COVID-19 Small Biz Support
We’re passionate about supporting small businesses and doing what we can to lean in and elevate startups, especially during these uncertain times.
As a small business ourselves, we’ve compiled a list of resources that have also been helpful for us during this time. The below contains a curated list of financial help including loans and grants, as well as marketing, and mental support for small businesses. Do you want to be featured on our blog or want to partner with us on a giveaway? Shoot me an email at: [email protected]
OUR FAVORITE INITIATIVES
Better x Brands: Support a coalition of brands that have pledged to donate 10% of their proceeds to charities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sustain the Line: Help small food businesses in crisis by donating food that goes directly to frontline healthcare workers.
Frontline Appreciation Group: Collecting donations to purchase and deliver meals from locally sourced restaurants to frontline healthcare workers in Detroit.
ATX Kit: Curated food boxes exclusively from small businesses in Austin.
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CARES ACT: Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security Act
SBA: Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources
Score: Nation’s largest network of volunteer and business mentors helping small businesses get off the ground.
WBENC: Resource list for Women-Owned Businesses
PPP: Paycheck Protection Program
Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program: Allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 with less paperwork.
Goldman Sachs: Small Business Loans and Grants
JP Morgan Chase: $50 Million worth of philanthropic investments
Shopify: Small Business Government Relief Programs (Geographically ordered)
Facebook: Small Business Grants
Nav’s Small Business Grant: $10,000 to take your business to the next level, grant round closes May 30th.
LISC and Verizon: Small Business Recovery Fund
Business For All: Apply for grants up to $50,000
Google: For Small Business Grants
Red Backpack Fund: Backed By Spanx’s Sara Blakely and Global Giving, to support women entrepreneurs.
IFundWomen and Visa: Support for women entrepreneurs
RESTAURANTS AND STORE FRONTS
One Fair Wage Emergency Fund: Cash assistance for tipped workers and other service workers
Cherry Bombe: Resource list compiled for the hospitality industry (Geographically ordered)
Restaurant Employees Funds Hub: A hub of funds for the restaurant industry
Amped Kitchens: Dedicated, permit ready kitchen spaces for food makers who need a new space FAST
MARKETING AND CREATIVE SUPPORT
Chandelier Creative: Freebie Fridays, get the chance for Chandelier Creative to work with your brand for free!
Adobe Creative Initiatives: Free in-home access to Creative Cloud
Mailchimp: $10 Million Small Business Support Fund
Mental Health Network for Employers: Employer Resource Guides
Mindfulness: Live, virtual interactive sessions led by certified experts
Worker Wellbeing: Free, confidential immediate workplace support via SMS
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Food Rescue US: An organization taking leftover food from restaurants and events to shelters
Stay safe and healthy,