Fundraising and Crowd Sourcing



GoFundMe has partnered with Yelp to allow independent businesses to start fundraisers and accept donations through Yelp’s pages. The Yelp Foundation and GoFundMe also both pledged to donate up to $1 million to the Small Business Relief Fund.

James Beard Foundation

James Beard Foundation started a Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund to provide microgrants to independent food and beverage small businesses in need.


Kabbage launched an online hub to help boost sales for U.S small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including a system through which businesses can sell gift cards to consumers for use at a later date.


Kangaroo wants to support business owners who are unable to be physically present at their offices: The security startup is offering free (for three months) security camera and monitoring kits.

Revel Systems

Revel Systems, a cloud-based point of sale company, created a $1 million Revel Relief Program that will be allocated to small business customers experiencing coronavirus-related issues.


Ring announced its Neighbor Pledge initiative, which encourages individuals and groups to create pledge groups to support local businesses.


Seated launched a hotline for restaurant owners to get advice from finance and law experts in the hospitality industry. 

Shea Moisture

SheaMoisture created a $1 million relief fund for minority-owned businesses impacted by COVID-19.

National Restaurant Association

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation announced the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund that will provide grants on a first-come first-served basis to restaurant owners and employees in need.

The Restaurant Worker's Community Foundation

The Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation formed a COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund for small businesses and their restaurant workers, and is accepting donations.


Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman announced the company is providing $25 million in coronavirus relief for independent restaurant and nightlife businesses in the form of waived advertising fees, and free advertising, products and services.


Hello Alice

Hello Alice provides key resources Updated daily, with real-world funding, resources, and support for small business owners adapting to the impacts of coronavirus.

Southern Smoke Foundation

Southern Smoke Foundation provides funding to individuals in the food and beverage industry who are in crisis

RWCF COVID-19 Emergency Relief

RWCF COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

The RCWF Board of Directors has approved directing funds raised during this crisis to be allocated in the following ways: