COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

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Funding Opportunities

Opportunity Fund, which specializes in money lending to small businesses owned by women, immigrants and people of color, is collaborating with investors and nonprofits to put together a coronavirus relief fund that will provide grants and low-interest rate loans.  https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19 and https://www.opportunityfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Opportunity-Fund-_Covid-19-response_3.11.20.pdf

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits through their Small Business Grants Program. https://www.facebook.com/business/grants?content_id=KKf6RWdyo87L7QO

 

JPMorgan pledged $50 million global philanthropic commitment to support communities and people hit hardest by this public health crisis, including $2 million to existing nonprofit partners and $8 million to assist small businesses. https://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/news/pr/jpmc-makes-50mm-philanthropic-investment-to-address-impacts-of-covid-19.htm

 

Kabbage launched an online hub to help boost sales for U.S small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including a system through which businesses can sell gift cards to consumers for use at a later date. https://www.kabbage.com/helpsmallbusiness

 

The James Beard Foundation is launching a fund that will be gathering support from corporate, foundation, and individual donors to provide micro-grants to independent food and beverage businesses in need.  https://www.jamesbeard.org/blog/relief-fund?utm_source=social&utm_medium=instagram&utm_campaign=2020-03-19

 

MainVest, a crowdfunding platform, announced its new Main Street Initiative: a $2,000, zero-interest, 120 day loan for restaurants or other brick and mortars affected by the shutdown.  https://mainvest.com/main-street-initiative

 

The Go Fund Me Relief Initiative is intended to support our local businesses facing financial loss. Make a difference today by donating or starting a fundraiser.  https://www.mainstreet.org/howwecanhelp/resourcecenter/gofundme%20small%20business%20relief%20initiative

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