The world has changed tremendously since the COVID pandemic shut down world-wide business and commerce. The effects are being felt by all, but arguably the people most impacted have been the small business owners. Small business, local restaurants and struggling startups live on cash flow shoestrings to keep their business up and running. Without consistently, almost daily revenue, these business will struggle to survive in the current economic shutdown. To make a long story short, small business need help more than ever.
That's why we were excited to stumble upon Salesforce's commitment to "ensure the small businesses near and dear to our hearts have a chance to get through this current crisis." They recently announced a new program called Salesforce Care Small Business Grants to help small business get the resources they need during this uncertain time. The program will soon be offering $10,000 grants to U.S. small businesses, providing them with much needed capital to help them weather the crisis. Salesforce is making a total commitment of $5 million to the program.
And the best part is you can apply now for the grants. We also encourage you to take a look at all of the other resources Salesforce has put together for small businesses as part of the Salesforce Care program.
Are you eligible?
To be eligible to apply, companies must:
How do you apply?
In order to ensure an optimal user experience, applications will open in 2 phases. Phases are based on location, and will not affect your likelihood of receiving a grant. Each phase will have 1 week to apply. Go here to apply.
What happens after you apply?
All applicants will be required to fill out an eligibility form prior to the application. If deemed ineligible, you will not be able to move forward with the application process.
If eligible, you can continue with the application. You will receive a confirmation email with next steps within 24 hours after you have completed all parts of the application and submitted.
Have additional questions? Learn more about the program on the FAQ page.
New to the world of grants?
If you're new to the world of grants and need to a quick tutorial or someone to chat with, please make sure to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org