Looking for a COVID19 Grant? Check Out Main St. Matters
Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) is committed to helping businesses in need.
Additionally, BBB recognizes that during COVID19, the most hurt businesses are those that are what are traditionally deemed Main St. businesses.
Because of that BBB launched the Main St. Matters Grant Program, a COVID19 grant program designed to provide small businesses with the crucial funding they need to stay afloat.
Already, BBB has awarded over $100k of potentially business saving capital to award recipients. Even more so, BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest is proud to continue this COVID19 grant program through the end of December 2020.
In order to stay current with economic needs, BBB is now accepting grant applications from businesses that have received outside funding. Businesses like these have supported BBB services for over a century, so being able to give back in a time of need is an honor.
Saving Businesses in 2020
This COVID19 grant will continue to be distributed to businesses throughout the BBB Pacific Southwest service area, creating a huge impact for recipients. Awardees have stood out for their community involvement and the story behind their business, many of which have been operating for more than a decade.
“I’ve had almost no business through all this. I’m truly struggling and just hoping I don’t have to go into my retirement money,” shared one grant recipient moments before she received the good news of an award.
“This is so wonderful, thank you. [My employee] has been with me for 14 years. I said if I get anything, I’m going to give her a little bit of that to help her out too. The giving spirit is who I am,” the awardee shared proudly, who owns a small house cleaning business.
Stories about paying it forward and continuing the cycle of community support is what makes BBB grant recipients stand out.
“It’s going to help me so much, thank you with all my heart.”
Every Donation Helps
Small businesses are the heart of the marketplace, and BBB is requesting community support to continue the impact of the program. BBB proudly seed funded the Main St. Matters Grant Program and is continuing with the generous support of GoDaddy, Desert Financial Credit Union, SDG&E, and a plethora of additional donors.
Four Months Remain to Apply
Awards will continue throughout the remainder of 2020 in the form of a $500 or $1,000 COVID19 grant. Small businesses that operate within BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest’s service area and have been financially impacted during the COVID-19 crisis may apply.
Visit our website for application and criteria details.