Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Main Street Forward


Supporting Local Economies

We're compiling funding opportunities available to Main Streets and small businesses. Please let us know if you have additional resources that you'd like to see added to this page by filling out this form.

Loan and Grant Programs

The Red Backpack Fund, a partnership between the Sara Blakely Foundation and GlobalGiving, is making at least 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the impact of the crisis. The application portal will next open from July 6-13. Learn more.

is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits through their Small Business Grants Program. Applications become available April 22. Learn more. They also set up a Business Resource Hub.

ioby has launched a new match grant opportunity: National COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Match Fund. When you crowdfund for a project that responds to COVID-19 in your community, they'll waive their fiscal sponsorship and platform fee, and double your donations dollar-for-dollar up to $8,000. Learn more.

MainVest, a crowdfunding platform, announced its new Main Street Initiative: a $2,000, zero-interest, 120 day loan for restaurants or other brick and mortars affected by the shutdown. Learn more.

Opportunity Fund, which specializes in money lending to small businesses owned by women, immigrants and people of color, is collaborating with investors and nonprofits to put together a coronavirus relief fund that will provide grants and low-interest rate loans. Learn more.

The Go Fund Me Relief Initiative is intended to support our local businesses facing financial loss. Make a difference today by donating or starting a fundraiser. Learn more.

Honeycomb Credit Relief Loan - $10,000 - $50,000 crowdfunded low interest loan option for brick and mortar businesses. Learn more. They also have a crowdfunded gift card subscription product. Learn more

Federal Support

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the “CARES Act” was signed into law to provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. The bill provides loan funding and grants offered through the Small Business Administration.