In 2010 The Greg Hill Foundation launched the Restaurant Strong Fund with its partner Sam Adams and Boston Beer Company. The fund was created initially to assist restaurant employees who had reduced hours or were laid off due to Covid-19. The fund provided grants of $500 or $1,000 directly to employees as it sought to replace lost wages and hopefully bridge the gap until they were able to get back to full capacity.
As Covid-19 continued and more and more restaurants and employees were impacted we launched the Winterization Grant in partnership with Grub Hub to provide $10,000 grants to restaurants to assist in outfitting their outdoor patio spaces and keeping their doors open throughout the colder months.
The amount of support we received was tremendous and thanks to the over 6,200 sponsors and donors we were able to donate $7,394,500 to 7,186 restaurants and employees. Grant recipients were nationwide and we were able to award a recipient in every state. We are blown away by the support and extremely grateful for all of our donors entrusting us to help the restaurant industry. Take a look below at some quotes from our beneficiaries and our top donors to the fund.