Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, North America has quickly emerged as the global epicenter of the crisis, with more than one million reported infections and over 60,000 coronavirus related deaths in the US alone. In the midst of gross federal mismanagement and negligence, gangster rule, civil unrest and protests, an overwhelmed health care system, xenophobia, racial violence and mass economic precarity, foundations across the United States and Canada are adjusting their funding priorities to address the needs of artists, culture workers and activists.
At ArtsEverywhere we have extended a rolling open call for submissions on the concept of quarantine. We continue to commission new works that examine radical societal shifts and cultivate space for dialogue between artists, scientists, environmentalists, educators and journalists to explore new ways of organizing and collaborating. In recent weeks, we’ve received several inquiries seeking financial support, but as an arts publication our capacity to provide direct support is limited.
For that reason, we’ve compiled this list of up-to-date philanthropic resources for artists in Canada, the United States, and internationally. We will continue to update the list as new opportunities are brought to our attention. If you are aware of additional resources please share them with us so we can continue to expand and maintain the list for those in need.
The AFC — Provides emergency financial aid for entertainment professionals. Relief funding
Canadian Writers’ Emergency Relief Fund The Writers’ Trust of Canada and The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) announced the creation of the Canadian Writers’ Emergency Relief Fund to provide support to professional authors financially affected by the COVID-19 health crisis. Distributing grants in amounts of $1,500 to writers that have lost projected income due to COVID-19. Financial support for the program is supplied by three program partners: The Writers’ Trust, TWUC, and RBC.
Fellowships for Threatened Scholars Applications due June 29, 2020: Apply Now
IIE-SRF announces a June 29th deadline for its next round of applications from professors and researchers facing threats to their lives or careers. Fellowships support temporary academic positions at universities and other higher education institutions anywhere in the world where the scholars can continue their academic work in safety.
CARFAC recommendations for artists’ cancelled talks, exhibits, etc. due to COVID-19
CBC and Canada Council for the Arts Digital Originals — A new $1 million fund to help artists, groups and arts organizations pivot their work to online audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Creators can apply for a maximum of $5000 in funding per project, a selection of which will be curated and digitally showcased by CBC/Radio-Canada. Project grants
The David Seguin Memorial Award Support to artists with disabilities through $100 micro-grants in order to help them cover basic living expenses, such as rent and groceries. Relief funding
Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S artists, performers, tip-based workers Administered by Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto, this fund will help cover emergency aid and paid work for LGBTQ2S artists, performers and tip-based workers. Relief funding
MusicTogether (Ontario) A $300K emergency relief fund for Ontario musicians put together by the provincial government and members of the music community. Musicians can apply for a one-time $1,000 performance fee tied to a livestream. Project grant
Ownr A $25,000 fund to help support Canadian entrepreneurs with a grant of up to $1000 for each successful applicant.
Unison — Provides financial aid for musicians. Relief funding
Woodcock Fund Grant —Writers’ Trust. This grant provides emergency funds for writers mid-project. Relief funding
Culture Relief Fund (King County, Washington) 4Culture Funds for cultural workers and organizations. Funds for cultural workers are for those who have suffered significant financial hardship from the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus OR provide an innovative idea that shows significant promise in supporting other King County residents significantly impacted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. Applicants must be residents of King County, working in one or more of: arts, heritage, preservation, and public art. Includes both artists and staff of organizations affected Individuals can apply for $500-$2,000. Project Grant OR Relief funding.
