Help Local Businesses

We are creating a fund to support our local African American small businesses severely impacted by the pandemic.  And now we are asking our supporters to match our initial investment in our community.  Your contributions will go a long way to extend our effort to support local businesses that need help now.  We are seeking donations that start at $500.00, but no contribution is too small.  Donations of $2500.00 or more are tax deductible.

The Branch has so far been able to provide $2,000 each to three local small businesses, Perry’s Joint, The Little Red Hen and LeBerry Bakery.  This is a start, and our goal is to extend our support to additional small businesses.

Your support to the fund at this time is critically important.  We have reached the point where collective support of each other is vital.  Our African American business community needs your support now more than ever.  Thank you.

Apply for Assistance

For businesses that would like to apply for COVID-19 Local Black Businesses Stimulus Fund, please fill out this application:

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