Small Business Resources: Promotional and Financial


As a tool to help the public continue to access your business, RiNo has created a special page on the website to highlight who's open and what's available in the district: Keep RiNo Rolling


RiNo Support Fund

The RiNo Art District is a diverse community of galleries, artists, makers, creators, teachers, performers, and local businesses. These individuals and organizations are truly the heart and soul of RiNo, making it the vibrant, engaging, and independent place that we all love. We are committed to supporting these organizations during the COVID-19 crisis, and are dedicating $200,000 to a micro-grant program through the RiNo Support Fund.

If you would like to contribute to this effort: PLEASE DONATE


City of Denver

Support Services - 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Aggregated List of Resources

Small Business Emergency Relief Program
In response to COVID-19, Denver Economic Development & Opportunity is working on connecting our Denver business community to the most appropriate resources in our region. The first step is to let us know how your business is being impacted by filling out this questionnaire. Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) staff will evaluate your information and help you identify the most appropriate support for you and your business.

Denver Microloan Program
Provides loans from $5,000-$50,000. Provides lending capital and support services to small businesses to support their stabilization efforts.


State of Colorado

Colorado Office of Economic Development Business Resource Center
State and federal resources for small businesses.


Federal Assistance

U.S. Small Business Association Low-Interest Disaster Loans
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).


Specifically For Restaurants

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation
Resources for restaurants and workers coping with the COVID-19 emergency, including relief funds, financial assistance, unemployment information, and more.

To Go Denver
List of takeout, delivery, and curbside options in Denver.


Artist Resources

Denver Arts and Venues Artist Assistance Fund
Denver Arts & Venues has created the IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund to support individual artists who are experiencing immediate, unforeseen emergency needs due to COVID-19. Through the IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund, Denver Arts & Venues has allocated $130,000 towards grants of up to $1,000 to individual artists who live in Denver whose incomes are being adversely affected due to cancellation of events, classes, performances, and other creative work.

Creative Capital Artist Resources (updated regularly)
List of resources, including grants, emergency funds, and other assistance for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals.

Colorado Creative Industries List of Resources
List of national and state resources. They are also working with federal, state, and local partners to secure potential recovery funding and technical assistance opportunities

RedLine Gallery Resources for Artists
Includes a survey to best understand current artist needs.

Artwork Archive List of Financial Relief Resources
Emergency resources, as well as crowdfunding efforts.

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) Resource List (updated regularly)
Resources plus webinars and virtual events.