Coronavirus Information for Nonprofits

Coronavirus Information for Nonprofits

We are working to bring you resources to manage your nonprofit through unprecedented times due to COVID-19.

The most important thing to remember is that preparedness is key.

“Prepare…and Plan.”


To visit our page on COVID-19 Relief Funding for Nonprofits, please click here.

To visit our page on COVID-19 Webinars, please click here.

To visit our page on COVID-19 Work From Home Resources, please click here.


Breaking News & Legislative Updates

September 14 –

DANA Releases New Website & Resources to Facilitate Application Process for Nonprofits Applying to the $25 Million Delaware Nonprofit Support Grant Program

Read More Here.

Visit Website Here.

May 18 –

DANA Releases Nonprofit Guidebook for Reopening

Download the Guidebook Here: DelawareReengagement

May 15 –

Delaware Governor John Carney Releases Phase 1 Economic Reopening Guidance

Read the Guidance Here.

April 21 – 

Delaware Nonprofits Can Access Paycheck Protection Program Loan through NDC & Stepping Stones

When the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) relaunches, Delaware nonprofits will have exclusive access to $12 million in funds designated by the National Development Council (NDC), thanks to the generous underwriting of Longwood Foundation, Welfare Foundation, the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and with support from Discover Bank.

As part of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Initiative, nonprofits provided feedback that they did not receive support from the PPP before the first round of funds were exhausted. Congress will be voting on legislation shortly to provide additional funds for the PPP, and the funding will most likely be consumed as quickly as the first round of congressional allocations.

Delaware nonprofits will be able to apply for specifically designated funds through the NDC, a Community Development Financial Institution which has worked with Delaware nonprofits and foundations to increase the flow of capital to low-income communities. The NDC is partnering with Stepping Stones Community Federal Credit Union, a Delaware financial institution dedicated to serving limited income communities in Wilmington, to help Delaware nonprofits access the SBA PPP loan.

Though the funding is not yet available, nonprofits are encouraged to prepare their applications by watching this detailed webinar (see link below) that NDC created.  Applications will not be processed unless they are completed correctly with all necessary signatures and documentation.  The loan application will be available for nonprofits to apply to NDC beginning at 9 a.m. two (2) days after the legislation passes.

Read the full text of the press release here:  NDC PPP Loan Access for DE Nonprofits 4.21.20.Final.

Nonprofits are encouraged to submit their applications two days after Congress passes legislation for additional funding to the Paycheck Protection Program.
Please see application info below.
* The application will be live at 9am EST two (2) days after the legislation passes. Please use the resources below to be prepared to submit a quality application once it goes live.


The National Development Council’s Delaware Nonprofit Paycheck Protection Program Funds

  • NDC Loan Application – APPLY HERE – OPEN NOW

NDC requests all prospective applicants review the webinar prior to applying through their loan portal:

What applicants MUST have for a complete submission – PLEASE GATHER THESE IN ADVANCE:

  • 2019 business tax form; if this is not yet available – a 2018 business tax form is acceptable
  • Your nonprofit’s Articles of Incorporation and By-laws
  •  Proof of documentation used to verify payroll as shown in the employee calculator (above) – this can include payroll ledgers, quarterly IRS form 941’s, W-2s, or a combination)
  • Copy of the Driver’s License of the Executive Director/CEO
  • Statement of Need (one paragraph or less) – must detail how the COVID-19 crisis negatively impacted the financial health of the organization


Do you need assistance with filling out this loan application? DANA is here to help!

We have volunteers ready to walk you through the process! Click here to request help.


April 20 –

DANA Sends Letter to Congressional Delegation Requesting Support for Delaware Nonprofits in CARES Act 2.0

Read the full letter here: DANA Support for Reform to Cares Act_4.20.2020

April 13 –

Sign On Now to Support DANA’s Advocacy Efforts for Nonprofits Related to the CARES Act Update

DANA is asking for Delaware Nonprofits to sign on to support our latest advocacy efforts with the Delaware Federal Congressional Delegation. Read the full letter here: DANA Support for Reform to Cares Act 4.13.20 Signatories Request

Ready to sign on? Click Here.


April 3 – 

Share Your Experiences Applying for Payroll Protection Program (SBA 7(a)) Loans

The new CARES Act includes a provision that expressly provides nonprofits with access to emergency small business loans. Today, April 3rd, is the first day that these loans are available. By law, nonprofits are eligible to apply for these loans, which include a provision for the loan to be forgiven if certain requirements are met. If you have applied for a PPP loan, please share your experience – positive or negative. We, and our partners from across the country, are collecting stories and data to ensure the program is running as it should. If you experienced any problems, please report what happened so we can identify any patterns of problems and propose fixes – informal and formal – at the appropriate spots. Your information will help inform if further advocacy is needed to ensure nonprofits have the resources they need to continue serving their communities. You can learn more about these loans and other options from our national partner, the National Council of Nonprofits.


Immediate Grants Available to Delaware Nonprofits – Read Full Press Release Here. Grant Apps: OPEN NOW.

Grant Applications being accepted at Delaware Community Foundation from FRIDAY, March 27 at 12pm through MONDAY, March 30 at 12pm.  Funds will be available within a week.*



Nonprofit and Philanthropy Partners Request Massive Support for Nonprofit Sector from State

More than 100 Nonprofits and individual Nonprofit leaders Signed On to Support our Request to the State of Delaware. Read the Full Text of the Letter Here: Joint Philanthropy and Nonprofit Legislative Request_Final 3.27.2020



Longwood Foundation Donates $1 Million to DCF COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund

New Fund Established

DANA, Delaware Community Foundation, United Way and Philanthropy DE are working in partnership to establish a new emergency fund to assist nonprofits with their immediate needs. Please read our press release here: COVID-19 Coordinated Funds PR 3.18.20.

Attention Nonprofits: You will be able to submit applications for funding in the coming days. Once the application process is in place, we will be announcing it publicly. Please stay tuned to our respective websites and social media platforms for more information. 


Looking for Relief Programs and Other COVID-19 Funding?

Please see our Funding Opportunities for Nonprofits page – click here.


Email Paul Stock to request assistance.



DANA has created a tool to help you evaluate your organization’s financial position, especially in light of COVID-19. If you need additional support with using this tool, email Nyia Rennalls.

DANA Cash Flow Projection Tool: DANA-Cash-Flow-Projection Covid.19 4.20.20

Guidance on DANA Cash Flow tool: Guidance on DANA Cash Flow tool

From our partners at the National Council of Nonprofits, here is a list of additional sources of information about COVID-19 compiled by the Nonprofit Risk Management Center.

National Council’s webpage for COVID-19:

  • World Health Organization’s Free Learning Resource – Link
  • World Health Organization’s Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public – Link
  • World Health Organization’s Key planning recommendations for Mass Gatherings in the context of the current COVID-19 outbreak – Link 
  • U.S. Travel Association’s Emergency Preparedness and Response: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Link 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel – Link
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration – Link 
  • Coronavirus: What You Need to Know About Canceling an Event and Liability Risks – Link
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication – Link 
  • ASHRAE Position Document on Airborne Infectious Diseases – American Society of Refrigerating Engineers – Link*
    • *Provides view thinking about airborne diseases in relation to your HVAC system