$10K grants: Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund
Disasters are unpredictable — but critical support shouldn’t be. The average small business loses $3,000 every day they remain closed due to a natural disaster. To help restaurants recover in times of critical need, DoorDash has partnered with Hello Alice to create the Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund. The fund supports restaurants impacted by natural disasters like fires, floods, and hurricanes, and provides relief through $10,000 grants.
Applicants must meet all of the below criteria to be eligible for this opportunity. Please note: A partnership with DoorDash or Caviar is not required or considered.
- Be a restaurant located and registered in one of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico
- Be experiencing hardship due to a state-or federally-declared natural disaster.
- Operate a brick-and-mortar location.
- Own a maximum of three locations, and employ fewer than 50 employees per location
- Have been open for at least six months.
- Have revenues of $3M or less per location in the last 12 months.
For restaurants based in Australia, New Zealand or Canada, you may be eligible for a grant through another portion of the fund. Please click on this link for more information.
What to Expect:
Announcing the Fall 2023 Restaurant Disaster Relief Grant Recipients
Hello Alice and DoorDash are pleased to announce the grant recipients for the Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund program! Each of these 17 restaurants will receive a $10,000 grant for rent, utilities, maintenance, supplies and other essential expenses.
Join the DoorDash Restaurant Disaster Relief Community on Hello Alice
Nearly 40% of small businesses are unable to reopen their doors following a disaster according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Through the Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund, DoorDash hopes to reduce the financial burden imposed on small businesses following a state or federally-declared natural disaster, helping keep their doors open for years to come.
Grants can cover operating costs following a state- or federally-declared natural disaster, including rent or mortgage payments, food and beverage inventory, utilities, supplies and materials, and supplier costs.