Communities Rise is providing a range of legal and capacity building resources and support to Washington based organizations and small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. Please see below for more information about what you can find on our website or how you access additional support.
COVID-19 Legal Clinic for Nonprofits and Small Businesses
After serving over 200 clients since April 2020, Communities Rise will be closing the Covid-19 clinic effective Friday, September 23, 2022. With the support of our partners, we believe the Covid-19 clinic has served its purpose of providing legal support to community organizations and small businesses impacted by Covid-19 related legal issues. After hosting the clinic for over 2 years, we are proud of the clients we have served and believe it is time to refocus our limited resources on emerging needs in our community.
Capacity Building Support
With a lot in flux right now, we are here to provide additional support to you and your organization or small business. Please use the Support Inquiry form to describe for your nonprofit capacity-building needs (like grant writing or fundraising).
This page provides resources and education on nonprofit and small business employers’ responsibilities to their employees and best practices on providing services and information to the community with respect to the coronavirus.
This video and supplementary materials can help your small business or nonprofit navigate the process of re-negotiating or potentially ending a lease due to reduced revenue/operating income from the COVID crisis.
This page has resources on applying for the PPP Loan program, including access to a webinar on the 2021 Changes to the PPP Loan program. Applications are currently closed.
This is an informational video to assist small businesses in applying for the COVID-19 Emergency Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Application. This video will walk you through each step of the process.
This is an informational video to assist nonprofits in applying for the COVID-19 Emergency Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Application. This video will walk you through each step of the process.
This page gives an overview of the SBA’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program and provides resources for more information.