How Do I Find Additional Funding for Small Businesses?

By Sara Kaplow on May 11, 2020

Many companies, organizations, associations, and non-profits are stepping up to provide funding for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than keep a running list of state or industry funding that is available, here are some invaluable resources that are doing just that. 

Resource Databases

First, Duke University has a robust app tracking available resources

Workest (by Zenefits) has this searchable, sortable chart with links to what each state is doing to provide funding and support to businesses. 

The Council for Community and Economic Research has a map that has even more programs listed when you click on your state.

The National Center for Family Philanthropy also has a map that goes all the way down to the city level

Nationwide Funding for Small Businesses

Facebook is providing up to 30,000 small businesses with funding. 

Verizon and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are offering grants of up to $10,000 to small businesses. 

Kiva (which crowdsources microloans across the world) has expanded their loan eligibility

Industry-specific Funding for Small Businesses

Yelp is giving out $25 million in relief, primarily to restaurants and bars. 

This is a list of hospitality, restaurant, and beverage industry resources.