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The Greg Hill Foundation’s Restaurant Strong Fund was established in March of 2020 in partnership with Samuel Adams. The fund was created to help aid the Hospitality Industry as restaurants closed and employees left out of work due to Covid-19. The Restaurant Strong Fund provides various grant opportunities available to Restaurant Employees and Restaurant Owners.

Grants Awarded


Employees Directly Supported

Restaurants Directly Supported


Grants have been awarded in all 50 States


Surprise checks are received by those who need them


Samuel Adams, Grubhub, and The Greg Hill Foundation recognizes the needs of local businesses and the positive impact they have on our communities. We continue to give back and extend a toast to the restaurants who have had our backs for so many years, from serving our favorite beers to celebrating life’s most memorable moments for us.

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March 2020
Massachusetts Launch

Initially unveiled in Massachusetts on March 18th on the heels of mandated Covid-19 closures in Boston, the original Restaurant Strong Fund raised nearly $500,000 from 2,000 individual donors in its first week, with support from athletes David Ortiz to Jimmy Develin and chefs Ming Tsai, Chris Coombs and Ken Oringer. Samuel Adams and The Greg Hill Foundation quickly realized the need was widespread and desire to support was even stronger.

April 2020
Restaurant Strong 20 State Announcement

Samuel Adams and The Greg Hill Foundation helped bring the Restaurant Strong Fund to 20 total states to aid the restaurant workers impacted by the Covid-19 closures. 

May 2020
Grubhub Partners

Grubhub makes a $1.25 million donation. From that donation alone, another 1,250 grants were funded.

November 2020
Restaurant Strong Fund expands to support Restaurant Owners in Preparation for the Winter ahead.

The Restaurant Winterization Grant program, a new initiative to provide $10,000 grants to eligible independent restaurants. 

April 2021
Restaurant Stronger Grant

The Restaurant Stronger Grant program will be supported with a $2 million donation recommended from the Grubhub Community Relief Fund (GCRF), which will go directly to support restaurant owners in their efforts to re-open and expand their dining. The Restaurant Strong Fund will be providing $5,000 grants to restaurants

You can help too. Donate to the Restaurant Strong Fund

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