“Just don’t give up what you’re trying to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”
— Ella Fitzgerald
We hope that these resources will allow you to maintain and thrive in your small business. If you have any resources you would like to share please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Updates (5/30/20)
City of Denver
From 2020 through 2023, we will distribute $5,000 grants to applicants each fall, followed by mentorship and training, and select few will receive $25,000 enhancement grants the following summer. We hope these grants can provide some assistance to the Black business community to emerge from this crisis stronger than ever. We know the need for assistance is great, and we wish we could help everyone who needs it. Deadline to apply is September 22, 2021.
Aggregated List of Resources
Small Business Emergency Relief Program
In response to COVID-19, Denver Economic Development & Opportunity is working on connecting our Denver business community to the most appropriate resources in our region. The first step is to let us know how your business is being impacted by filling out this questionnaire. Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) staff will evaluate your information and help you identify the most appropriate support for you and your business.
Denver Microloan Program
Provides loans from $5,000-$50,000. Provides lending capital and support services to small businesses to support their stabilization efforts.
State of Colorado
Colorado Office of Economic Development Business Resource Center
State and federal resources for small businesses.
U.S. Small Business Association Low-Interest Disaster Loans
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation
Resources for restaurants and workers coping with the COVID-19 emergency, including relief funds, financial assistance, unemployment information, and more.
To Go Denver
List of takeout, delivery, and curbside options in Denver.
The Five Points Jazz Festival committee is allocating $15,000 (up to $5,000 per applicant) to fund programs and initiatives that celebrate jazz and ensure the legacy of jazz lives on in the Five Points neighborhood. Deadline to apply is September 30, 2021
Denver Arts and Venues Artist Assistance Fund
Denver Arts & Venues has created the IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund to support individual artists who are experiencing immediate, unforeseen emergency needs due to COVID-19. Through the IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund, Denver Arts & Venues has allocated $130,000 towards grants of up to $1,000 to individual artists who live in Denver whose incomes are being adversely affected due to cancellation of events, classes, performances, and other creative work.
Creative Capital Artist Resources (updated regularly)
List of resources, including grants, emergency funds, and other assistance for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals.
Colorado Creative Industries List of Resources
List of national and state resources. They are also working with federal, state, and local partners to secure potential recovery funding and technical assistance opportunities
RedLine Gallery Resources for Artists
Includes a survey to best understand current artist needs.
Artwork Archive List of Financial Relief Resources
Emergency resources, as well as crowdfunding efforts.
Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) Resource List (updated regularly)
Resources plus webinars and virtual events.