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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Small Business Grant Opportunities Now Available

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Learn about grants, crowd funding opportunities and no-interest loans available to small businesses from mirco-lenders, non-profit organizations and large companies. Examples of current grant programs are listed below. Access more grant opportunities by clicking the "Grants" tab on the Financial Assistance & Resources for Businesses web page.

Facebook Small Business Grants

Facebook is providing $15 million in grant funds to Bay Area small businesses impacted by COVID-19 and related shelter-in place orders. This effort is part of Facebook’s $100 million Small Business Grants Program to support small businesses in countries where the social media company operates. Eligibility requirements include:

  • Have between 2 and 50 employees
  • Have been in business for over a year
  • Have experienced challenges from COVID-19
  • Be in or near a location where Facebook operates

Visit the Small Business Grants Program web page at to apply. 

Salesforce Care Small Business Grants

The San Francisco-based cloud solutions provider announced it will be funding small business grants up to $10,000. Visit to learn more and apply today. Application deadline is May 4, 2020 at 11:59 PM

Red Backpack Fund’s $5,000 Grants for Women-Owned Small Businesses

The Sara Blakely Foundation’s Red Backpack Fund in collaboration with Global Giving will be accepting applications on May 4. Visit to learn more and sign up to receive program information via email. Applications will also be accepted on June 1, July 6 and August 3.

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