COVID-19 Resources From the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas
This page will be updated occasionally with outside resources for those whose employment or business has been affected by COVID-19, as well as recordings of webinars hosted by WFA.
Women’s Foundation of Arkansas Resources
Save10 Webinar | Preparing for & Weathering Unemployment
This webinar covers preparing for unemployment, including building an emergency fund, as well as weathering a loss of income whether you have been furloughed, laid off, or are a small business owner experiencing a loss of income.
Entrepreneurial Resource Panel Discussion
We have panelists joining us from Arkansas PTAC – Procurement Technical Assistance Center, U.S. Small Business Administration, Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, Venture Noire, Arkansas Women’s Business Center, SCORE Mentors, & Conductor to discuss the resources they offer for women owned small businesses in our state!
Borrowing Smart: Finding & Building a Relationship with a Trustworthy Lender
Get Ready to Be Ready Webinar with WFA & Woman-Run
Woman-Run and Wright Lindsey Jennings attorneys Meredith Lowry and Sidney Leasure discuss how to get ready to be ready to apply for federal funding options including PPP and EIDL.
Funding Resources for Small Businesses
iFund Women COVID-19 Relief Fund
The IFW COVID-19 Relief Fund provides microgrants to women-owned businesses that are being impacted by this crisis. You must start a crowdfunding campaign on IFW to be considered to receive a grant!
LISC Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund
Provide grants of up to $10,000 to businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of Covid-19—especially entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically underserved communities who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital. Can be used to pay rent & utilities, meet payroll, pay outstanding debt to vendors, other immediate operational costs.
Hello Alice All Emergency Grant
Hello Alice is offering $10,000 grants being distributed immediately to small business owners impacted by coronavirus, as part of our broader mission to ensure Business for All. In addition to funding, grant recipients will receive ongoing support from the Hello Alice community.
The Doonie Fund
Created by Kathryn Finney, Founder & CEO of Digital Undivided, this small fund will give $100 support to 100 Black women who are building businesses to use in whatever way they need to use it.
The Red Backpack Fund
The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation donated $5 million to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19 and teamed up with GlobalGiving to establish the Red Backpack Fund. GlobalGiving will be overseeing the fund, making 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program
The Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program powered by Bank of America provides women entrepreneurs in the United States the opportunity to access affordable loans through Community Lenders. The program is designed for women entrepreneurs with a sustainable business, a satisfactory credit rating, at least two years in business and generating revenue, and a passion for growth.
Your Friends in New York Business Relief Fund
The Your Friends in New York Business Relief Fund was established for women and minority businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 and is awarding grants of different amounts to business owners in need.