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As the impact of COVID-19 continues to unfold, we stand in solidarity with arts and cultural organizations and artists throughout the nation. We will continue to provide data-driven knowledge about the health of the sector and build a running list of resources and relief funding. Please check the website for each grant listed for details and application dates.
Whether you’re a museum director, choreographer, or independent publisher, SMU DataArts is here to support you in doing what you do best.
Our free, online educational opportunities and analytic tools can help you get a clear picture of your organization’s progress, inform your decision-making, and make a stronger case to stakeholders. Learn more.
Available in our platform, you can find the analytic reports you need to better understand your programmatic and financial activity. We have extended our trend reports from three-year views to five-year views so you can gain deeper insight into your performance over a longer timeframe.
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By Daniel Fonner
Associate Director of Research (July 16, 2020)
In total, 5,713 nonprofit recipients classified as arts and culture organizations received $1.1 billion in loans (average of $194,191 per organization) to support at least 117,805 jobs (22 on average per organization). The SBA reported that over 85% of loans were for less than $150,000. For arts and culture nonprofits, that percentage was 80%.
COVID-19 Resource Center for Nonprofits
The Donorbox resource center features a number of links to outside resources (and a few of their own) – like information about laws, articles, webinars, free templates, and more – to help your organization cope with the current situation, plan ahead, and emerge as strong as possible in the next few months.
Our nation's small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. On Friday, March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the CARES Act, which contains $376 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses.
In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak.
By Sandi McKinley and Avichai Scher (April 2, 2020)
"The COVID-19 crisis has made everything uncertain, but it has revealed something NFF has long been certain of: Most nonprofits don't have enough cash on hand to cover expenses if operations are disrupted. Many nonprofits are now facing tough decisions about laying off or furloughing staff, and some are forced to consider shutting their doors—for good."