For all below you can help by donating or you can apply to receive assistance.
ROC (Restaurant Opportunities Centers) Disaster Relief Fund has set a target of $500,000 for its emergency relief fund, which seeks to help documented and undocumented restaurant workers who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. To apply click here.
Another Round, Another Rally is offering $500 grants to those who have lost jobs or hours. You can apply here online, and for aid in Spanish by telephone Mon – Fri 6:30am to 9:30pm EST at 480-702-1669.
United States Bartenders’ Guild has a Bartender Emergency Assistance Program where individuals can apply for financial relief and others can donate to the program.
To apply, click here. Eligibility requirements and selection criteria are on the application page.
Southern Smoke Foundation provides funding to individuals in the food and beverage industry who are in crisis. Applications are only through laptop, desktop, or tablet (not mobile devices), and the application process is completely anonymous.
Spill The Dish gives voice to restaurant and other service workers. Select your state from this page to see what resources are available.
4.15.2020 UPDATE: New Belgium Bar & Restaurant Relief Fund supports food and beverage communities in their hometowns of Fort Collins, CO and Asheville, NC. They are committed to matching donations up to $50,000, and are giving grants for food and beverage employees who have been laid off or furloughed. The application is currently closed after first round funding was distributed. They are working to raise more funding and plan to reopen the grant applications. Check back here.
One Fair Wage is supporting workers in crisis by providing cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers, and more who need the money they aren’t getting to survive. Their Intake Form is here.
Yelp recently unveiled $25 million in relief for local businesses in partnership with GoFundMe. The goal is to provide a fast and simple way for independent businesses to get donations through their Yelp pages, along with up to $1 million in total matching grants from the Yelp Foundation and GoFundMe.
Details for the Yelp/GoFundMe initiative are here.
Yelp Official Blog has a resource-rich page for businesses complete with information on all the free upgrades they are offering, ideas and tips for restaurants, using Yelp to share updates, how to update your Yelp page, and more.
The GoFundMe Small Business Relief campaign is here.
Gig Workers Collective has a resources page filled with assistance programs, free offers (i.e. Comcast is offering 2 months free internet to low-income applicants) and (offering donations to hourly workers who won’t get paid during the crisis). Great information on this one.
The James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund provides critical financial assistance to small, independent restaurants that, due to COVID-19, have an immediate need for funds to pay set operating expenses and keep from going out of business. They are gathering support from corporate, foundation, and individual donors to provide micro-grants to independent food and beverage businesses in need.
4.15.2020 UPDATE: the foundation is still not distributing funds or accepting applications. Here’s an FAQs page giving more information.