CARES Act Resources for Nonprofits

Tools to learn more about applying for Small Business Loans

With the activation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, nonprofits and business partners may have questions about how to apply for funding. Below is a list of resources that Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has assembled to help with the application process.

Small Business Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
A high level explanation of the PPP.

Coronavirus Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide and Checklist
Explains who is eligible and how to calculate your amount to borrow.

Paycheck Protection Program Information Sheet: Borrowers
This document includes specific guidance for those who are going to or planning on applying for the loan.

Expected Application Documents Needed to Apply for Loan Under the CARES Act
Determine which documents need to be assembled to complete a PPP loan application.

Paycheck Protection Program Application Form
Application to apply for the PPP loan.

Bank Partner Contacts for Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans
List of banks with experience in submitting SBA loans.

Coronavirus Small Business Guide
U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s best resources and information.


Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund
Thanks to a $2.5 million investment from Verizon, they are offering grants to help small businesses fill urgent financial gaps until they can resume normal operations or until other more permanent financing becomes available.