NYFA & Maurice Sendak Foundation (MSF) Relief for children’s picture book artists and writers. An emergency relief grant program to support children’s picture book artists and writers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Unrestricted grants of up to $2,500 each to artists who have experienced financial hardship from loss of income as a direct result of the crisis. Open to children’s picture book artists and writers over the age of 21 in the United States and territories. Relief funding
Artist Relief is offering grants to artists of any discipline facing financial crisis due to COVID-19. Who: practicing artists 21 years or older facing dire financial crisis due to COVID-19 with an SSN or ITIN, residing & working in the US for the last two years. $ 5,000 for those with dire financial need (for food, shelter, etc.). Timeline: Until September, 2020 Relief funding, any discipline
Rauschenberg Emergency Grants & New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) One-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies for practicing visual and media artists, and choreographers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories. Students are not eligible. Next round of applications open May 18, 2020—June 15, 2020. Applies to procedures 6 months prior to application and up to 6 months after application. Requires 500-word explanation of situation, CV, doctor’s note, proof of need. Relief funding for medical emergencies
Artist Relief Project Anyone pursuing the arts as a career (any discipline, any level of experience) can request financial support from the Artist Relief Project: one-time emergency stipend of $200 and free resources and support to pursue alternative economic opportunities. First come, first served. Relief funding
The Artist Relief Trust (Kentucky) $500 microgrants to artists in any discipline in the state of Kentucky (including the Greater Louisville area)
Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund For professional artists or arts administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund is for those who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). Relief funding
Arts Greensboro Emergency Relief Fund (Greensboro, NC) For any artist in need of support due to cancellations from the outbreak of COVID-19. Funds will be delivered weekly, based on the amount donated. For working artists, not organizations or nonprofits. Relief funding
ArtsMemphis Artist Emergency Fund (Memphis, TN) For self-employed artists of all arts disciplines and artists employed/contracted by nonprofit arts and culture organizations in Shelby County experiencing lost income due to the cancellation of gigs or opportunities (e.g. commission, performance, contract, etc.), or from layoff or furlough as a result of COVID-19 precautionary measures. Relief funding
Austin Creative Alliance (ACA) Artists Emergency Relief Fund (Austin, TX) Artists can apply for up to $500 to replace verifiable lost income due to the cancellation of a specific, scheduled gig or opportunity (i.e. commissions, performances, contracts) due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures. Priority given to ACA members, and to applicants facing food or housing insecurity. Applications reviewed daily. Relief funding
Bohemian Foundation’s NoCo Music Relief Fund (Northern Colorado) Musicians and those working in contemporary popular music, including the self-employed and sole proprietors in Northern Colorado can apply for up to $1,000. Relief funding
Bridgesong Fund (Western Massachusetts) Emergency relief for western MA women, nonbinary, and genderqueer artists of color. $500 grants Relief funding
BxArts Factory Emergency Fund to Support Artists / Volunteers (The Bronx, NY) Funding for artists that are directly connected to BxArts Factory. Specifically, artists that are currently, or, have been: BxArts Factory Advisory Committee members; BxArts Factory teaching artists; BxArts Factory’s resident artists; orBxArts Factory volunteers. Additionally, artists who have participated in any of their exhibits or who have worked at their events may apply. Relief funding
Cambridge Artist Relief Fund (Cambridge, MA) Focused on lost income, current and into the foreseeable future. One-time relief to arts organizations and artists who live, work, create, and/or perform in Cambridge. Only one grant per applicant. Relief funding
Cape Cod Arts Relief Fund (Cape Cod, MA) Up to $500 per applicant to support full- or part-time professional artists with lost income due to the COVID-19 crisis. Artists must live, work, create, and/or perform on Cape Cod. Relief funding
Charlottesville Emergency Relief Fund for Artists (Charlottesville, VA) For Charlottesville-area artists who have lost income due to the cancellation of specific, scheduled gigs or opportunities (commissions, performances, contracts, other jobs/loss of income) due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures. Artists can request up to $300 to compensate for lost work. Artists are eligible to apply for loss of income regardless of whether the income was from art or other jobs. Artists must live in the Charlottesville area including the city of Charlottesville or the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, or Nelson. Relief funding
