The Best Resources for Social Enterprises during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Resources for Social Enterprises During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting all aspects of life including social enterprises. Yet, with dramatic impacts to the health and wellbeing of people around the world and the economic fallout of the pandemic, social entrepreneurship is exceedingly important.

Why do we need social enterprises now more than ever?

The uncertainty around the length and ongoing flow-through effects of this pandemic lead to a global vulnerability felt across all organizations and people around the world. Social enterprises are important not only for the jobs they provide, but for the communities they support. Social enterprises also have the unique potential to reach newly vulnerable populations during this crisis.  

To do our part in supporting social enterprises, we have compiled this list of vetted resources available:

Resources for business owners


Information and Guidance



 Emergency Funding


  • Action Against Corona is a new initiative for startups, projects, or initiatives with solutions for challenges related to COVID-19 from Norrsken.


  • Open Road Alliance is investing in social impact organizations experiencing “unexpected roadblocks during implementation.








Strategic Analysis


Resources specific to small and medium-sized businesses (SME’s


Resources for nonprofit organizations

Looking ahead

During this challenging time, there will be an increasing need for social enterprises as the impacts of the pandemic continue to unfold over the coming months and years. Thankfully, many organizations are stepping up to lend their support!

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Information and resources as of April 17, 2020