June 23, 2020
SBA’s economic injury disaster loans and advance program reopened
To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and nonprofits, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 last week.

This includes:
  • SBA’s COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance and can be used to pay debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact and that are not already covered by a Paycheck Protection Program loan. The nonprofit interest rate is 2.75%. The first payment is deferred for one year with up to 30 years to repay. 

  • In addition, as part of the EIDL loan application, a nonprofit can receive an advance of up to $10,000. This advance will not have to be repaid, and small businesses may receive an advance even if they are not approved for a loan. 

Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) has released “ Reopening with Purpose: Guidance for Maine Nonprofits Impacted by the Pandemic,” a free guidebook for Maine charitable organizations to help assess when and how to safely reopen offices, resume or expand in-person services and reimagine mission-driven work.

To supplement and complement the contents of the guidebook, MANP has compiled a library of public health guidance, industry-specific checklists and tools, sample policies, and other resources at www.NonprofitMaine.org/Reopening, a page that is updated as guidance evolves and additional resources are developed.

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8 coronavirus return-to-work best practices for employers
By Jeremy York, HR specialist, Synergy 

Each day, more cities and states seek to open up and ease social distancing restrictions brought on by COVID-19. As the curve flattens, businesses are getting the green light to open their doors to employees once again. 

However, no company can flip a switch and return their operations to the way they were at the start of 2020. When considering bringing employees back into the office, it’s essential to consider a number of best practices that will keep your people safe.

Stagger employee shifts

Scientists say that social distancing is the key to slowing the spread of coronavirus, and it will continue to be a factor in employment environments everywhere until a vaccine and cure are available. This has been proven by workplaces in Asia that have opened again. They have created staggered employee schedules to limit the number of people in the office at any one time. 

Consider asking half your workforce to work remotely on certain days while having the other half work on other days. An every-other-day or similar alternating schedule equates to half the usual number of people in your office.

CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions has named Michael Johnson chief financial officer. He previously held leadership positions at CliftonLarsonAllen and EY/Ernst & Young. Johnson also served at the Indiana University School of Medicine and United Way of Central Indiana. – Inside Indiana Business
Indiana Children’s Wish Fund has appointed Hillary McCarley director of development. She previously worked for Methodist Health Foundation, Children’s TherAplay and the Jewish Community Center. – Inside Indiana Business
The South Shore Neighborhood Development Corp., managed by Legacy Foundation, named Donna Catalano as community development director. She previously worked at South Shore Arts where she served as the Indiana Arts Commission’s regional representative for Region I (Lake, Porter & LaPorte Counties) and as the chair of the statewide regional partnership. – Inside Indiana Business
Marie Pittman has been named program coordinator for Lake County Eats Local. Pittman has worked in the nonprofit community as a project manager, an event coordinator and a public relations specialist. She is also a project manager for the Love Your Block grant program in collaboration with the Gary Mayor’s Office. -- Inside Indiana Business
Fishers-based OneZone has promoted Jack Russell to president. He has served as interim president since March and has been with the organization since 2018. -- Inside Indiana Business
Child Advocates named Phyllis Armstrong its vice president of program operations. Prior to her promotion, Armstrong served the agency as a staff attorney, director of the custody program and most recently as the director of mediation.
With special support from its sponsors in the Indiana STEM community, Women & Hi Tech is awarding over $40,000 in scholarships and grants to women and girls pursuing STEM fields in Indiana. Application due by July 1 at 5 p.m.

Starting in July, Indy Reads adds high school equivalency (HSE) diploma classes to its adult literacy, English language, and workforce training programs free-of-charge services. Student orientations are July 21, July 22 or July 23, with classes beginning July 27. See press release for more details.

Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis named five Central Indiana nonprofit organizations that will compete for a $100,000 high-impact grant in July. The winner will be named during a virtual event during which members cast electronic votes. With $206,000 in member contributions, one nonprofit will be awarded Change-Maker $100,000 high-impact grant with the other four finalists receiving grants of $26,500 each. Finalists are: Arts, culture and preservation: Claude McNeal Productions; Education: Nine13 Sports; Environment and animal welfare: Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside (FIDO); Family: Family Promise of Hendricks County; and Health and wellness: Paws & Think

The Ball Brothers Foundation approved $1.7 million in grants for its first round in 2020. The funding provides support local efforts in arts, culture, and humanities, as well as education, environment, and human services. See recipients.

Subaru of Indiana Foundation awarded Westminster Neighborhood Services, Hancock County Children’s Choir and 11 other Indiana nonprofits from eight counties over $107,000 for capital projects for arts and culture, health and welfare or education-related organizations. See recipients.

United Way of Central Indiana announced the first grant cycle of its 2020-2021 fiscal year from the Basic Needs Fund. Fifty-eight organizations will receive a total of $8.3 million in unrestricted grants to support basic needs programs for thousands of individuals in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion and Morgan counties. For a full list of grantees.

A health tech startup in Jeffersonville, Moxie Girl, has received a $20,000 investment from Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures. The online platform is designed to improve the mental health and confidence of preteen and teenage girls through personal goal setting and achievement. Read more.

COVID-19 awards

The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announces the distribution of $585,000 in relief funds to
community-based arts providers. Read more.

WRTV connected with the Indianapolis Urban League on how they’re supporting African Americans and other minorities achieve social and economic equality by providing food, rent, and utility assistance for those impacted by COVID-19. Watch the full story. 
Nonprofit building a culture of kindness. Values-in-Action’s “Just Be Kind” campaign has impacted almost a million grade school students across the country, but co-founder and CEO Stuart Muszynski says it’s time to take things a step further.
Moving beyond diversity toward racial equity. Instead of trying to change people to fit the organization, we must focus on transforming our organizations to fit all people.
CICF: Tools for accountability. Recommended books, documentaries, podcasts and learning journeys that have influenced the foundation’s staff and our knowledge about race and racism in America.

Johnson Grossnickle & Associates:  Giving USA Foundation has released annual estimates of charitable giving for 2019, showing that giving reached more than $449 billion amid a strong economy. Read more for 2020 trends.

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Executive Director - Pillar (Formerly Apple Patch) 

Chief Executive Officer - Indiana Afterschool Network (IAN)

Executive Director - Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc.


Development Specialist - Martin University

Individual Giving and Annual Fund Manager - Indianapolis Art Center
Major Gifts Manager - Tocqueville Society - United Way of C entral Indiana

Director of Development - Andrean High School


Administrative Assistant - Child Advocates

Executive Assistant - United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI)

Operations Manager - Renew Indianapolis, Inc.

Marketing /Communications/Events

Graphic Designer - CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions

Internal Communications Manager - CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions


Bookkeeper (Part-time) - Orchard Park Presbyterian Church

Accounting Manager - Children’s TherAplay Foundation

Human Resources

VP of Human Resources - One Mission Society


Senior Research Analyst - United Way of Central Indiana


Program Director - Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Chief Programs Officer - Community Alliance of the Far Eastside, Inc. (CAFE)

Programs Director - Martin Luther King Community Center

VISTA Coordinator (part-time) - Indy Hunger Network

SNAP Outreach Specialist (Part-time) - Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

Director, Health and Wellness - Indianapolis Urban League


AmeriCorps Member - Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis, Inc.