Nonprofit Institute: Event Planning and COVID-19
Mental Health America: It Is Imperative To Act Swiftly To Mitigate The Effects Of COVID-19 On Mental Health
Mental Health – Community Wellness Center is ONLINE!
Unemployment Insurance: How to File a New claim
HRxpress: local HR Resources by Kerry McCoy & Team
CA Labor and Workforce Development Agency: Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Employers and Workers
We want to know how COVID-19 is affecting your nonprofit. Has your organization had to cancel its primary fundraising event? Is demand for your services increasing? Have you encountered unforeseen challenges as your team transitions to working remotely? Please take a moment to fill out the following survey so we can better understand and support the needs of our nonprofit sector.