Our neighborhoods are full of helpers. Community members, unofficial mayors of the block, people like you who have always stepped up to do what’s right and to lend a hand. We've compiled a running list of resources from our neighbors and from around the web, so that you and your neighbors can start thinking about ways that you can lend a hand and care for the people around you when times are tough. Use them to start your own project, or to plug into efforts already underway. 

These resources are suggestions from neighbors across the country, and should not be interpreted as medical advice or public health guidance. Always follow guidance from the CDC and your local health authority before taking any action. Protecting your health and the health of your community is the most important act of care you can offer, even if it means sometimes offering support from afar. 

Have a suggestion to add to this list? Share it with us by emailing hello@ioby.org

Nationwide

CDC Covid-19 information [Info]
WHO Covid-19 information [Info]
Resources for the immigrant community/Recursos para la comunidad inmigrante ​​​​​​[Info]
Inviting neighbors to support one another [Mutual Aid]
Collect funds for mutual aid [Mutual Aid/ioby]
Virtual events across the country [Staying connected]
Interrupting racism [Staying connected]
Social Solidarity, not just Social Distancing [Staying connected]
Working during COVID-19 [Staying connected]
Being a good neighbor in times of crisis [Stay connected]
How to be good at video meetings [Stay connected]
ioby’s Healthy Communities Guide [Crowdfunding] 
Webinar: Crowdfunding for communities [Crowdfunding] 
Webinar: Crowdfunding for Nonprofit Organizations [Crowdfunding] 
Crowdfunding for mutual aid projects [Crowdfunding]

For nonprofits

Crowdfunding in unusual times: Adjusting your fundraising plans [How-to]
Tips for moving in-person events to online webinars  [How-to]
Tips for cancelling events  [How-to]
Resources for nonprofits, by state [Info] 

New York City

NYC Department of Health Info page [Info]
New York State Department of Health Info page [Info]
Mutual Aid in New York City [Mutual Aid]
Request Assistance or Offer Assistance
New York Caring Majority COVID-19 Mutual Aid Volunteer [Mutual Aid]
A neighbor-organized round up of mutual aid resources and information in New York City [Mutual Aid]
New York Community Trust COVID-19 Fund for nonprofits [Funding]
Brooklyn Community Foundation, running list of funding opportunities for orgs [Funding]
Robin Hood Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund for orgs [Funding]

Cleveland

Cuyahoga County Board of Health [Info]
Cleveland Metropolitan School District Meal Pick up [Info]
Neighbor Up CLE Virtual Market Place [Info]
Support for artists in Cleveland [Info]
Cleveland Recovers: Give or Get support [Mutual Aid]
For frontline nonprofits: Greater Cleveland Rapid Response Fund [Funding]

Pittsburgh

City of Pittsburgh COVID19 Resources  [Info]
Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group COVID19 Resources [Info]
Here’s how you can help others in Pittsburgh during the coronavirus crisis [Mutual Aid]
Allegheny County Health Department COVID19 Resources & Hotline  [Info]
A list of mutual aid funds and volunteer groups to help Pittsburghers in need [Mutual Aid]
Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank: COVID pick up sites [Mutual Aid]
Pittsburgh Philanthropy Creates $10 million for Emergency Action Fund [Funding]
Digital Mental Health and Wellness video series, from ioby neighbor Steel Smiling [Virtual Events]

Detroit

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services [Info]
City of Detroit Health Department [Info]
Michigan COVID-19 Community Response [Mutual Aid]
Metro Detroit COVID-19 Support FB group
Resources for Mutual Aid in Detroit [Mutual Aid] 
Request Mutual Aid in Southwest Detroit [Mutual Aid]
Detroit Area Parents Mutual Aid [Mutual Aid]
Detroit National Action Network - Food and Medication Delivery [Mutual Aid]
Michigan Muslim Community Grocery Service [Mutual Aid]

TechTown Detroit -- Emergency Fund for Business Impacted by COVID-19 [Funding]
MEDC Small Business Relief Fund [Funding]

Memphis

Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Hub [Info]
Shelby County Division of Community Services [Info]
Shelby County Schools Meal Distribution List [Mutual Aid]
Memphis Virtual Tip Jar  [Mutual Aid]
Virtual Events in Memphis  [Virtual Events]
Mid South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund [Funding]

 

This is a running list that we are continuing to update as we learn more, and should not be taken as health advice. Have a suggestion to add to this list? Share it with us by emailing hello@ioby.org. Remember to always follow guidance from the CDC and your local health authority before taking any action.  

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