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COVID 19 Funding

Funding Grants

Arts for Illinois is a statewide fund. Apply at

Illinois Humanities COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grants program will provide $2,500 general operating grants to Illinois-based humanities and cultural nonprofits with annual budgets of $300,000 or less located outside the City of Chicago. Requests will be reviewed internally on a rolling basis and the fund will remain active until the $60,000 fund is fully committed. To apply, visit:

Landmarks Illinois

Landmarks Illinois COVID-19 Organization Relief Fund, intended to provide monetary assistance to nonprofit organizations in the state of Illinois that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit our website to see if your organization qualifies for emergency funding and how to apply. Applications are due May 15.

National Endowment for the Arts Resources

National Endowment for the Humanities Resources

Americans for the Arts Resources

Illinois Humanities Relief Grants & Resources

Illinois Arts Council Agency Grants & Resources

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts CARES Act Funding

Arts Alliance Illinois FAQ: Small Business Loans Programs for Individuals and Nonprofits

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights (FFCRA)


Funding Articles

AAM, Financial relief and resources:

National Council of Nonprofits’ “Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean for Nonprofits

Executive Overview: Small Business Assistance Available Under the CARES Act Webinar

We will update this information as it becomes available.