Grants & Advertising Credits for Small Business Recovery
Salesforce has partnered with Ureeka on Salesforce Care Small Business Grants which offer eligible businesses an opportunity to obtain a $10,000 grant to help with the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible for-profit businesses must have between 2-50 employees, have been in business for at least two years, and annual revenues in the range of $250k - $2 million. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible by visiting here. The deadline for this application is May 1st at 11:59 pm.
Google launched Ad Credits for Google Ads, providing $340 million in ad credits for COVID-19-impacted small businesses. The ad credits can be used towards future ad spend on the Google Ads platform, including Google Search, Display, and YouTube ads, until the end of 2020. Eligible small businesses that spent on ads in ten out of the twelve months of 2019 and at least one month in 2020 will be notified and have ad credits applied to their Google Ads account.
YELP is offering waived advertising fees, free products, and services until May 25th to independent, local restaurant and nightlife businesses. For businesses with existing Yelp Ad campaigns, they will be waiving charges for ads delivered in the second half of March. For businesses that offer takeout and delivery, Yelp will set up $100 in free Yelp Ads campaigns for the months of April and May. To learn more about features and upgrades for small businesses with or without an existing Yelp account, please visit here.
The West Side Community Fund and Citizens Committee for NYC have partnered to launch West Side Small Business Grants, offering grants of $5,000 to $10,000 with priority going to small businesses owned by people of color, immigrants, and women. To be eligible small businesses must demonstrate a revenue decrease of at least 25%, have 10 or fewer employees and conduct business in the map area found in the application. To learn more about the details of the grants, please visit here.