COVID-19 Resources

**This is a list of resources as of 4.13.2020. The list will be adjusted as new resources are acknowledged and others expire.**

Business Related:

  • SheaMoisture launched a $1 Million Fund to support entrepreneurs of color.  Applications open today (4/8) and have a quick turnaround.
  • Spanx Red Backpack fund is a $5 Million fund targeting women entrepreneurs.  Applications opened 4/6.    
  • Facebook is offering $100 Million in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 small businesses.  More information can be found here
  • Verizon has donated $2.5 million to the national nonprofit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).  LISC is targeting grants up to $10,000 to entrepreneurs of color and women-owned businesses.  To register for the mid-April round of funding, click here
  • Hello Alice is offering $10,000 grants to help small business owners.  For more information about those grants and other small business resources, click here
  • Microsoft is providing six months of Office 365 tools for free to enable remote collaboration, file sharing and video conferencing.  For more information, click here
  • Tory Burch Foundation has a useful list of resources (for both funding and advice) for small businesses that can be found here
  • Sam Adams and The Greg Hill Foundation have expanded their Restaurant Strong Fund that offers $1,000 grants to displaced restaurant and bar employees https://thegreghillfoundation.submittable.com/submit/163383/restaurant-strong-grant-application (Ohio is one of the eligible states.)

Personal:

  • Scribd  is giving a FREE 30-day subscription of unlimited audiobooks. It's kinda like Kindle Unlimited on Amazon for books but this is for audio. The inventory isn't as huge but the price is just right - especially since audiobooks are usually $14.99 each
  • Peloton This link is for a 90-day free trial of the app. It's actually pretty good - it's filled with tons of live and on demand workouts. There are absolutely no discounts of any kind on their equipment - neither the bike nor the treadmill
  • Echelon is giving away a free iPad Air with any equipment purchase of the mirror or rower product they offer. They're like the more expensive Mirror Gym but more affordable
  • Core Power Yoga also created a page of free workouts
  • Barre has a 15-day free trial - us the code BARRE3HOMEBODY.
  • Headspace did the same thing and is offering some medications for free 
  • Brit & Co has made ALL of their classes free through this Thursday 4/9
  • Quibi: Quibi is a new streaming service that offers fresh content from today’s top talent — one quick bite at a time. Sign up by the end of April and you’ll receive a free 90-day trial. T-Mobile customers with unlimited family plans can get Quibi free for a year.
  • Showtime is offering a FREE 30 day trial
  • Hallmark Movies Now is FREE for the first 30 days to new customers
  • Sirius XM online streaming is free through May 15
  • The Metropolitan Opera is offering free performance streams
  • Support.com is offering free tech services. Can't figure out how to make Zoom work - they'll help you!
  • Google Hangouts is free thru July 1 for up to 250 attendees if you already have G Suite
  • Adobe Connect allows up to 25 participants and is free for 90 days
  • Meero is offering free large files transfers of up to 10 GB
  • Zencastr Now thru July 1, they removed the limits on their basic Hobbyist podcasting plan
  • Spectrum is giving households with Pre-K to 12 or college students two free months of internet service. To be eligible, you must be a new customer. They're also waiving installation and pre-payment fees.
  • Ivy League Courses and Class Central are offering 400+ free courses
  • LinkedIn has made 16 classes free
  • San Diego Zoo is offering virtual tours
  • General Assembly is making Coding + CSS classes free
  • Imagineering in a Box is a free program that shows you how Disney creates theme parks
  • Travel & Leisure compiled a list of museums you can tour virtually from your couch
  • Glo is offering free online yoga, meditation and pilates workouts to help deal with anxiety. 
  • Yoga with Adriene offers amazing free yoga classes on YouTube, and is welcoming to all abilities and body types.