Assistance for Small Business Owners Affected by COVID-19

As an organization, Opportunity Fund stands with everyone calling for an end to racism and injustice and to affirm: Black Lives Matter. Please see our full statement HERE for Anti-racism Resources to learn about how you can take action.

Opportunity Fund is committed to supporting small businesses who are financially struggling amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. If you are a small business owner whose business has been impacted, please contact us directly so that we may better serve you.

Please keep in mind that our ability to provide financial assistance is based on eligibility guidelines and funding availability. Day by day, we are working with partners, investors, and the government to secure additional funds so that we can support more business owners during this time.

If you are an existing customer who has been impacted by Covid-19 and concerned about missing a loan payment, contact us at 877-629-2709 or paymentsupport@opportunityfund.org.

If you are seeking new financing through a non-PPP loan, contact us at 888-720-3215 (888-648-7859 en español) or click here to begin your request.

If you are a donor or are interested in supporting Opportunity Fund’s efforts during this time, please click here to learn more information about the Small Business Relief Fund

Opportunity Fund understands that this is a very difficult time for you, your family, and your business. We are committed to providing you with the best customer service through this crisis and beyond. 

Informative Webinars

We are pleased to offer a COVID Response Webinar Series to keep entrepreneurs informed of their options, helpful resources, and best practices during this crisis. Please see links below to register for upcoming webinars and watch recordings of past webinars (click links for detailed description).

Past Webinar Recordings

Capital/Loans

Our friends at Gusto are updating this list daily with the latest information on grants, loans and other resources at a national and local level: COVID-19 Resource List for Employees and Employers.

LA Regional Covid Fund

  • Grant program launches July 6 – more info HERE.

SBA

Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)

  • California is providing one-time state-funded disaster relief assistance to undocumented adults who are ineligible for other forms of assistance, including assistance under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and pandemic unemployment benefits, because of their immigration status. Go here for more information.
  • Twelve immigrant-serving nonprofit organizations will help individuals apply for and receive this disaster relief assistance in their region. An undocumented adult who qualifies can receive $500 in direct assistance, with a maximum of $1000 in assistance per household. Read frequently asked questions.

Economic Impact Payments (EIP)

Free Credit Reports

  • National Credit Reporting Agencies – Equifax, Experian, and Transunion are offering free credit reports. Get your report here. Credit Reports from National Credit Reporting Agencies: Equifax, Experian, and Transunion.

National/Local

Scams/Fraud

Legal

Taxes

 

Employees/Payroll

Mental Health Resources

  • Crisis Text Line – Provides free, 24/7 support via text message.
    • There’s no way around it: the world is really scary right now. Now that Coronavirus is sweeping the globe as a pandemic, we’re all afraid for the health of ourselves and our loved ones. It’s scary. And isolating. And lonely. Yet, we have the tools at our fingertips to help each other. Even in isolation, we’re still connected.
    • Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor
  • Headspace – Free meditations you can listen to anytime
    • These are part of a larger collection in the Headspace app — free for everyone — called Weathering the storm. It includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises to help you out, however you’re feeling. It’s their small way of helping you find some space and kindness for yourself and those around you.
    • Offering free Headspace Plus for the unemployed – more info HERE.

Links to Other Resources and Programs

Spanish Language Covid-19 Resources

Articles on COVID-19’s Impact on Small Business