Loans & Grants

List of national, state and local resources on funding opportunities. New resources are added as information becomes available.

State loan/grant programs
California

California Office of the Small Business Advocate

California Small Agricultural Business Drought & Flood Relief Grant Program

The California Small Agricultural Business Drought & Flood Relief Grant Program will provide relief to small agricultural businesses that experienced a decline in annual gross receipts or gross profits due to drought or flood conditions. 


Area served: California
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Local government loan/grant programs
California

City of San Francisco

Legacy Business Registry

Long-standing small businesses in San Francisco can join the Registry for recognition, marketing and business help, and grants. The business must have operated in San Francisco for 30 years or more, had no break in SF operations for more than 2 years, contributed to San Francisco’s history or identity and also be committed to keeping its history alive. 

Area served: San Francisco, California
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Local government loan/grant programs
California

City of Los Angeles

Reusable Foodware Microgrant Program

​​​The Reusable Foodware Microgrant Program provides financial support to eligible food service establishments within the City of Los Angeles to assist with the purchase of washable, durable, reusable foodware. Eligible food service establishments will receive FREE technical assistance, training, and the purchase, delivery, and set up of reusable foodware. Funds are limited and are distributed on a first-come-first-served basis.

Area served: South Los Angeles, Wilmington, Boyle Heights and Pacoima, California
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Corporate loan/grant programs
California

Feed the Hunger Fund

Feed the Hunger Fund

The Feed the Hunger Fund is a unique food-focused loan program infuses capital and business expertise into communities excluded from traditional financing options.

Area served: California
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Local government loan/grant programs
Oregon

Coos Economic Development Corporation

Coos Economic Development Corporation Grants

For small businesses in Coos County: Berlin, Colebrook, Gorham, Lancaster, and Whitefield. Grant awardees will receive up to $5,000 towards storefront rent for 3-months, insurance, utilities, signage, and other reasonable expenses.

Area served: Coos County: Berlin, Colebrook, Gorham, Lancaster, and Whitefield, Oregon
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted

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National Resources

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Corporate loan/grant programs
National

American Express, Main Street Alliance

Backing Small Businesses

The Backing Small Businesses grant program supports economically vulnerable and under-resourced small businesses with community reach. This year, eligible small business owners can apply for $10,000 grants for projects that grow or improve their businesses by building community, supporting their economic viability, or bolstering meaningful change. Applications will open on March 14 at 9:00 am CT.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Application deadline: Sunday, April 7, 2024
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Corporate loan/grant programs
National

Founders First CDC

Kitty Fund Mompreneur Business Grant

The Kitty Fund makes small micro investments in Moms who are running employer-based small businesses with two or more employees. 

Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Tuesday, April 16, 2024
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Government loan/grant programs
National

U.S. Department of the Treasury

State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provide a substantial infusion of resources to help turn the tide on the pandemic, address its economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Corporate loan/grant programs
National

Barclays

Small Business Big Wins

What’s your small business story? Winning stories will receive one of 60 cash prizes starting at $2,000, with a Grand Prize of $60,000.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Monday, March 4, 2024
Corporate loan/grant programs
National

DoorDash

Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund (Winter Round - 2024)

DoorDash, in partnership with Hello Alice, has started a Fund to provide grants and resources to local restaurants across the United States and Puerto Rico affected by natural disasters.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Friday, March 29, 2024