Attention Small Businesses: A Database of Funding Resources Exists and It May Have a Funding Opportunity For You!

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The Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business is doing their part when it comes to finding a way to provide valuable resources to small businesses during these challenging times.  CASE, in partnership with a small team made up of volunteers, consultants, and global institutions, has developed the website covidcap.com – a searchable database of available funding options for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and non-profits.  Despite this being a nonmonetary resource, this crowdsourced site may prove to be invaluable in its ability to help small businesses identify funding options they may not have otherwise been aware of.

The site is host to a listing of grants, loans, and other funding sources, with resources added daily.  Identifying opportunities from (6) continents and (62) countries, this database offers information on over (550) resources totaling almost $1 trillion in relief funding.  The site allows its users to filter out resources based on their own organization type, number of full time employees, location of business headquarters, and amount of cash needed over the next (3) months.  Additional filters available also allow users to view database records based on criteria such as funding source, host organization, and resource availability location.  As of right now, the database offers over (60) listings for resources specific to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and non-profits in California.

After identifying a resource of interest, the user can view additional information via a “resource details” page highlighting key aspects of the funding opportunity, including a brief description of the resource, funding amount, application deadline, and link to the host’s organization.  The site also features an option for visitors to add resources not currently listed, allowing essential information to be shared throughout the small business community on a global scale.  To check out the site, visit covidcap.com.