The Greg Hill Foundation and Grubhub have teamed up again to create the Restaurant Stronger program, a new grant opportunity for restaurants through the Restaurant Strong Fund. As restaurants begin to re-open or increase their dining capacity we understand the difficulties, challenges and costs that come with that. We want to help restaurants in this transition and provide them the resources to hit the ground running as we all work to getting back to normal business.
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 to cover the following items:
- COVID-19 regulation compliance
- Staff Hiring & Training
- Equipment Purchases
- Inventory/Stock Purchases
The Restaurant Stronger grants will be limited to restaurants that have 5 or less locations and within the following cities: Atlanta, Bay Area (San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley), Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles area (Los Angeles, Anaheim, /Long Beach)New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, and Washington D.C.
Restaurants will have the opportunity to apply for this grant by providing specific plans on how the grant will be utilized. Applications for grants will be open from May 25 through June 5 and will be fully distributed to restaurants by June 11.
To qualify for grant assistance, a restaurant must satisfy all of the following requirements:
- Restaurant is located in one of the cities listed above
- Completed Application Form in one of the Participating Cities
- 5 or less locations for the restaurant and restaurant ownership group
- Provide a detailed plan of how they will be utilizing the grant
- Provide an appropriate explanation for the need of a grant
Support The restaurant strong fund
The Greg Hill Foundation’s Restaurant Strong Fund seeks to provide $1,000 – $5,000 grants directly to restaurant industry employees and owners who have been impacted by Covid-19 across the U.S.
There are more than 1 million restaurants in the U.S., home to more than 15 million employees nationwide who are especially vulnerable to the effects of Covid-19 closures.
During these unprecedented times when many establishments are forced to close their doors for the greater good of our community, the Restaurant Strong Fund stands with restaurant workers who have had our backs for so many years, from serving our favorite drinks to celebrating life’s most memorable moments with us.