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Resources to Fight Racial and Social Injustice
Columbus Freedom Fund
Founded in 2019, the Columbus Freedom Fund is a community bail fund centered on black liberation and freedom. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to support those who have been jailed while protesting.
Black Lives Matter
An international human rights movement, originating in the African-American community, Black Lives Matter campaigns against violence and systemic racism toward black people. Click here for a series of resources that explain the purpose behind the movement.
National Bail Fund Network
Communities all over the country are protesting racial and social injustice, systemic racism, and police brutality. Many communities have their own bail funds. Click here for a directory of bail funds by state.
Register to vote
One of the most important ways each of us can help to end racial and social injustices is to put the right people into our local, state, and federal government by voting. Click here to check voter registration deadlines for your state and register to vote.
Minnesota Freedom Fund
The Minnesota Freedom Fund pays criminal bail and immigration bond for those who cannot afford to as we seek to end discriminatory, coercive, and oppressive jailing. Click here to support the rebuilding of communities in Minneapolis.
Community Support for COVID-19
Social Distancing Shelters
Community Shelter Board of Central Ohio is opening three social distancing shelters to assure the safety of shelter residents and staff. CSB is also opening four shelters for those who are COVID-19 positive or symptomatic for isolation and quarantine. Click here for more information on how you can help save the lives of those most vulnerable in our community.
Homeless families are facing significant hardship during this time of crisis. Many don't know where their next meal is coming from. Project ACT is raising money to help provide Cleveland City School students with weekend meals and hygiene kits. Click here to donate.
Community Resources for Families
CAP4KIDS has compiled an impressive list of resources, ranging from food and meals, to housing, utility, internet, and shelter, to financial and legal support. The site has resources for everyone experiencing hardship in this unprecedented time. Click here for more information.
Family Care Kits
Southside Early Learning is collecting monetary donations to fill Family Care Kits. The Family Care Kits will contain non-prescription pharmacy items, educational items, diapers, and cleaning supplies, along with resources on how to access food, home-based education opportunities, and health information. To donate to the creation of Care Kits, click here.
Community Response Fund
JewishColumbus has launched the Community Response Fund to focus on food security, health and wellness, housing support and operational subsidies. 100% of donations go toward helping community members through the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to pledge your support.
Donations for Columbus Immigrants
The Action Network and Simakovsky Law are collecting non-perishable food items, supplies, and monetary donations for the Columbus immigrant community. Without legal status, many in the community do not have access to government resources. Learn how to support Columbus immigrants here.
Can't Stop Columbus is working to combat the loneliness of our older and more vulnerable populations. Volunteers will bring a musical performance to the curbside in the Columbus area for free. You can request a Curbside Concert for your family member or loved one. To request a curbside concert for a loved one, click here to fill out the form.
Statewide Volunteer Movement
Can't Stop Columbus has created a state-wide network of volunteers to offer resources for businesses and entrepreneurs who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. You can join the movement and offer your skill-based volunteer skills. Click here to volunteer and learn more.
Friendly Calls to Seniors
JewishColumbus volunteers will make phone calls to senior citizens in an effort to combat the social and physical isolation. You can request a call to be made to a loved one here.
Resources for Businesses
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has compiled a list of crisis communications resources for businesses and communications professionals that may be useful to plan ongoing communications. Click here for more information.
Women's Small Business Accelerator (WSBA) has formed an emergency business crisis team of mentors to support women small business owners in Central Ohio. Click here to register for mentoring and assistance.
The Nonprofit Finance Fund has collected tools and resources for nonprofits. The guide shares information about things like the Payroll Protection Program, understanding finances and cashflow and telling your financial story. Click here for more information.
The Ohio Department of Health has created a page of state resources, information, and public health orders for individuals and businesses. Here, you can find current COVID-19 statistics, health guidelines, and financial resources. Click here for more information.
The Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI), a statewide small business loan provider for Ohio businesses, has compiled a page of information and resources for businesses and individuals, ranging from financial to community support. Click here for more information.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services coronavirus resources page captures a variety of links and FAQs for employees and employers, including executive orders, WARN notices, unemployment taxes, and more. For links to applications and other resources, click here.
The Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation has created a listing of employers that are hiring immediately in direct response to the COVID-19 crisis. Employers can also add opportunities to connect with talent immediately. View or add available opportunities here.
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce has developed a resource page for Columbus-area businesses combatting the COVID-19 crisis, including information on wellness, the CARES Act, and Virtual Hiring Events. Click here to view these resources.
One Columbus has created a resource page focused on future planning for Central Ohio businesses. From federal, state, and local financial resources, to industry-specific resources, to helpful webinar links, The Columbus Region page is full of resources to help your business. Click here to learn more.
The Columbus Foundation has created the Community Response Fund to assist nonprofits supporting COVID-19 relief and are experiencing financial challenges from doing so. Nonprofits in Franklin County may apply for support here.