GoFundMe created the Small Business Relief Initiative to help small businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and empower their communities to rally behind them. The program supplies financial assistance and support to businesses across the country by providing fundraising tools, resources and grants to help those impacted.
Letter from the CEO
With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting all of us, many small businesses are being forced to shut their doors. Our goal with the Small Business Relief Initiative is to help small businesses and empower their communities to rally behind them. Local businesses provided jobs, and are often the heart and soul of a community. By partnering with companies like GoDaddy, we are able to reach businesses and provide a quick and easy way to get funds to these independent businesses in need.
CEO | GoFundMe
Small business relief is available.
GoFundMe Small Business Relief Initiative is providing fundraising tools, resources and grants to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Small business owners.
GoDaddy has partnered with GoFundMe to support the Small Business Relief Fund to help during the COVID-19 crisis. Start a GoFundMe to be eligible for a $500 matching grant from GoFundMe.org
Friends of small business.
Find a local business to support by searching the Small Business Relief Initiative fundraisers.
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We’ve taken the necessary steps to keep our employees safe so they’re available to help you 24/7, and we’ll continue to adapt as needed.
GoFundMe Centralized Fundraiser Hub for Small Businesses
For people looking to support and donate to a local business, GoFundMe has created a new small business centralized hub that identifies verified fundraisers that people can search by business name or location. Fundraisers started through the Small Business Relief Initiative and those created prior to this announcement will be included in the hub.
GoFundMe.org Small Business Relief Fund
GoFundMe.org, the company’s nonprofit and charitable arm, has launched the Small Business Relief Fund where people can donate to support the overall initiative. Until the fund is depleted, donations to the relief fund will be paid out as one-time $500 matching grants to qualifying small businesses that created a fundraiser through the Small Business Relief Initiative or already had an existing GoFundMe. For fundraisers started prior to this announcement or outside of this partnership, the organizer can update their fundraiser description with the hashtag #SmallBusinessRelief to receive an email explaining how they can apply for a grant from the Small Business Relief Fund.
We are working around the clock to provide fast, effective service to our community. Having supported relief efforts for dozens of large-scale disasters, we know that speed and efficiency are critical to successful fundraising. That’s why we are committed to delivering funds as quickly as possible, especially while other forms of government or private financial relief may be weeks or even months away. Our Charity team is also working nonstop to help our nonprofit community transition to the new normal of virtual events.