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Small business grant fund launched

By submitted, 04/19/20 8:30 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, with founding partner
Vistaprint, has launched the Save Small Business Fund, a grant program to provide
assistance to small businesses owners impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Funded by
contributions from corporate and philanthropic partners, the Foundation will distribute $5,000
grants to small employers in economically vulnerable communities in the United States and
its territories.
“Small business owners are facing unprecedented challenges. The needs are urgent and
every dollar counts,” said Carolyn Cawley, president of the U.S. Chamber Foundation. “While
the demand is great, we’re proud to be able to contribute to the many efforts underway to
help small employers get through the next days and weeks and on the road to recovery for
their communities.”
The Save Small Business Fund is part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Save Small
Business Initiative— a nationwide program to address small businesses’ immediate needs,
mitigate closures and job losses, and mobilize support for long-term recovery. The
Foundation is launching the fund with support from founding partner, Vistaprint, and additional
donations from supporting partners, Merck, S&P Global Foundation, and Travelers.
“Small businesses are the soul of every community, and right now our communities are facing
hardship,” says Vistaprint CEO Robert Keane. “I started Vistaprint out of my apartment 25
years ago and I know firsthand how hard it is for small business owners. I have been – and
continue to be – amazed by their passion, resilience and ability to persevere through change.
As a champion and marketing partner for small businesses, Vistaprint is there when the
challenges hit, and we are doing all we can to help them stay in business. We are proud to be
partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to provide a lifeline during this
Grant applications open on April 20, 2020. To qualify, applicants must employ between three
and 20 people, be located in an economically vulnerable community, and have been harmed
financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will be awarded weekly on a rapid and rolling
basis until all funds have been disbursed.
To learn more about the Save Small Business Fund or apply for a grant, visit