The 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.

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Applications Are Now Open!

Review eligibility requirements and submit an application for the fall funding round from October 03, 2022 – December 30, 2022. Applications must be submitted within 12 months of the declared disaster.

This grant is only intended to cover disasters that occur from natural processes of the Earth such as hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. COVID-19 related damages are not eligible.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be experiencing hardship due to a state or federally declared natural disaster
  • Must be independently owned
  • Must have a brick and mortar location, with 3 stores or fewer currently operating
  • Must have revenues of $3M or less per location in the last 12 months
  • Must employ 50 people or fewer per store

For full eligibility requirements, see the terms and conditions. Still have questions? Read our FAQ.

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Application Timeline

Applications for the spring funding round will be accepted from October 03, 2022 – December 30, 2022 at 6pm ET. Grant recipients will be selected based on criteria set out in the application and eligibility listed below.

Selected grant recipients from the spring round can expect to receive the funds no later than December 29, 2022.

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Announcing the Summer 2022 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 37 restaurants will receive a $10,000 grant for rent, utilities, maintenance, supplies and other essential expenses.

Congratulations to all the recipients below. Round 4 is currently open until December 30th. Click here to apply now!


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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 be used to 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. All restaurants meeting the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply. Restaurants do not need to be on the DoorDash platform to be eligible. A partnership with DoorDash or Caviar is not required or considered.

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