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GR Chamber Foundation creates relief fund for small businesses

Posted at 10:28 AM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 10:28:05-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — What is called a Rapid Response Economic Relief Fund has been created by the Greater Grand Rapids Chamber Foundation to support small businesses in West Michigan through short-term financial relief.

  • Grants have been awarded to 44 applicants totalling $415,000, the foundation said in a release.
  • While about $1 million has been donated to the effort, the foundation says its goal is $3 million, which would be used to help businesses with five to 25 full-time employees. Grants will amount to $5,000 to $10,000.

Businesses seeking to apply and anyone seeking to donate can go here

The foundation listed these companies and foundations as supporters:

  • Amway
  • CDV5 Foundation
  • Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation
  • Deloitte
  • Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation
  • Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation
  • Jandernoa Foundation
  • Kate and Richard Wolters Foundation
  • Peter C. & Emajean Cook Foundation
  • Priority Health
  • Profile Films
  • SpartanNash