This page contains links to resources on business resilience and disaster recovery. As the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, the U.S. Chamber Foundation stands ready to help communities navigate the significant challenges they are facing in a time of great uncertainty. Like any major natural disaster, the coronavirus will have a significant impact on workers, businesses, and the economy.
The leadership of the business community has never been more important than in times of crisis. Businesses are on the frontlines of containing the pandemic and have an essential role to play in maintaining the confidence needed to help contain the coronavirus while ensuring continuity of operations and a degree of normalcy to American lives.
For how the U.S. Chamber is responding to this pandemic and to learn more about the economic impact of this crisis, please visit :
The business community is mobilizing its expertise and resources to assist with the relief and containment efforts. Our coronavirus (COVID-19) Corporate Aid Tracker lists those businesses that have publicly announced or submitted to us their commitment to supporting their workforce and the greater community impacted through this pandemic.
Don't see your company listed? Use the button below to submit information for your company.
If you have questions regarding the tracker, we're here for you. Email us directly.
Supporting Your Employees
The U.S. Chamber Foundation partnered with America’s Charities to offer an Employee Assistance Fund (EAF) program to provide management services for employers looking to support their employees during times of hardship.
An EAF program, also known as an Employee Relief Fund or an Employee Crisis Fund, is a program to help employees cope with unexpected events that place undue financial stress on them and their families, such as the coronavirus, helping them recover more quickly. This demonstrates a company's care for employees and commitment to their well-being, and provides co-workers an opportunity to help their colleagues.
Learn more about how your business can get involved.
Small Business Resources
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is compiling a list of programs providing financial assistance to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. For nonprofit assistance, see Candid’s list of funds for coronavirus relief.
Please note: This list is not comprehensive and is intended as an informational resource only. If you oversee a fund granting money to small businesses not on this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your program added.
Small Business Support by State
Alabama -- Delaware
- Community Investment Corporation Disaster Relief Microloan
- Growth Partners Arizona Small Business Loans
- City and County of San Francisco Give 2SF COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund
- City of Sacramento Small Business Emergency Economic Relief Loan Program
- City of San Diego Small Business Economic Relief Fund
- Jewish Free Loan Association
- Los Angeles City Small Business Emergency Microloan Program
- San Francisco COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund
- Stanislaus County Bridge Funding Program for Small Businesses
Florida -- Louisiana
- Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund
- Illinois Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program
- Illinois Hospitality Emergency Grant Program
- Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund
Maine -- Oregon
- Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund
- Montgomery County Public Health Emergency Grant (PHEG) program
Pennsylvania -- Wisconsin
- Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development: A Plan for a Health and Economic Recovery and Small Business Bridge Loan
- Bay Consortium Region Rapid Response COVID-19 Business Support Initiative
- Northern Virginia Rapid Response COVID-19 Business Support Initiative
- Shenandoah Valley Small Business COVID-19 Support Initiative
- Amazon Seattle Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund
- Seattle Small Business Stabilization Fund
- City of Lacey Small Business Grant
- Facebook Small Business Grants Program
- James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund
- Kiva US Small Business Loans
- Opportunity Fund COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund
- Restaurant Workers Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund
- The Main Street Initiative by Mainvest
- Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance
- Verizon and LISC Small Business Recovery Fund
- WaFd Bank Small Business Lifeline
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is marshaling its full resources to help companies continue to operate and keep paychecks flowing to American workers and families, while mobilizing the business community to combat the pandemic. For a full list of resources, webinars, research and advocacy for small businesses, visit uschamber.com/save-small-business.
Business Resource Center for Small Business Owners
This resource center develoepd by Hello Alice is updated daily, with real-world funding, resources, and support for small business owners adapting to the impacts of coronavirus.
More Small Business Resources
- CO— is working to bring you the best resources and information to help you navigate this challenging time. Visit the website.
- Developed in partnership with The UPS Foundation, the Resilience in a Box toolkit offers preparedness resources for small businesses.
- MicroMentor developed a social networking platform that enables the world's largest community of purpose-driven entrepreneurs and business mentors to create powerful connections, solve problems, and build successful businesses together.
All employers should be ready to implement strategies to protect their workforce from the coronavirus while ensuring continuity of operations. These resources are designed to help employers and employees prepare for and address the impacts of the coronavirus.
Coronavirus Customizable Workplace Flyer
Customize, print, and post this workplace flyer to communicate to your employees and customers the steps your company is taking to keep them safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Workplace Tips for Employees
Workplace health and safety information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Stay informed about public health recommendations related to the coronavirus and other health threats by visiting the CDC website at www.cdc.gov.
