As the United States continues to look for ways to help the small businesses that are the backbone of our economy, several organizations have stepped forward to offer support.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a 501(C)(3), is one of the national organizations that is diligently working to provide financial relief. They are doing this through the Save Small Business Fund which is a key pillar of the U.S. Chamber’s Save Small Business Initiative.

Recognizing that small businesses do not have the same deep pockets as larger corporations to help them weather a pandemic emergency, the Save Small Business Fund is delivering $5,000 in short-term relief to employers across the United States who meet the guidelines.

This one-time supplemental cash grant is for businesses that meet the following three criteria:

  1. Employ between three and 20 employees AND
  2. Operate in an economically vulnerable community AND
  3. Have been financially harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic

To see if your business is located in an economically vulnerable area go to savesmallbusiness.com.Scroll down to “See if Your Business Qualifies.” You will be asked to enter your Zip code to see if your business is in an economically vulnerable community. If your Zip code qualifies, you can begin applying.

To apply for a grant, visit savesmallbusiness.com