The City of Austin Small Business Program offers a comprehensive directory of small business resources offered by local, state, and federal governments and non-profit agencies. Our goal for the City of Austin Small Business Guide is to increase awareness and use of the programs that provide aid in the development of your business. Call 512-974-7800, email SmallBiz@austintexas.gov or visit our website www.SmallBizAustin.org for information about all our services and resources.

Organization Phone Number Description
211 / United Way (SBA) 211

Get quick, detailed information and referrals to health and human service organizations in your area. 

Actors Fund Emergency Financial Assistance

To help our community manage during this public health crisis The Actors Fund has partnered with several industry organizations to provide emergency financial assistance to those who have immediate financial needs.

Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation - Emergency Grants 212.226.0581

COVID-19 resource providing emergency financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. 

All Together ATX

COVID-19 resource for non-profit organizations serving populations affected by the virus.

American Federation of Musicians 800.762.3444

COVID-19 resource guide for musicians. 

American Guild of Musical Artists 212.221.2455

The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund provides support and temporary financial assistance to members who are in need.

American Red Cross - Ready Rating

The Red Cross Ready Rating program provides a framework designed to help businesses become prepared for emergencies; increase the level of preparedness, and encourage organizations to help their local communities prepare for emergencies.

Americans for the Arts

COVID-19 Resource page for artists and art organizations.

Artist Relief

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. 

Artist Thrive

A COVID-19 resource listing of helpful resources for artists including self-care and tips for creativity.

Artists' Fellowship, Inc.

COVID-19 resource that financially assists professional visual artists and their families in times of emergency, disability or bereavement. 

Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

This fund is for US-based BIPOC artists and administrators.

ArtsReady

COVID-19 resource listings for web-based emergency preparedness, designed to provide arts and cultural organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability.

AssistHer Emergency Relief Grant - Texas Woman's University 940.898.2895

The purpose of this grant is to help sustain your business while you are under economic hardship due to COVID-19.

Association of Performing Arts Professionals

COVID-19 resource page for artists with information and webinars regarding disaster management for artists.

Austin 3-1-1

Get answers and assistance with issues you have regarding the City of Austin. 

Austin Community Foundation

The Stand With Austin Fund was established in partnership with the Entrepreneurs Foundation to receive charitable donations to support nonprofits assisting individuals and small businesses most negatively impacted by the cancellation of SXSW and least able to recover on their own. 

Austin Creative Alliance's Artists Emergency Relief Fund 512.247.2531

As part of our response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, ACA has established The Artists Emergency Relief Fund to help artists in Greater Austin. 

Austin Economic Injury Bridge Loan Program

The Austin Economic Injury Bridge Loan Program provides loans up to $35,000 for daily needs like rent, payroll, and debt.
 

Austin Music Foundation

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are moving AMF programs online for the time being and will continue providing services at no cost to the Austin music community. 

Austin Regional Manufacturer's Association

COVID-19 resource for manufacturers. ARMA is a trade association dedicated to strengthening Austin-area manufacturing through advocacy, workforce development, and networking. 

Austin Texas Musicians

Austin Texas Musicians has been working around the clock with City leaders and our music nonprofit partners to help inform, create, and navigate efforts related to COVID-19. 

Authors League Fund

COVID-19 resource for professional authors, journalists, poets, and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune.

Banding Together

Based on the current and most urgent needs of our community, this round of funding will be disbursed via grocery gift cards of denominations up to $100.