Restaurant Business Relief Programs
Facebook Small Business Grants Program
Facebook has committed to offering up to 30,000 small businesses $100 million in cash grants and Facebook advertising credits. The grants will be provided to businesses in more than 30 countries.
Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund
Thanks to a $2.5 million investment from Verizon, LISC is offering grants to help small businesses fill urgent financial gaps until they can resume normal operations or until other more permanent financing becomes available.
Dining Bond Initiative
Like government-issued war bonds, the Dining Bond Initiative seeks to bring in immediate cash in exchange for future restaurant purchases. Diners can buy gift certificates sold at a 25 percent discount ($100 worth of food for a $75 bond) to be redeemed in the restaurant within the next month or two, depending on how individual restaurants decide to honor the bonds. The program is open to all restaurants.
The Main Street Initiative
If you have an existing brick & mortar business that has been negatively effected by the COVID-19 outbreak and you launch a capital raise on Mainvest, you may be eligible to receive a $2,000 zero-interest loan immediately. Then through your capital raise, you can receive over $100,000 of investment from your community.
Opportunity Fund is a nonprofit organization that provides financing to underserved small-business owners.
Kiva is a non-profit that expands access to capital for entrepreneurs around the world. Get loans up to $15,000 at 0% interest.
Save Small Business Fund - *No longer accepting applications
The Save Small Business Fund, an initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is a grantmaking initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories. Applications open April 20, 2020. If you’d like a reminder when the application process opens, submit your email address here. The application will take about 10 minutes to complete and will only require your business’s W-9 form and basic supporting information about your business. To qualify you must (1) employ between 3 and 20 people, (2) be located in an economically vulnerable community, and (3) have been harmed financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.
James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Relief Fund - *No Longer accepting applications
The James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund application is now open. The application period will run through 3 P.M. ET on April 3, 2020. Please review the criteria and frequently asked questions before submitting an application. All applications will be reviewed; however, due to the high level of applications we expect to receive, only accepted grantees will be contacted.
The Tzedakah Project
The Tzedkah Project provides tools and support to the community, enriching the lives of the recipients and encouraging them to practice the tenets of giving.