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Organization Phone Number Description
Music & Entertainment Division - City of Austin

The City's Music & Entertainment Division is an economic development accelerator and centralized resource center for Austin's music industry, and an active community partner for Austin's citizens, community groups, and neighborhoods. 

Music Health Alliance 615.200.6896

Emergency financial assistance is available for music professionals who are unable to pay their basic living expenses (health insurance/food/health care) over the next two months. We ask that if you have the resources to cover that period, please wait to apply.

Music Maker Relief Foundation 919.643.2456

The Music Maker Relief Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, was founded to preserve the musical traditions of the South by directly supporting the musicians who make it, ensuring their voices will not be silenced by poverty and time. 

MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund

The non-profit leg of the GRAMMY Awards has expanded their services to include lost income due to the cancellation of scheduled gigs or performances due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures. 

Musicians Foundation

COVID-19 resource to provide voluntary aid and assistance to professional musicians and their families in case of need. 

Nashville Songwriters Association International

Relief for self-employed songwriters, musicians, and support teams.

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

COVID-19 resource with helpful websites on this subject that may be most helpful for state arts agencies.

National Association for Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) Texas

NAIFA's mission is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of its members. 

National Association for the Self-Employed - Growth Grants

This is a nonprofit association that is a good resource for all small business owners.  

National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.

This group wanted to establish an organization to address the concerns of minorities entering the accounting profession and to make a commitment to professional and academic excellence. 

National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)

NAHREP's mission is to advance sustainable Hispanic homeownership. 

National Association of Manufacturers

COVID-19 resource for manufacturers.

National Council of Nonprofits

COVID-19 resources for non-profits. The National Council of Nonprofits is a resource and advocate for America's charitable nonprofits. 

National Endowment for the Arts

COVID-19 resource page and informative FAQ document for artists and arts organization. 

National Institutes of Health - Technology Grants

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, also known as America's Seed Fund, are one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States.  

National Small Business Association

Provides small business owners, their employees, and retirees access to innovative services, resources, and benefits. 

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

National information resource on grants and other opportunities for artists and for all those who support them. 

Nonprofit Quarterly

Nonprofit Quarterly provides research-based articles for nonprofits about management and governance. 

Old Bakery and Emporium Art Gallery - City of Austin

The art gallery is located on the third floor of the Old Bakery and Emporium and features a rotating schedule of exhibitions including artworks of all media and subject matter. 

Opportunity Fund

Opportunity Fund is committed to supporting existing and new small business customers who are financially struggling amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 

PEN America

COVID-19 resource for small grants program for professional—published or produced—writers in acute or unexpected financial crises. 

PeopleFund

PeopleFund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) based in Austin, Texas that provides loans, financial and technical assistance to people who are left out of the financial mainstream.

Philanthropitch

Pitch competition for innovative Nonprofit organizations. 

Pinetop Perkins' Foundation Assistance Fund

PAL provides financial assistance to elderly musicians for medical and living expenses. Preference is given to blues artists, though musicians in other genres may be eligible depending on available funds.