As reopening orders slowly come into effect across state lines, businesses continue to face financial strains until some form of normalcy exists. Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest (BBB) has awarded an additional $21,500 through its Main St. Matters Grant Program to businesses experiencing hardship, bringing the total to over $100k granted since its inception.
As hundreds of applications go through the review process, the devastating impact of the pandemic weighs heavy on the heart. Even the smallest wins through the BBB Main St. Matters Grant Program allows light to shine at the end of the tunnel.
Awardees for this round of funding have been selected in part, for the exemplary strides they’ve made in their communities. Recipients express the gratitude and impact it has made for their business and appreciation for being selected.
“Thank you to all the donors of the grant program and to the staff of BBB who put this all together. I am grateful beyond words and feel that a good amount of weight has been lifted from my shoulders. If I can pay this forward by assisting or encouraging other businesses, I would be happy to do so.” – Maricopa County Awardee
Extended Applications, Apply Today
Awards will continue throughout the remainder of 2020 in forms of a $500 or $1,000 grants. Small businesses that operate within BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest’s service area and have been financially impacted during the COVID-19 crisis may apply.
Visit BBB’s website for application and criteria details.
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau (BBB) has been helping people find businesses and charities they can trust. In 2019, people turned to BBB more than 358 million times by checking more than 232 million business profiles – all available to the public for free at bbb.org. Incorporated locally in 1938, BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest covers Greater Arizona and Southern California with key campuses in Phoenix, San Diego, Newport Beach, Prescott, Yuma and Lake Havasu City. BBB Serving the Pacific Southwest is supported by over 19,000 BBB Accredited Businesses, making it one of the largest BBB nationwide. Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to high standards of ethical business practices in the marketplace. BBB provides objective expertise and educational programs on topics affecting marketplace trust.