From desperation to hope

Nonprofit leaders reflect on COVID, PPP, and lessons learned

Nonprofit leaders have gone through hell.

It started with panic over plunging revenues and the health of staff, clients, friends, and family. And then there was the pure intensity of continuing to serve people in their communities amidst a global health crisis. The layoffs, the grief, the uncertainty.

And then they turned a corner and found some hope. Along the way, they’ve rediscovered an inner strength, and they’ve been reminded of the incredible power of collaboration and commitment to mission. These are their stories.

Nonprofit PPP recipient supports essential community health workers – UniteMKE, Milwaukee
Nonprofit PPP Participant brings PPE to early education providers during crisis – 4C for Children, Milwaukee
Nonprofit PPP recipient finds opportunities to connect online
Nonprofit PPP loan recipient helps people stay independent with no-cost medical equipment
Nonprofit PPP loan recipient sees character shine through in tough moments – MACC Development, Detroit
Nonprofit PPP loan recipient shifts priorities to meet critical needs – Turn the Page KC, Kansas City
Nonprofit PPP loan recipient realizes value of virtual learning – African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Nonprofit PPP loan recipient provides care for people already on the brink – Eliza Bryant Village, Cleveland
Nonprofit PPP loan recipient serves 17 neighborhoods — Midtown Indy, Indianapolis
Nonprofit PPP loan recipient providing health care and homeless shelters during COVID – Lawndale Christian Health Center, Chicago
Nonprofit PPP loan recipient transitions from bustling church to online worship – Church in the Circle, Cleveland
Nonprofit PPP loan recipient with new mortgage finds support — The Yunion, Detroit
Nonprofit PPP loan recipient goes from “what ifs” to answers – Mt. Airy CURE, Cincinnati
Nonprofit PPP loan recipient “reimagines” programs, positions – Life Remodeled, Detroit