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Title: Private and Nonprofit Companies Grants and Relief Funds for Covid-19

  • Private and Nonprofit Companies
  • Grants and Relief Funds for Covid-19

  • COVID-19
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly evolved and
    expanded across the United States significantly
    affecting the economy as well as small business
    owners leaving them struggling with cash flow.
    Fortunately, apart from the federal government,
    many private and nonprofit companies are offering
    extended support in the form of resources and
    financial assistance to help small business
    owners stay operational and cope with their cash
    flow difficulties.
  • To help support small business owners find
    financial relief, here is a list of private and
    nonprofit organizations grants and relief funds
    for small businesses amid the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Amazon

Amazon has announced a Neighborhood Small
Business Relief Fund for Seattle businesses that
will provide 5 million of cash grants to
businesses with less than 50 employees or 7
million in annual revenue, and physically present
within a few blocks of Amazons Regrade and South
Lake Union office buildings. The Amazon lending
is also delaying repayments from the sellers that
have outstanding loans, and the loan interest
will not accrue during this period.
  • California
  • Community Foundation

A COVID-19 LA County Response Fund will provide
support for the immediate and emergency needs of
residents from hardship relief to long-term
recovery. The aid to impacted individuals will be
provided through their Pass it Along Fund and
their partners in health, housing, education, and
immigration needs will identify the community
  • Citi Foundation

