Paycheck Protection Loans (PPP)

PPP is an SBA loan program that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)

SBA’s EIDL program provides economic relief to small businesses and non-profit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.

Local Relief Options

Find up-to-date information about the latest grant and loan programs specific to our five counties. 

Energize Colorado

The Energize Colorado Gap Fund provides more than $31 million in small business loans and grants to boost small business enterprises.

Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant

The Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by the Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance.

Additional funding opportunities

Loans

  • The nonprofit organization Kiva provides 0% interest loans to small businesses worldwide. They are expanding eligibility and the amount of loans provided during this crisis.

Grants

AidtoAll is a community-focused, technology-driven nonprofit. We’re a 501(c)(3) public charity, providing aid directly to individuals in communities who are experiencing financial crisis during this pandemic. We connect everyone in communities who can provide help with each neighbor who needs it. One neigborhood at a time.

Colorado businesses can now apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan and SBA Economic Injury Disaster Grant. These programs are rolled into a single application. For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 or email disastercustomerservices@sba.gov.

Help Colorado Now has raised $7.7 million dollars from nearly 4,000 individuals, foundations, and companies.

The COVID-19 CO Creatives Relief Grant is a one-time payment to non-profit arts organizations in Colorado.

El Pomar Foundation announced the establishment of the Colorado Assistance Fund (CAF). CAF is a $1 million fund offering immediate aid to nonprofit organizations supporting Colorado communities, organizations and individuals affected by the recent outbreak of COVID-19.

Facebook announced a $100 million program to help small businesses as governments throughout the country urge gyms and restaurants to close their doors to slow the coronavirus pandemic.

JPMorgan Chase announced a $50 million global philanthropic commitment to address the immediate public health and long-term economic challenges from the COVID-19 global pandemic. $8 million to assist small businesses vulnerable to significant economic hardships in the U.S., China and Europe.

Philanthropy Colorado has been working to connect funders across the state and ensure the sector has the most up-to-date information about nonprofit needs, relief funds and resources. 

SheaMoisture is offering a $1M relief fund for businesses owned by women of color.

Spanx is offering $5M in grants to female entrepreneurs.

The Distance Learning and Telemedicine program helps rural communities use the unique capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other and to the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density. For example, this program can link teachers and medical service providers in one area to students and patients in another. All upcoming events will be posted on the events program tab.

Verizon will launch multiple rounds of an available COVID-19 Relief Grant.

Mastercard Small Business Grant Contest

Small Businesses faced unprecedented challenges in 2020, and continue to overcome them today. To help small businesses in the new year, Create & Cultivate and Mastercard have launched a new business grant contest to provide business owners with the funds and support they deserve. Could your business use a small business grant? Apply today.