DoorDash, in partnership with Hello Alice, has started a $1,000,000 Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund to provide grants to local restaurants across the United States affected by natural disasters. Small businesses are the center of local economies, yet nearly 40% of small businesses are unable to reopen following a disaster, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Disaster can occur at a moment’s notice and access to capital is crucial to helping a restaurant rebuild their business following a disaster. DoorDash is proud to launch this grant opportunity as part of its ongoing five-year, $200 million Main Street Strong pledge to empower local communities.
Applications are open for the Fall funding round now through December 30, 2022 at 6pm ET. To be eligible, your restaurant must be experiencing hardship due to a state, tribal or federally-declared natural disaster, operate a brick and mortar location that has been open for at least six months, and have a demonstrated need with a clear plan for use of funds. A partnership with DoorDash is not required.
For a full list of eligibility criteria, please see the Terms and Conditions. Questions? See the FAQs. This grant is only intended to cover expenses incurred due to a natural disaster(s). COVID-19 related damages are not eligible.