Resources

COVID-19 Resources & Support

The current restrictions pose a real threat to many small businesses in Oakland, from the food and craft vendors at the festival to the brick-and-mortars shops in the KONO district. We’ve been compiling resources that might help, along with a list of OakFF vendors and KONO businesses that are currently operating, which you’ll find below. If you have anything to add, drop us a line.

COVID-19 resources for non-English speakers

Local Businesses & Employees

Oakland Indie Alliance list of open businesses
LocalMotiv Oakland Shopping Guide
“Oakland’s Open” list of businesses
Add your business to the “Oakland's Open” list
Give and Get Local, gift card links from Square
Virtual Tip Jar for SF Bay Area restaurants: sign up or leave a tip
Oakland Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Business Survey

Other Local Resources

City of Oakland Business and Worker Resources
City of Oakland Business Assistance Center
City of Oakland Resources for Artists and Nonprofit Arts Organizations
City of Oakland Covid-19 Business and Nonprofit Impact Data Survey
Information and scheduling for coronavirus testing
Oakland Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 resources
Oakland Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Community Information Page
Oakland Art Murmur list of resources for artists
Intersection for the Arts: resources for Bay Area artists
I Am Local: online shopping from neighborhood stores
Coronavirus Information Page from Visit Oakland
Oakland American Jobs Centers of California resources
Keep Oakland Housed resources and information
Alameda County Health Department Coronavirus information and updates

State & National Resources

Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program:
         SBA Paycheck Protection Plan Application Form (PDF)
         Find Eligible Lenders
         General information
         Online support from Womply
PPP informational presentation from Womply
Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus Information Page
State of California Coronavirus Information Page
State of California 90-Day Mortgage Payment Relief information
California Labor and Workforce Development Resources for Employers and Workers
US Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance
Legal Aid at Work: Information on workers’ rightsInformation for immigrant and ethnic minority workers
Federal Housing Administration FAQs on eviction
CalFresh food assistance information
IRS resources for tax credits and employee compensation
Information on Covered California’s Special Enrollment Period
Employment Development Department:
          File an unemployment claim

          Information on disability insurance
          Information on paid family leave
          Work Sharing Program, to keep employees on payroll and qualified for assistance

Loans & Grants

Oakland Small Business Grant Relief Fund: donate or request assistance
Oakland Fund for Public Innovation COVID-19 Relief Fund: donate or request assistance
Northern California Small Business Financial Development Corporation: support for businesses in underserved communities
East Bay Community Foundation Fund: donate or request assistance
Womply Small Business Stimulus: information loan and grant programs
Facebook Small Business Assistance Grants Program
Grant opportunities compiled by Oakland Chamber of Commerce
Kiva Small Business Loan Information
Oakland Food Service Workers COVID-19 Relief Fund: donate or request assistance

Resources for Artists, Writers, & Performers

Tips on Applying for Grant Funding
WESTAF CARES Relief Fund for Organizations
City of Oakland Resources for Artists and Nonprofit Arts Organizations
Oakland Art Murmur list of resources for artists
East Bay Community Foundation Just East Bay Response Fund
Resources for Freelance Artists
Intersection for the Arts: resources for Bay Area artists
Safety Net Fund for Bay Area artists
Artists at Risk Connection list of resources
National Coalition for the Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response  
Americans for the Arts resources
Actors Fund Entertainment Assistance Program
The SF Bay Area Queer Nightlife Fund
Artists Fellowship Financial Assistance
Arts Loan Fund
Craft Emergency Relief Fund
Craft Emergency Relief Fund Artists’ “Get Ready” Grants
Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grants
Pollock-Krasner Foundation
York Foundation for the Arts Rauschenberg Emergency Grants Program
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grants
Alliance of Artists Communities Emergency Relief Programs
California Arts Council information
Foundation for Contemporary Art emergency grants
National Endowment for the Arts resources
National Endowment for the Humanities FAQs
Theatre Bay Area Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund
Dramatists Guild Foundation emergency grants
Equal Sound Coronavirus Relief Fund for Musicians
California Jazz Fund emergency assistanceJazz Foundation of America emergency assistance
MusiCares emergency assistance
Musicians Foundation emergency assistance
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
American Society of Journalists and Authors Emergency Assistance Fund
Authors League Fund loan program
Carnegie Fund for Authors
Grantmakers in the Arts
San Francisco Foundation – Emergency Funds for Nonprofits
PEN America Writer’s Emergency Fund
Teaching Artists Resources
American Institute for Conservation for Historic and Artistic Works

Need Assistance / Want to Help

Oakland at Risk Match: connecting people at high risk from COVID-19 with others willing to help them
Alameda County Crisis Support Services: text SAFE to 20121 or call 510-420-2460
SOS Meals on Wheels: volunteer, donate or request meals
Family Paths live phone support for parents: 1-800-829-3777
VolunteerMatch: Sign up as a volunteerRequest volunteers
Oakland Unified School District free meal information
Catholic Charities of the East Bay resource list
American Red Cross blood donation centers
Annuity.org Guide to COVID-19 and Your Finances

Oakland First Fridays is a program of the KONO Community Benefit District, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Oakland, CA.


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