List of Financial Resources for the Restaurant & Hospitality Industry During Coronavirus Crisis

UPDATED MARCH 20

CulEpi is gathering sources of financial assistance to restaurant and hospitality workers and business owners across the US during the COVID-19 crisis. If you know of a resource that isn’t on our list (there’s many more than we have here for sure!) PLEASE TELL US so we can add it! Check back as we’ll be updating this list with more and more resources. Let’s do what we can to help this awesome industry and its hard-working people survive the financial Coronavirus crisis!

Sign The Petition to Bail Out the Industry and Its People! Change.org Save America’s Restaurants Petition

National

File For Unemployment US Department of Labor

Dining Bond Initiative Buy gift certificates at a 25% discount. The program is open to all restaurants.

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation Make a donation or apply for assistance.

One Fair Wage Emergency Relief Fun Make a donation or apply for assistance.

USBG Bartender Emergency Assistance Program Financial assistance for bars and bartenders.

Another Round. Another Rally. Make a donation or apply for assistance.

Rent Assistance General list of agencies that provide rent in times of crisis.

SBA Small Business Disaster Loans U.S. Small Business Administration apply for loans.

Southern Smoke Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund Make a donation or apply for assistance.

California

Los Angeles GoFundMe Make a donation or apply for assistance.

Lee Initiative Make a donation for emergency relief in LA (more cities to come).

CA Employment Development Department: Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Small Businesses Resiliency Fund Apply for assistance.

Georgia

Giving Kitchen Make a donation and/or get assistance.

Kentucky

Lee Initiative Make a donation for emergency relief in Louisville (more cities to come).

Louisiana

United Way Fund Grants for Hospitality Workers Apply beginning March 21st, Make a donation.

Massachusetts

Boston GoFundMe Make a donation or apply for financial assistance.

Cambridge Virtual Tip Jar Give a Tip and/or get on the list.

Lowell GoFundMe Make a donation or apply for financial assistance.

Restaurant Strong Fund Make a donation or apply for financial assistance.

Michigan

Lansing GoFundMe Make a donation or apply for assistance.

Nebraska

Omaha Community Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund Make a donation.

Metro Omaha Virtual Tip Jar Give a Tip and/or get on the list.

New York

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation NYC make a donation or apply for assistance.

COVID-19 Food Hub NYC NYC make a donation or apply for assistance.

Unemployment Insurance Apply for unemployment without the 7-day waiting period.

Lee Initiative Make a donation for emergency relief in NYC (more cities to come).

New Hampshire

Dover GoFundMe Make a donation or apply for assistance.

Ohio

Lee Initiative Make a donation for emergency relief in Cincinnati (more cities to come).

Oregon

Family Meal Make a donation and/or Apply for a Grant.

Pennsylvania

Greater Pittsburgh GoFundMe Make a donation or apply for assistance.

Tennessee

Tennessee Action for Hospitality Sign a petition to get financial assistance to hospitality workers.

Texas

Southern Smoke Foundation Make a donation or apply for funds.

Virginia

Charlottesville Restaurant Community Fund Make a donation or apply for financial assistance.

Richmond GoFundMe Make a donation or apply for financial assistance.

Washington State

Seattle GoFundMe Rent Fund Make a donation to help hospitality workers pay their rent.

Lee Initiative Make a donation for emergency relief in Seattle (more cities to come).

Washington DC

DMV Restaurant Worker Relief Fund Make a donation or apply for financial assistance.

DC Virtual Tip Jar Give a Tip and/or get on the list.

Lee Initiative Make a donation for emergency relief in Washington DC (more cities to come).

DC Metro Area (VA and MD)

Hook Hall Helps Supplies, meals, resources for MetroDC.

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