Chicago Theatre Workers Relief Fund (Chicago, IL) To help replace lost income due to theatre closures. Available to all those who have had to stop work and are not getting paid, including those who were on contract, part-time employees and those working on a stipend that was not paid. Chicago area theatre professionals may apply for a grant of $500 on a first-come first-served basis. Relief funding
City of Boston Artist Relief Fund (Boston, MA) Grants of $500 and $1,000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Relief funding
City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) – Arts Emergency Relief Fund (Los Angeles, CA) emergency relief grants to City of Los Angeles-based dance, music, and theatre artists, as well as small ensembles who have had their public performances, shows, or concerts cancelled. Solo artists are eligible for up to $400 and ensembles up to $1,200 to cover losses in time and/or materials that were committed toward events, were planned for a venue within the City of Los Angeles, and were going to be open to the general public. Relief funding
The Colorado Artist Relief Fund (Colorado) For artists living outside of the Denver metro area—grants of up to $1,000 to individual artists experiencing immediate unforeseen emergency needs due to COVID-19, and whose incomes are adversely affected due to cancellation of events, classes, performances, and other creative work. Grants will be made on a rolling basis. Relief funding
Connecticut Artists Relief Grant Program (Connecticut) $500 grants to individual artists and teaching artists who live in Connecticut and whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). This is unrestricted funding that may be used for any kind of relief. Deadline May 4, random selection. Relief funding
COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund (Washington State) Rapid response grants for critical needs of artists whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19. Open to individual artists of all disciplines residing in Washington State. Relief funding
COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL (Philadelphia, PA) Support for individual artists as well as arts and culture organizations whose operations, work, and livelihood have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Relief funding
COVID-19 Arts and Culture Relief Fund (Richmond, VA) Financial assistance to professional artists of all disciplines (visual, performing, and more) throughout the Richmond and Tri-Cities region who have lost income from cancelled paid creative opportunities during the Coronavirus pandemic. Relief funding
Creative Industry Relief Fund (Fort Worth, TX) Hear Fort Worth and Film Fort Worth with assistance from United Way of Tarrant County have established a creative industry relief fund to help support musicians, artists, performers and filmmakers who have lost work due to COVID-19. Relief funding
Crosshatch Artist Emergency Fund (Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau Counties, MI) Funding for artists (not non-profits or institutions) who earn one third or more of their income from their art, and who have lost income because of COVID-19 related cancellations. Relief funding
Culture Connects Coalition (Santa Fe, NM) With Lannan Foundation to form the Artist Relief Fund to help those artists most dramatically affected. The next round of rolling applications will begin May 4 at 8 am. Relief Funding
Dallas Artist Relief Fund (Dallas, TX) – support for low-income, BIPOC, trans/GNC/NB/Queer artists and freelancers whose livelihoods are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Dallas. Relief funding
Denver Actors Fund Emergency Artist Relief (DEAR) (Denver, CO) One-time, $250 stipends for artists impacted by COVID-19. Applicants must have lived in Colorado for minimum six consecutive months immediately prior to applying for funding. Relief funding
Dietl Art Handlers Assistance A platform to show art technicians’ work to be purchased directly from their studios. Assistance with Art Sales
Durham Artist Relief Fund (Durham, NC) For artists and arts presenters in Durham who have been financially impacted by cancellations due to COVID-19, with priority given to BIPOC artists, transgender & nonbinary artists, and disabled artists. Relief funding
Durham Arts Council Arts Recovery Fund (Durham, NC) Grants for working artists that have suffered financial loss due to the cancellation of events because of COVID-19. Applicants must live in Durham County, be at least 18, have practiced their art form for at least three years and have suffered a documented loss due to COVID-19. Relief funding
