Resources for Nonprofits During COVID-19

Below you will find a curated list of new and updated grants, free webinars, tools, articles, links to helpful websites, and more. This page is updated frequently.

Read about how the Nonprofit Institute has helped nonprofits in the region during the pandemic and listen to Charles County government's podcast which recently featured the Nonprofit Institute, The Arc Southern Maryland, and Pure Play Every Day.


Wednesday, July 6, 10 - 11 a.m. | Wednesday, July 13, 1 - 2 p.m.


The Nonprofit Institute will host two, free, one-hour workshops to review ARPA federal guidance and assist with grant questions. Both workshops are free and open to all nonprofits in Southern Maryland, Nonprofits operating in Calvert County are urged to participate as another round of ARPA funding will open in July. No registration required. For Zoom info, check our monthly newsletter or send an email to

The Nonprofit Institute's community calls provide time for the nonprofit community to share information, collaborate, and network. Calls are held on the third Wednesday of every month; Zoom details are published in our monthly newsletter.



COVID-19 and Racial Equity Survey - The data from this Maryland Nonprofits survey highlights the impact of COVID-19 on the nonprofit sector and the disproportionate impact on smaller nonprofits and nonprofits led by people of color. The Nonprofit Institute was one of several Maryland Nonprofit partners to help collect this data throughout the state.


The Pandemic Divide: An ALICE Analysis of National COVID Surveys - A new report from United for ALICE provides the first look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households. ALICE households earn too much to qualify as “poor” but are still unable to cover basic household expenses in the counties where they live.





New Calvert County opens another round of ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funding for nonprofits. July date TBA. Information will be posted on the Calvert County Department of Community Services website.


New Charles County plans to open another round of ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funding for nonprofits via the Charles County Charitable Trust. The application will open on Sept. 1 and are due Oct. 3.


County-specific fact sheets about American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Thanks to Maryland Nonprofits for creating these fact sheets and for advocating on behalf of nonprofits, urging counties and municipalities throughout the state to use ARPA funds to provide immediate relief to nonprofits. Download a letter template.

Charles County Fact Sheet  |  St. Mary's County Fact Sheet  |  Calvert County Fact Sheet

Sen. Ben Cardin's State and Local Government Guide to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides an overview of funding available to state and local governments. Page 6 details specific funding amounts to county and municipal governments.






Check our Grants and Resources page for traditional grant opportunities.



Nonprofit Institute Affinity Group meetings focusing on volunteer coordination, fundraising/development, and public relations/marketing/communications are held monthly.

Check our Upcoming Training page for Nonprofit Institute classes and workshops, as well as classes offered by the Small Business Development Center. Additional training opportunities are occasionally posted on this page as well.

Virtual Fundraising Toolkit: From Network for Good, a guide to virtual fundraising and more.

Techsoup offers numerous resources for remote work.

Maryland Recovery Plan Performance Report: State and local fiscal recovery funds under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for the reporting period of June 16 through July 31, 2021.

MD Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts: A nonprofit organization offering pro bono legal services for arts organizations.

MBAs Fight COVID-19: MBAs Fight COVID-19 is comprised of MBA students from business schools around the United States who offer pro bono consulting support.

SBDC Training: The Southern Maryland Small Business Development Center offers a range of training options that some nonprofits may find applicable.

SCORE Mentors: Available for free, remote consultations for any nonprofit or small business owner.

Community Law Center: Brief Legal Advice: Community Law Center staff attorneys and volunteer attorneys are available to answer your legal questions regarding your nonprofit organization.

Council of Nonprofits: Policy updates about COVID-19. If your organization is involved in advocacy or follows federal and national legislative action, you may want to sign up for the newsletter.

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