Retail & Small Business Support


LISC will use the Verizon funding to provide grants of up to $10,000 to businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19—especially entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically underserved communities who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital. Apply here.

With a new contribution from The Coca-Cola Company, in just 10 days more than $10 million has been raised for the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (RERF) to support U.S. restaurant workers financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Apply here. The Association is giving 100% of all funds raised to restaurant workers.  Donations are also accepted. NRA has also published a Restaurant Industry Blueprint for Recovery.  Special thanks to Ms. Terrez Thompson of Coca-Cola and Mr. Edward Hoffman for sharing this information with National ACE.


Rally for Restaurants is a grassroots initiative to give restaurants a fighting chance amidst the COVID-19 health crisis.

Relief for restaurants and bars impacted by Covid-19. $25 million in relief, primarily focused on supporting independent, local restaurant and nightlife businesses, in the form of waived advertising fees and free advertising, products, and services during this period.


Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where we operate.


The Foundation is launching a fund that will be gathering support from corporate, foundation, and individual donors to provide micro-grants to independent food and beverage businesses in need.


The Small Business Relief Fund will provide micro-grants to qualifying small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Walmart is also working to help small businesses by holding Open Call events.  This Walmart's U.S. manufacturing initiative makes production more affordable and feasible in the United Statess. We're searching for U.S.-based companies so that we can bring our customers more U.S. made products and manufacturers can create more jobs in America. 

Due to the severe impact of COVID-19 on so many businesses,Walmart has worked with companies who lease space to offer their services to our customers, creating a Town Square type of experience. To support these business partners during this trying time, we’ve waived rent for all Walmart property partners for the month of April and will continue to monitor the need for additional support past April. This will help thousands of these entrepreneurs who take up more than 10,000 leased spaces within our stores.

Additional details concerned Walmart's response to COVID-19 can be found here. Answering your questions.

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Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a national 501(c)3 non-profit food rescue organization, operating in 16 cities and headquartered in New York City, that provides solutions to prevent excess wholesome cuisine from being wasted. RLC provides services such as food waste consulting, excess food delivery, co-branding services, and tax credit assistance.


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Independent Restaurant Coalition advocates on behalf of all independent restaurants for increased funding and making eligibility requirements conducive to the unique situation of restauranteurs.



Comcast Corporation's response on COVID-19.  Support for customers.