After assessing the needs of each of the social enterprises in our community, RSF is providing loan payment relief and/or small grants. This loan relief includes deferred payments and interest-only payments for a period of time. The grants can be used for general operating needs or to cover a specific need related to the COVID-19 crisis. We are currently providing support to dozens of social enterprises serving diverse populations and plan to support many more in the coming weeks and months.
The Crisis Response Fund provides support to social enterprises working in the following areas:
Sustainable Food and Agriculture
Arts and Education
Climate and the Environment
Our goal is to raise $3 million for the Crisis Response Fund, which would enable us to support all RSF borrowers facing serious challenges due to the COVID-19 crisis.
“Thank you so much for this incredible generosity!! Our partnership with RSF continues to demonstrate what real and timely support looks like. Thank you for being by our side in so many ways!” –Konda Mason, Strategic Director, Runway Project
“I don’t think I realized how much strain I was carrying around this whole situation until your message came in. It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you, and everyone else at RSF, so much for all you are doing to help us through this financial crisis. It is so much more than we would have ever been able to expect from a conventional lender and it is incredibly helpful… Thank you again for the incredible support RSF is offering us during this difficult time.” –Tonya Graham, CEO, GEOS Institute
Vice President, Client and Community Engagement