Richmond’s Small Business Disaster Loan Program
The Richmond Economic Development Authority is offering no-interest loans to small businesses within city limits. The interest rate is 0%. There is a six month deferment period, after which the loan is paid off in interest-free installments over 48 months.
DONATE to Feed More
AIA Richmond supports Feed More annually through CANstruction, but they need our help now to serve our community during this time.
“Feed More, our staff, Agency Network members and volunteers provide essential service to the communities we serve and will continue to do so as the COVID-19 public health crisis evolves.” – Feed More
If you are able and not considered ‘at risk’ by the CDC, please consider donating blood.
Find a blood drive.
REACH Richmond Public Schools Students
Richmond Public Schools needs drivers to bring meals to students of all ages in our community. If you’d like to volunteer, complete the volunteer form.
“RPS is committed to ensuring that all families have access to meals during school closures.” – RPS
WATCH The Byrd
Last year, AIA Richmond partnered with The Byrd Theatre to present “Movies at The Byrd” featuring movies on architecture. Although, the event is postponed, we can still support The Byrd during this time and purchase movie tickets in advance.
Buy a gift card online.
MAKE Masks for our healthcare workers
VCU posted instructions on how to make COVID-19 masks at home to donate. Drop off your masks at this location in a box or bag at the address below:
VCU Medical Center Gateway Building – Valet Entrance 1200 E Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23219
SUPPORT SMALL Local Richmond businesses
Our non-essential businesses ARE essential to the culture of Richmond and these businesses need our help! Consider purchasing gift cards to your favorite places (salons, breweries, fitness studios, coffee shops, etc.), order take out and don’t forget to tip!
AIA Virginia Resource Page
AIA Virginia has created a Resource Page to help members and firms navigate the evolving global pandemic. Like this page, the list will grow over time so check back on a regular basis.
AIA National Resource Page
AIA has compiled a set of resources for architects organized into categories including legal, tech, HR, relief, and financial (among others). Check out their COVID-19 Resources for Architects.