Guidance For Employers To Plan and Respond To Coronavirus
The following guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including the coronavirus, in non-healthcare settings. The guidance also provides planning considerations for community outbreaks of the coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Customizable Workplace Flyer (Please open this file in the latest version of Chrome or Edge browser, or Adobe software, to customize)
Businesses play a vital role in maintaining the calm and confidence needed to help contain the coronavirus outbreak. Show your community how you are working to protect them with this customizable flyer.
People recognize the impact this pandemic has on the education system, and organizations are gathering resources to support teachers, learners, and parents.
School Closures & Policy Changes
- The Hunt Institute's real-time tracker for childcare, K-12, and postsecondary education
- EdWeek K-12 school closures tracker
- Entangled Solutions postsecondary school closures tracker + students affected
- EdScoop postsecondary school closures tracker
- Child Care Aware's state-based childcare and early education tracker
- ExcelinEd's state-based K-12 tracker on school closures, USDA waiver, statewide assessment, school accountability
- Alliance for Early Success tracker on early education-related policy actions by state
- Yale School of Medicine tracker of childcare demand for households with at least one working parent in the medical profession
Resources for Childcare, K-12, & Students
- Discovery Education is offering a suite of free resources (Daily DE) for parents and caregivers to compliment digital learning, resources that adapt to and complement teaching practices, as well as 40+ Virtual Field Trips for students.
- Policy Innovators in Education (PIE) has pulled together a collection of resources for education leaders that they are updating daily. More about PIE.
- Greater Kansas City Chamber has created a COVID-19 resource page specific to parents, children, and caregivers including regular recorded webinars in partnership with Sesame Street. More about KC Chamber.
- Zoom, an online meetings and webinar platform, is offering free access to their platform for educators to stay in touch with their students and conduct online learning. More about Zoom.
- Newsela is offering free access to their platforms to teachers and full school districts, which takes complex subjects and breaks them down to make them digestible. More about Newsela.
- Child Care Aware is providing resources for childcare providers, parents, and policymakers. More from Child Care Aware.
- Learning Heroes is providing content, tools, and other resources for parents and families, educators, and organizations. More from Learning Heroes.
- K12 is offering a list of K-12 learning programs, distance learning tools, and career path resources. More from K12.
- Forbes outlines free online tools and resources for educators. See the list.
- The Hope Center has a guide to support college students through the pandemic. See the guide.
- CareerSafeonline is offering free learning modules for interviewing skills to schools who have current licenses with the organization. Learn more.
- Edquity has a free app for android and iphone which allows displaced college students to search for local emergency resources (like food pantries, shelter, childcare, transportation, etc.). Learn at Edquity.co.
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National NGOs Providing Immediate Relief in Communities Globally:
- American Red Cross is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 and supporting public health agencies to help communities prepare. More on American Red Cross.
- Americares shares its emergency response update as it relates to product support for health workers, training and technical assistance, and maintaining continuity of operations. Read the latest update.
- Feeding America, the largest hunger-relief organization in the U.S., is responding to the coronavirus outbreak in local communities and working to support people facing hunger. More on Feeding America.
- Good360 is mobilizing its resources to respond to the needs of communities, as well as sharing CDC prevention tactics and additional resources. More about Good360.
- Healthcare Ready is collaborating with public health and private sectors to address areas such as supply chain operations, concerns with the U.S. health system, global response efforts, and humanitarian assistance. More about Healthcare Ready.
- International Medical Corps is sharing a regular situation report on the latest COVID-19 updates and how its responding. Read the latest report.
- International Rescue Committee is scaling up its response to the pandemic, providing lifesaving programs to vulnerable communities in over 40 countries worldwide, including the United States. More about International Rescue Committee.
- Mercy Corps is helping vulnerable communities on the front lines of crisis. More about Mercy Corps.
- NetHope has identified needs and best practices from organizations around the globe about this rapidly changing event. Here's what they learned.
- Project Hope, a global health and humanitarian relief organization, tracks the global response and shares the latest situation overview in its COVID-19 Situation Report. Read the latest report.
- The Salvation Army is serving the low income, vulnerable populations through feeding, food box distribution, home delivery, school lunch meal support, cleaning supplies, and more. Read the latest report.
- Save the Children is working with health teams on the ground to roll out COVID-19 prevention messages, and provide parents, caregivers, and teachers with tools that support children and families during this time. More about Save the Children.
- UNICEF shares how it's working with partners to help protect children and halt the pandemic. More about UNICEF's response.
- United Nations World Food Programme is committed to saving lives and minimizing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world's most vulnerable populations. More about World Food Programme.
- United Way Worldwide is working to support communities affected by COVID-19, including a Community Response and Recovery Fund that will help the most vulnerable populations receive critical financial and social service support during this global crisis. More about United Way.
