“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” ― Fred Rogers
This quote reassures us that we are not alone when things are scary and reminds us to see the good in one another. Every day, we see examples of people doing all they can for others during this time of uncertainty. How inspiring it is to observe American ingenuity, innovation, and generosity in action! We are sewing face masks, delivering groceries to those who are unable to leave their homes, supporting local shelters, and food banks. Businesses that cannot operate in their usual capacity have retooled their establishments to serve the needs of their communities. Breweries are making hand sanitizer, manufacturers are pumping out PPE (personal protective equipment), and closed-down restaurants are shifting to serve as grocery stores. Businesses are not only helping their patrons, but they’re also aiding other businesses with discounts, cash grants, loans, ad credits, and more.
At KeyMedia Solutions, we are committed to being helpers in every way we can. If your business is struggling during this pandemic, we want you to know that you do have options. Figuring out how to start and where to look can feel overwhelming. To make finding the assistance you need easier, we have compiled a comprehensive list of resources available to businesses during this economic crisis. Here you will find links and information to successfully navigate your way through this challenging time.
https://sdgoed.com/covid-19/ Governor Noem’s Small Business Relief Fund for businesses within South Dakota.
Google Ad Grants for Nonprofits. Google is offering USD 10,000 in ad grants to nonprofit organizations.
https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/9803410?hl=en Google is giving ad credits to small and medium-sized businesses.
https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants Facebook is offering $100M in grants and ad credits to small businesses around the world.
https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options The Small Business Administration COVID relief options. Here is information on the Paycheck Protection Program and other federal resources available to small businesses right now.
https://www.lisc.org/covid-19/verizon-small-business-recovery-fund/Verizon Business and LISC have teamed up to offer small business grants to those struggling to remain open.
https://www.gofundme.com/c/small-business-relief-initiative-and-fund-faqs Go Fund Me has started a small business relief initiative to help small businesses throughout the country.
https://www.uschamber.com/save-small-business The Us Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with Vistaprint launched the Save Small Business Fund which provides $5k for businesses that employe between 3 and 20 people along with other qualifications.
https://businessforall.helloalice.com/ In partnership with Verizon, the digital fundraising and advocacy platform Hello Alice is offering emergency grants of up to $10,000 for companies impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
https://blog.yelp.com/2020/03/yelp-covid-19-response-and-support-for-local-businesses Yelp is offering advertising credits and more for small, independently owned restaurants and bars.
https://beautychangeslives.org/horst-rechelbacher-foundation-covid-19-relief-grant/ Beauty Changes lives is offering $1,000 grants for licensed beauty professionals who are out of work due to the coronavirus.
https://www.globalgiving.org/redbackpackfund/ Spanx and The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation, administered by GlobalGiving, are providing 1,000 grants of $5,000 to women-owned small businesses affected by COVID-19 in monthly rounds. The application will open again on May 4.
https://www.digitalundivided.com/dooniefund Digitalundivided, a nonprofit that supports black and Latinx women entrepreneurs, is providing quick grants of $100 to black women business owners.
Check back often as this list will be updated regularly to provide the latest information on resources available to businesses during this time. If you would like to discuss your business needs or if we can be of service in any way, please contact us today!