Habitat Minnesota is here to support you during this time of uncertainty. Reach out to any of our staff via phone or email. We have compiled a variety of resources below. If there is more information you need, please let us know.
Our office is currently working remotely and has postponed any statewide travel through the end of April. Habitat Minnesota is monitoring the progression of COVID-19 and its affect on our communities. We will continue to follow guidance from the local and national leaders in health, government, and from Habitat International.
Habitat Minnesota Executive Director conference calls: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Habitat International: Good Standing Update (3/31/2020)
Habitat International: Pursuing the Mission during COVID-19
Habitat International: A message from Jonathan Reckford – Coronavirus pandemic calls for a world where we care for each other.
My.Habitat Coronavirus overall guidance
My.Habitat Coronavirus FAQs page
My.Habitat COVID-19 Yammer Group
COVID-Specific Advocacy: Latest news
Federal Housing Stability: Encourage members of Congress to prioritize the needs of low-income families and the organizations that serve them.
Statewide Homeownership Support: Click here to view and co-sign a letter asking for state leaders to prioritize homeownership preservation.
Chronicle of Philanthropy: Charitable deduction, SBA loans, and other resources from latest stimulus bill
Minnesota Council on Foundations: Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund (MDRF) for Coronavirus (Habitat Minnesota applied on behalf of Minnesota affiliates)
National Council of Nonprofits: Loans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES Act
Otto Bremer Trust: $50 million emergency fund to support community organizations (Habitat Minnesota applied on behalf of Minnesota affiliates)
Propel Nonprofits: Paycheck Protection Program for Nonprofits
Small Business Administration (SBA): Disaster Loan Assistance
Small Business & Entrepreneurship, US Senate Committee: Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
USDA: Latest news
USDA: Stakeholder Announcement
(For Central Minnesota) The Initiative Foundation: The Central Minnesota Emergency Relief and Recovery Fund is being activated to meet critical needs in the region.
GiveMN: Platform will be donating back the processing fee to nonprofits in March and April.
GiveMN: No-cost virtual fundraising coaching sessions through April 10
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits: Free digital special edition of Minnesota Grants Directory
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits: Grantmaking in Response to Coronavirus Webinar Recording
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits: Nonprofit resources for COVID-19
New York Times: Frequently Asked Questions about every aspect of COVID-19
Propel Nonprofits: No-cost technical assistance (on finance, strategy, cash flow, or anything else you need). Reach out to any Propel staff here.
Calls with the Governor: Click here to sign up for the first of weekly calls or for more information.
CARES Act: Read the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act here and see HFHI’s initial assessment of the Act here.
Congresswoman Angie Craig’s Office: COVID-19 Community Resource Guide
Minnesota Legislature: Latest news
US Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Emergency Loans – Small Business Guide and Checklist
Operations and Management
Microsoft Teams: User training
Microsoft Teams: Work-from-home tips
Minnesota Employment and Economic Development: Unemployment Insurance and Compensation resources
Minnesota Employment and Economic Development: Shared Work–Alternative to Layoff
Nonprofit Risk Management Center: Create a Business Continuity Plan: No Business Continuity Plan_ Take These 4 Steps
Propel Nonprofits: Click here for a recording of the recent “Managing Cash Flow for Nonprofits (during a global pandemic)” webinar. Slides can be viewed here.
Propel Nonprofits: Emergency Succession Planning
Find online solutions, announcements, and other resources for nonprofits below as they become available.