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Resources for our communities

Resources for our communities

Over the last week, we at CUP have been very fortunate to be able to shift to working remotely. We stand in solidarity with our many communities, especially those who cannot choose to do the same and those who are at greater risk.

We’re bracing for what is to come, which we know will both further reveal and exacerbate the racial and socio-economic inequity we try to fight every day. But in this moment of fear, we are also moved and inspired by the strength, resilience, agility, and commitment of our peers and the nonprofit sector as a whole.

With limited resources, many organizations are pivoting to work remotely while continuing to build community power. They’re coming together to provide a range of resources including support for workers impacted by COVID-19, advocacy for incarcerated people, and advancing thoughtful, crucial platforms for necessary political action. We’ll be sharing their resources here, and updating this list as we hear more. (If you know of important resources, or your organization has efforts we should include, let us know at info@welcometocup.org.)

We hope you are all well, staying home if you can, staying engaged to hold our elected officials accountable, and staying supportive of the amazing nonprofits and grassroots organizations working on the ground to make meaningful social change.

Mental health support:

For small businesses/community organizations:

For arts organizations:

Essential Guidelines for Arts Responders Organizing in the Aftermath of Disaster: How to help and support your local artists, arts-related small businesses, and arts organizations

Foundation for Contemporary Arts, COVID-19 Relief Fund

National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response: Sample emergency plans for arts organizations

For artists/freelancers:

CERF+ Emergency Assistance: grants and or brokered assistance for artists 

NYFA Rauschenberg Emergency Grants, for visual and media artists and choreographers, for up to $5,000

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund: Up to $200 for people of color that are either working artists or art administrators and are affected by COVID-19

Artists’ Fellowship, Inc.

Authors League Fund

Creator Fund

CultureAID

Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2s Artists, performers and tip-based workers

Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program, one-time assistance for printmakers, painters, and sculptors 

Haven Foundation for freelance workers connected to artistic or entertainment industries

Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grants for 2020

Max’s Kansas City Project Emergency Grants

PEN American Writers’ Emergency Fund

Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund

COVID19 Freelance Artists Emergency Funding (ongoing list)

The One Club for Creativity COVID-19 Job board

For workers:

Gender Equality Law Center’s English/Spanish free hotline for workers in NY State facing work-related issues caused by the covid-19 virus. This includes sick/family leave, wage replacement

1-888-833-4363

BK Service Worker’s Coalition

Labor Delivers: Emergency Home Meal Delivery

For parents:

NYC DOE Regional Enrichment Centers, for children of primary caretakers who work in health care, FDNY, NYPD, OEM and some NYCTA roles. RECs will provide children with three daily hot meals, remote learning time, art, music, and P.E. activities, and social and emotional support.

Free Meals: All NYC children can have three free meals, daily, through the DOE. Text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877. And find a free meal location near you here

Talking to young people about the Coronavirus, Child Mind Institute

Talking to Teens and Tweens About CoronavirusThe New York Times

Speaking Up Against Racism Around the New Coronavirus, Teaching Tolerance

Many organizations are also compiling ongoing resource guides. Check them out here:

Free Wifi:

Altice USA 866-200-9522

Comcast/Xfinity 855-846-8376 (English), or 855-765-6995 (Spanish)

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