Mental Health Resources
Cultivating Wellness: Mental Health Training in the Workplace
The U.S. Chamber Foundation released a new case study report, Cultivating Wellness: Mental Health Training in the Workplace, which addresses how and why leaders in the business community are creating innovative programs and training to address mental health and well-being in the workplace. While it adopts a general approach to building a mentally healthy business, the practical information and strategies provided in the report can be applied to any situation, including COVID-19.
Companies featured in the report include Deloitte, Delta, Johnson & Johnson, Lendlease, and Prudential.
Deloitte has developed resources that help promote physical and emotional well-being for employees.
- WorkWell podcast series is a collection of conversations with thought leaders on ways to create a culture of well-being at work. A special COVID-19 Edition series highlights how you can help yourself build resilience by managing stress and anxiety, showing empathy for yourself and others, maintaining human connection, and creating healthy habits. To access the podcast series, search “WorkWell” on your favorite podcatcher.
- Insights on why organizations should prioritize having a well-rested workforce and five tips to reduce the stigma of mental health at work.
- A series of how-to guides and inforgraphics that provide tips and guidance for empowering well-being:
The National Council for Behavorial Health has compiled a list of resources to help you care for your own and your loved ones’ mental health. See below or click here for more information.
Every Monday and Thursday: Path Forward, a new program from the U.S. Chamber Foundation, is designed to help business and community leaders find the answers they need to develop a responsible reopening strategy. Path Forward events take place at 3 p.m. EST every Thursday.
Mental Health TeleTalk Series
The U.S. Chamber Foundation launched a new “pop-up” virtual event series focused on all facets of mental health, well-being, and community building. These virtual events are “pop-up” in nature to adapt to the business community’s changing needs, interest areas, and complex work schedules. The TeleTalks feature expert facilitated or group-based discussions to help individuals, employees, and businesses get the tools they need to find mental health and stability in an otherwise uncertain time.
- Parenting During the Pandemic: Supporting Teens, Tweens and Ourselves Through Challenging Times
- How Brands Are Responding to COVID-19: Flattening Our Mental Health Curve
- Digital Mental Health and Virtual Community Building
- Resourceful, Resilient, and Remote: Mental Health First Aid in the New Work Environment
- Cultivating Wellness in the Workplace: Approaches to Mental Health Training and Education
Closing the Digital Divide: Solving Inequities in Remote Learning
Wednesday, May 6: To provide more information on broadband connectivity and the homework gap, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Education and Workforce hosted a briefing webinar on Wednesday, May 6 at 2pm ET. We covered the background on Wi-Fi connectivity, current policy debates, and an initiative to get Every Student Connected.
Digital Empowers Virtual Event Series
Through its Digital Empowers program, the U.S. Chamber Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services will host a three-part virtual event series on COVID-19 response. This series is designed to bring the tech community together to address the challenges and opportunities, and create a platform for collective action.
April 21 I COVID-19: The Power of Data and Predictive Analytics in Pandemics
Tuesday, April 21: The U.S. Chamber Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services hosted the first event in our three-part series, "COVID-19: The Power of Data and Predictive Analytics in Pandemics." During this webinar, hear from organizations at the helm of this effort to learn more about their COVID-19 models, how they serve different purposes, and where gaps in data still remain to monitor, understand and mitigate this pandemic.
April 23 I TeleTalk: Digital Mental Health and Virtual Community Building
Thursday, April 23: The U.S. Chamber Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services concluded the three-part COVID-19 virtual event series with a "teletalk" on Digital Mental Health and Virtual Community Building. This program took a deeper dive on the topic of digital mental health, employee and personal well-being, and virtual connection and community building.
Virtual Convening: Supporting Schools Amidst the Coronavirus Shutdown
Thursday, April 9: Discovery Education hosted a conversation about the profound impacts of this unnatural disaster upon one of America’s most important institutions – education. This idea-generating conversation focused on:
- How K-12 schools are meeting the challenge of these unprecedented circumstances
- The move from traditional in-person teaching to virtual learning
- The unique opportunities for corporate America to step up and support schools during this rapidly evolving crisis
- Examples of corporate responses to build long-term, substantive solutions to support education beyond this health crisis
Featured speakers included:
- Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
- Dan Ayoub, General Manager Education, Microsoft
- Pete Weir, Chief Product Officer, Discovery Education
- Marc DeCourcey, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (moderator)
Federal Resources for Early Childhood Education
Monday, April 6: To provide more information for childcare businesses struggling to stay afloat, the Chamber Foundation hosted a webinar on Monday, April 6 to discuss COVID-19's impact on the childcare industry, the federal legislative response, resources available to small businesses, recommendations on how childcare providers can leverage loan programs, and more.
Nonprofit Organizations and the CARES Act
Monday, March 30: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation President Carolyn Cawley joins U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Neil Bradley to host an online briefing on how nonprofit organizations can benefit from the CARES Act.