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COVID-19 Resources

General COVID-19 Resources

MANP’s COVID-19 Resources: Maine Association of Nonprofits is actively monitoring recommendations related to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be continually updating this page as a hub of information for Maine nonprofits about how they can prepare, respond, connect and contribute.

Coronavirus and Racial + Social Equity: Centering Justice During Times of Uncertainty and Four Things You Can do Right Now: The work of equity requires us to slow down in the midst of challenges and crises, and take a bold stand in the interest of safety, first. Safety means many different things, and this is where centering equity becomes increasingly essential.

Talking About COVID-19: A Call for Racial, Economic, and Health Equity: When it comes to addressing COVID-19, we are all only as safe as those members of our community who are most at risk. We are all in this together, and therefore must make sure our messaging around this virus and its containment avoids racist, xenophobic, and biased thinking. We must also remember to upload the value of calmness in the face of crisis, which is something that everyone benefits from.

Coronavirus FAQs for Employers: The Frequently Asked Questions below, and those answered by Courtney Blanchard on this news broadcast, address some of the more difficult employment law-related issues that have arisen as employers confront the coronavirus threat.

Vu Le’s A few things for nonprofits and foundations to consider in light of the Coronavirus: Vu's unique brand of humor and wisdom to provide us guidance in this anxious time.

World Health Organization's Getting Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19

Maine Department of Economic and Community Development: Web page has been overhauled to serve critical information to Maine's businesses and organizations trying to keep pace with changing regulations, financial support options, and additional resources for businesses - including funders and nonprofits.

Funder Resources for COVID-19

CDC Emergency Response Fund to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): CDC is taking aggressive public health measures to help protect the health of Americans against coronavirus, COVID-2019, and we need your help to mobilize quickly.  Funds raised by the CDC Foundation through our Emergency Response Fund will be used to meet emerging needs identified by CDC to help respond to the public health threat posed by this virus.

COVID-19 Cornonavirus: How Philanthropy Can Respond: Presented by the United Philanthropy Forum, recorded webinar.

AAPIP statement on how funders can combat xenophobia and other calls to action amid COVID-19 concerns.

The California Endowment's Get the Facts: Novel Coronavirus 19 Resources for Partners (includes bilingual fact sheets and posters in both English and Spanish.)

Center for Disaster Philanthropy's: 


Council on Foundations’ Coronavirus resource page.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's OpEd: As coronavirus spreads, the bill for our public health failures is due

Rockefeller Foundation's Effective Public Health Communication in an Interconnected World (PDF)

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