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Grants for Small Businesses

The Reopening Boston Fund – This fund will help small businesses put in place the necessary public health guidance requirements needed to reopen in the coming months.  This fund is intended to support businesses with a majority of employees working in close proximity to their clients and each other. Please note: They will not consider professional service businesses, including those that are able to work from home or any online businesses, for the grants. They will be accepting application on April 28th.  To learn more and apply for a grant, click ReopenBostonFund.

The Childcare Entrepreneur Fund - This fund offers grants of $3,500 and business support to childcare providers so that COVID-19  health and safety standards can be maintained. Applications open Tuesday, July 7, 2020. To learn more and apply for a grant, click ChildcareEntrepreneurFund.

The Arts and Culture COVID-19 Fund - This fund of $1 million was created to help small and mid-sized arts and culture nonprofits that have been impacted by the COVID-19. Applications open Tuesday, July 7, 2020. To learn more and apply for a grant, click ArtsAndCultureFund.

The Small Business Relief Fund – This fund was established by the City of Boston, the federal government and private industries to help businesses most impacted by COVID-19.  They will be accepting application on Monday, April 6, 2020.   To learn more and apply for grant, click SmallBusinessReliefFund.

The Boston Artist Relief Fund – This fund will award grants of $500 and $1,000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). To learn more and apply, click ArtistFund.

The Red Backpack Relief Fund -Their goal is to provide the opportunity for women-owned small businesses and nonprofits to continue to operate and thrive. Red Backpack Fund provides $5,000 grants for female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the impact of the crisis. To learn more and apply, RedBackpackReliefFund

The Madison Park MWBE Contractor Relief Fund – This fund provides grants up to $2,500 for qualified contractors who have been sidelined due to the COVID-19. This fund is geared for minority and women-owned contractors in Greater Boston. To learn more, click HERE
To apply, click MadisonParkReliefFund.

The Greg Hill Foundation has teamed up with Samuel Adams* to support those from the Massachusetts restaurant industry who have been impacted by the Covid-19 closures.  They will be raising awareness and funds to provide grants to full-time restaurant workers in Massachusetts who are dependent on wages plus tips to cover basic living expenses and provide for their families. Their goal is to provide $1,000 grants to as many qualifying grantees as possible. To learn more and apply for grant, click GregHillFoundation.
Facebook Small Business Grant Program – Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate. They will share more details as they become available. They will begin taking applications in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can sign up to receive more information when it becomes available. To learn more and sign up for grant, click…
The James Beard Foundation – This fund recognizes the dire situation the food and beverage community is in due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are 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. To learn more and sign up for micro-grants, click on

Opportunity Fund – This fund 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. Learn more, click below.

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