Corporate Funds

General

  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with Vistaprint, is launching the Save Small Business Fund, which provides up to $5,000 for businesses that employ between three and 30 people, are located in a "vulnerable area," and have been affected by the coronavirus. The application goes live on April 20 at 3 pm EST, and you can sign up to be notified by email. 

  • Facebook is committing to supporting 10,000 U.S. small businesses with a $40 million fund. The fund is available in 34 locations.

  • In partnership with Verizon, the digital fundraising and advocacy platform Hello Alice is offering emergency grants of up to $10,000 for companies impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

  • Google is offering $340 million in advertising grants for small- and medium-size businesses, a credit that will be added automatically to Google Ads accounts. 

  • Verizon has allocated $5 million to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation to distribute via grants to small businesses. The first round of grant applications is closed but will reopen in mid-April, and you can register to be notified on their website. 

  • GoFundMe has partnered with Intuit QuickBooks, Yelp, GoDaddy, and Bill.com to give small businesses a $500 grant if they raise at least $500 on GoFundMe. ​

Industry-Specific Grants

  • The James Beard Foundation, a non-profit advocate for the food industry, is fundraising for food and beverage businesses right now and has a sign-up to be notified when the application is live.

  • Yelp is offering advertising credits for small, independently owned restaurants and bars.