A 15 million fund is created for the COVID-19
Related Relief Efforts Globally. Facebook Faceboo
k has started a Small Business Grant Program that
will provide 100M in cash grants and ad
credits to 30,000 eligible small businesses in
over 30 countries where they operate. If your
business has 2-50 employees, time on business is
over a year and has experienced challenges from
the COVID-19, you are eligible to apply for the
Facebook grants. They also launched a Business
Resources Hub that provides guidance and
resources to businesses affected by the
coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Faire An online marketplace for retailers has
launched a financial calculator tool for
businesses to understand the before and after the
potential impact of COVID-19 on their
finances. Freelancers Union Freelance Union has
launched the Freelancers Relief Fund to provide
financial assistance of up to 1,000 per
freelance household to freelancers experiencing
economic hardship. These funds will help cover
lost income and necessary expenses such as food
supplies, utility bills, and cash assistance to
cover income loss.
GoFundMe A crowdfunding platform in partnership
with Intuit QuickBooks and Yelp, is providing
micro-grants to eligible small businesses and
donated 1 million as part of the Small Business
Relief Fund. Goldman Sachs The Goldman Sachs
Group has announced a 300 million support
package including a Stimulus Package of 250
Million in emergency loans, 25 Million in grants
and 25 million to support hardest hit
communities by the COVID-19. Google Google has
committed 800 million to support small and
medium-sized businesses (SMBs), health
organizations and governments, and health workers
on the frontline of this global pandemic. Hello
Alice A community of role breakers has
announced 10,000 in grants to help provide
emergency grants to small businesses impacted by
the coronavirus. They are also offering ongoing
support to grant recipients via their Hello Alice
James Beard Foundation Another nonprofit has
announced micro-grants as Food and Beverage
Industry Relief Fund for independent small
businesses in the food and beverage
industry. JPMorgan JPMorgan Chase has committed
a 50 million relief fund to help struggling
communities and people, with an additional 8
million in aid to small businesses,
specifically. Kabbage An online lender has
launched a Gift certificates program to support
small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Kangaroo A
private security startup supporting small
business owners through their security camera and
monitoring kits free for the first three
months. Kiva A nonprofit organization has taken
an initiative and offering zero-interest loans
for up to 15,000 with a longer grace period (up
to six months) to businesses looking for
financial relief. In these challenging
times. Lurn The Company is providing
an Emergency Relief Fund as emergency grants from
50 to 500 to help anyone in the
entrepreneurship community with the necessities.
Currently, it raised over 50,000 funds from the
community and dispersed approximately 32,000 in
relief grants to individuals.
Mailchimp A marketing platform for small
businesses has announced a 10M Price Relief
Fund to support its existing small business
customers. As an additional response to the
COVID-19 crisis, theyre also investing 100M to
help fuel small business growth.
Mercatus The Mercatus Center at George Mason
University has announced prizes through
an Emergent Ventures program to help innovators
working to combat COVID-19. Miller Lite Another
private company is donating 1 million
to laid-off bartenders after bars and restaurants
were forced to shut down due to the coronavirus
outbreak. MainVest A crowdfunding platform has
announced its new Main Street Initiative where
theyre encouraging affected brick mortar
businesses to launch a capital raise on Mainvest
and get zero-interest loans of 2,000, in
addition to its normal fundraising
offerings. Morgan Stanley A multinational
investment bank has committed 10 million to
support critical frontline medical responders
globally as well as community providers serving
those economically impacted by the
crisis. Nav The Company has launched a CARES Act
SBA Loan Calculator for small businesses to see
how much they can qualify for the Paycheck
Protection Program and help navigate the new
Otto Bremer Trust A 50 million emergency
fund is created to provide financial support to
Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Montana
nonprofits and other community organizations. The
emergency fund will provide grants, short-term
loans, lines of credit, and other resources as
well. Opportunity Fund A nonprofit organization
has created a coronavirus relief fund to
provide grants and low-interest loans to business
owners along with the COVID Response Webinar
Series to keep business owners informed of their
options, helpful resources, and best practices
during this crisis. PEN Writers Emergency
Fund Another nonprofit organization has
created PEN America Writers Emergency Fund as an
emergency fund for professional writers in
current emergency crises. They will allocate
grants of 500 1,000 to those who unable to meet
their acute financial needs, especially one
resulting from the coronavirus outbreak.
Merchant Advisors
Restaurant Employee Relief Fund This fund will
provide one-time grants of 500 to eligible
restaurant owners and employees. The grant will
be limited to one grant per person only. The RWCF
COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund had started
raising funding for restaurant businesses and
their workers. To get more information and
resources to effectively deal with the COVID-19
emergency, visit the Restaurant Workers Community
Foundation. Revel Systems A private company has
created a 1 million Revel Relief Program for its
existing customers experiencing excessive
hardship because of coronavirus
pandemic. Salesforce Another private company has
committed a 1.5 million coronavirus aid fund to
the efforts of San Francisco, called the Give2SF
Fund. They are also offering Salesforce Care
Small Business Grants of 10,000 as working
capital to help keep businesses afloat in these
challenging times. Seated A hotline is launched
where restaurant businesses can get one hour of
complimentary phone consultation with an expert
in the hospitality industry. SheaMoisture A
personal care company has created a 1 million
SheaMoisture Minority Business Fund to help
minority-owned businesses impacted by the
coronavirus pandemic. Chronicle Season of Sharing
Fund The fund has raised 2 million in emergency
funding to help Bay Area counties as a rapid
response to the COVID-19.
  • US Bank The U.S. Bank has announced a 20
    Premium Pay Program for employees and 30M
    commitment to support COVID-19 relief efforts for
    individual and small businesses around the
  • USBG National Charity Foundation A charity
    foundation has announced grants via
    their bartender emergency assistance program to
    help service industry personnel experiencing
    financial hardship during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Wefunder A crowdfunding service has started
    the Coronavirus Crisis Loans program allowing
    businesses to crowdfund loans of 20,000 to 1
    million from supporters.
  • Wefunder, an investment crowdfunding platform,
    launched a Coronavirus Crisis Loans
    program enabling small businesses to crowdfund
    loans of 20,000 to 1 million from supporters
    with rewards for investors when business is back.

Zapier The Company is creating a 1 million
assistance program for their impacted
small-business customers with free upgrades to
their Starter plans. Yelp Support Yelp
has announced coronavirus relief of 25
million for independent local restaurant and
nightlife businesses in form of waived
advertising fees, free advertising, products, and
services to small businesses impacted by the
coronavirus outbreak.
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