Emergency Gap Fund for Philly’s Black Working Artists (Philadelphia, PA) One-time grants of $500 to help Black working artists who live in Philadelphia stay stable and safe during the COVID-19 crisis. Relief funding
Field of Vision and Topic Studio Documentary Freelancer Relief Fund Grants for freelancers working in the Documentary field—unrestricted grants of up to $2000 for financial needs during the COVID-19 pandemic to freelancers who have experienced hardship from loss of income or opportunity as a result of the pandemic. Applications reopen in May. Relief funding
Greater Columbus Arts Council COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grants for Artists (Franklin County, OH) For artists of all disciplines living in Franklin County struggling with the financial impacts of COVID-19. Relief funding
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (Greater Pittsburgh, PA) – The Emergency Fund for Artists offers up to $500 in assistance to artists experiencing loss of income due to the coronavirus outbreak. Relief funding
Hillsborough Artists Relief Program (HARP) (Hillsborough County, FL) Financial assistance for Hillsborough County artists who are temporarily unable to meet their basic needs: General (including food, utilities, bills, childcare), Housing (rent, mortgage), Healthcare (insurance, medical bills). Relief funding
I Lost My Theatre Gigs – Individuals who have lost gigs can post their stories on this website so they can be matched with donors. Community support network
ILYSM 4 Artists $500 grants to artists with financial need whose main source of income has been affected by COVID-19 shutdowns. Grant available through the week of 5/14 until further notice. Relief funding
Indiana Music Industry Relief Fund (Indiana) For women-identifying and non-binary musicians, music industry professionals, non-profit music organizations based in the state of Indiana that are affected by loss of work, cancellations, and loss of revenue due to COVID-19. Relief funding
Indie Theater Fund Rapid Relief GRANTS due to Covid19 (New York City) Rapid relief grants of up to $500 to support the theater community, prioritizing the consortium of companies, venues, and individuals working in NYC independent theater (Off-Off-Broadway in theater houses of 99 seats or less), operating with budgets under $250,000. Relief funding for organizations and individuals
Indy Arts COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund (Indiana) For individuals working in the arts sector and impacted by COVID-19. Specifically for the health and wellbeing of independent artists and staff working for small-to-midsize nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. Rapid response $500 grants to help bridge lost wages. Relief funding
Local 47 COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund (Los Angeles, CA) Limited number of grants for members who work for employers covered by a Live Performance or Electronic Media Local 47 contract or CBA. Relief funding
Maine Artist Relief Fund (Maine) Grants of $500 to individual artists who live in Maine and whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Relief funding
Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) Emergency Grants (Maryland) Artists must submit proof of ineligibility for Unemployment Insurance (UI) or proof that they have either exhausted UI benefits, (including Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance) or that UI benefits do not fully cover losses sustained as a result of the Governor’s declared State of Emergency in relationship to COVID-19. Relief funding
Mecklenburg Creatives Resiliency Fund (Mecklenburg County, NC) $500 funding for creative practitioners in Mecklenburg County to help pay an unanticipated, emergency expense or by augmenting lost income due to the cancellation of a specific, scheduled gig or opportunity (i.e. commissions, performances, contracts) due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures. Relief funding
MHA COVID-19/Tornado Relief Grant (Nashville, TN) Emergency financial assistance to music professionals who have been negatively impacted by the Nashville Tornados and/or the COVID-19 public health crisis. Available for people who are unable to pay their basic living expenses (food/housing/health care) over the next two months. Relief funding
Michigan Artist Relief Fund (Michigan) For full-time musicians living in Michigan, prioritizing artists with severe financial impact and immediate need. Relief funding
NC Artist Relief Fund (North Carolina) A fund to support creative individuals who have been financially impacted by gig cancellations due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Scroll down to apply. Relief funding
The NDN Collective’s COVID-19 Response Project Rapid response resources for Indigenous communities bracing from economic impacts, stresses to public services and combating the spread of misinformation. Applications for Indigenous artists and entrepreneurs coming soon.
