Restaurant Business Relief Programs

LISC Small Business Relief Grants

Thanks to support from a variety of funders, LISC is providing grants to small businesses to help them keep functioning and remain vital facets of their local economies through this challenging period. They are in the fourth round of accepting grant applications, which is made possible with the generous support of Lowe's, Synchrony and Truist.

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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.

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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.

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Opportunity Fund

Opportunity Fund is a nonprofit organization that provides financing to underserved small-business owners.

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Kiva

Kiva is a non-profit that expands access to capital for entrepreneurs around the world. Get loans up to $15,000 at 0% interest.

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