New Haven Creates Relief Fund (New Haven, CT) Immediate financial assistance to individual creatives and arts institutions most impacted by COVID-19. Applicants can apply on a rolling basis to receive up to $1,000 based on their financial situation, with a priority for low-income individuals and small-budget arts organizations. Applications will be reviewed weekly and payments sent 2 days after review. Relief funding
New Orleans Creative Response (New Orleans, LA) For practicing artists of any discipline who have lived and worked in the greater New Orleans metro area for at least 12 months and have been impacted as result of the pandemic. For funds to cover necessary living expenses (e.g. food, housing, utilities, medical costs, or family care). Relief funding
Newport Festivals Musician Relief Fund (Rhode Island) Financial relief for musicians in the Folk & Jazz communities experiencing lost income as a result of COVID-19. To qualify, musicians must have experienced lost income from a performance or gig cancellation related to COVID-19. Priority placed on musicians who have played the Newport Jazz or Folk Festivals and those in the Rhode Island community.
Philadelphia Performing Artists’ Emergency Fund (Philadelphia, PA) To assist performing artists whose income has been impacted by show cancellations, slowing ticket sales, and/or low turnout during this pandemic. Emergency Funds can be requested by any Cabaret, Drag, Burlesque, Theater, or performance artists facing a financial hardship caused by COVID-19.
Philadelphia Writers Emergency Fund (Philadelphia, PA) A donation-based resource to provide aid to writers, independent booksellers, and those who work at independent presses that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Writers and independent presses
Pitt County Arts Relief Fund (Pitt County, NC) For creative individuals and organizations in Pitt County who have been financially impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19. Relief funding
Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund To help queer writers of color who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Priority given to queer trans women of color and queer disabled writers of color. Relief funding
RACC Emergency Artist Relief Fund (Portland, OR) Support for creative professionals who legally reside in RACC’s service area – Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties, Oregon, who have experienced a financial loss due to COVID-19. Open to artists at career levels and many disciplines. Applicants must submit evidence of artistic practice, household income, and financial loss in the application. Awards up to $500, prioritizing those without access to other COVID-19 relief funds.
Red Dirt Relief Fund COVID-19 Emergency Grant Program (Oklahoma) Applicants must currently reside in Oklahoma and provide evidence they have been working the music industry for at least 5 years. Relief funding
Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis Artist Relief Fund (St. Louis, MO) Grants of $500 or $1,000 for working artists who live in St. Louis City or St. Louis County whose immediate creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Relief funding
Rhode Island Artist Relief Fund (Rhode Island) Grants of up to $1,000 for artists, teaching artists, arts administrators and other freelance arts and culture workers to help with housing, food and safety during the pandemic. Applicants must be a Rhode Island resident for at least one year and remain be a resident upon receipt of funding. Relief funding
Rocket Relief Fund (Kansas City, MO) Beginning May 1, ten eligible artists will be randomly selected each week to receive benefits until the funds are distributed. Applications may continue to be submitted and eligible applicants will be added to the pool until funds are distributed. Eligible artists must be within an 80-mile radius of Kansas City. Relief funding
The Safety Net Fund (Bay Area, CA) A non-profit that supports artists in the Bay Area during the COVID-19 crisis.
Season of Concern Chicago (Chicago, IL) Emergency assistance for members of the Chicago theater community dealing with serious medical issues, including those that may result from COVID-19 infection. Proof of testing positive for the virus is required. Relief funding
Sierra Arts Foundation Artist Relief Fund (Washoe County, NV) This fund is for individual artists and arts nonprofits only who live and operate in Washoe County. Relief funding
Seattle Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund (Puget Region in Washington State) Provides flexible resources to organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of the outbreak. For organizations
Theater Community Benevolent Fund (Boston, MA) For Boston’s theatre community: COVID-19-related applications will be assessed on a weekly basis. Relief funding
Theatre Philadelphia Emergency Relief (Philadelphia, PA) Grants of $300 to individuals who live in the Philadelphia region, work in theatre, and whose theatre income has been impacted by COVID-19. Individuals who live within a 35-mile radius of Philadelphia’s City Hall are eligible to apply. First-come-first-serve. Relief funding
Torrington Collective NWCT Artist Emergency Relief Fund (Northwest Connecticut ) For artists and creatives in the Northwest Connecticut community in need of support—micro-grants of $100. Relief funding
UNTITLED, ART Emergency Fund (Bay Area, CA) Financial assistance for freelance, hourly, and wage working artists vulnerable to the economic standstill. Relief funding
Vermont Rapid Response Artist Relief (Vermont) Grants up to $500 to artists who have lost income due to the loss of a job or cancellation of a specific, scheduled gig or opportunity (e.g., commissions, performances, contracts, workshops, classes, etc.) because of COVID-19. Second round of funding is open to applications until May 13, 2020. Relief funding
We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) Emergency Fund for Diverse Creatives in Children’s Publishing Emergency grants to diverse authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals experiencing dire financial need. Relief funding
Wherewithal Grants (Washington, DC) The Warhol Foundation authorized its re-granting partners to re-allocate their $100,000 grants to create and administer COVID-19 emergency relief funds in their communities. WPA has responded to this by providing two separate opportunities: Recovery Grants and Research Grants.
COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources – An aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.
Behind the Scenes Grant (US or Canada) Applications accepted from anyone who has been hospitalized with Covid-19 and is in financial need and who currently resides in the United States or Canada and has earned their living for at least five years in the entertainment technology industry, including being directly involved with production: behind the scenes in any type of performance venue, or behind the camera, or on the road. It also includes working companies who are directly involved in supplying entertainment technology products and services such as dealers, manufacturers, production companies, consultants, and design firms. Performing artists are not eligible. Relief funding
The Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR) together with the Open Society Foundation (OSF) Arctivist project Fund: Art + Activism Against Repression During the Covid-19 Crisis. The OSF is inviting artists and activists to propose collaborative projects relating to COVID-19. When: rolling deadline. Paired activists and artists are able to apply for up to £3,000 (Most grants will be £1,000-£2,000). Project Grants
Centre for Applied Human Rights in York Protective Fellowship Scheme—the CAHR as reopened their call for nominations and extended the deadline to June 17, 2020.
Human rights defenders are invited to come to York for periods ranging from three to six months. Nominations to the fellowships are accepted from recognised civil society organisations and inter-governmental organisations working in human rights and/or specifically with human rights defenders. For specific information on eligibility criteria, an overview of the Scheme, and nomination forms, please contact [email protected]
Coculture Open Call For Syrian Artists The open call invites Syrian artists to produce a digital artwork (in the form of a poster) based on a dialogue. submission deadline of June 5, 2020. Applicants must be Syrians, Syrian-Palestinians, from a Syrian origin, or the like. Applicants must be residing outside Syria. Through Solidarity, We Survive is an initiative aimed at raising awareness of the social, political, and cultural effects that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on communities, while supporting Syrian artists in exile.
Facebook Small Business Grants Program $100M in cash grants and ad credits from Facebook for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate. Must have between 2 to 50 employees. Small business grants
Modest Needs Grants (US and Canada) Short-term financial assistance to individuals and families working and living just above the poverty level in temporary crisis who are ineligible for most types of conventional social assistance.
National Geographic—COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists An emergency fund for journalists worldwide who wish to cover COVID-19 within their own communities—emphasis on delivering news to underserved populations; from $1,000–8,000 USD Writers, photographers, videographers, audio journalists, cartographers, filmmakers, and data visualization experts welcome to apply. Applications must be in English and applicants must be 18 years or older. Project Grants, make an account to apply
The Photographer Fund A $25,000 fund to help photographers impacted by COVID-19. Assistance of up to $500 per person will be offered at the organization’s discretion to determine who gets the funds. Photographers
Singapore Unbound Relief Fund (SURF) Creative writers, whether they are Singapore citizens living anywhere in the world or Permanent Residents of Singapore, may apply for a USD200/SGD280 grant from SURF with no strings attached. This fund is specifically intended to help those in dire need of immediate help. Relief funding. Scroll down to apply