TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Powered by Love Live Local and the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, with help from our friends from the Brewster Chamber of Commerce, Canal Region Chamber of Commerce, Chatham Chamber of Commerce, Harwich Chamber of Commerce, Hyannis Chamber of Commerce, Mashpee Chamber of Commerce, Orleans Chamber of Commerce, and Provincetown Chamber of Commerce, Wellfeet Chamber of Commerce the Cape Cod Resilience Fund will provide direct grants to small business owners on Cape Cod to offer some relief from economic damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Virtually overnight, many small businesses on Cape Cod have been devastated by the unforeseen and unprecedented impact of this global pandemic. While necessary, strict mandates for business operations during the public health crisis, coupled with an uncertain outlook for the future and limited availability of government funding, have taken the wind out of these businesses’ sails. With the Cape’s high season on the horizon, the timing couldn’t be worse.
Owned by our neighbors, staffed by our friends, small, independent businesses are the cornerstones of our community and they need us now. Through the Cape Cod Resilience Fund, Cape Codders near and far can invest directly in sustaining our most vulnerable small businesses and help keep them going during this extraordinary moment in history.
or send a check to:
Downtown Hyannis CDC
P.O. Box 547,
Hyannis, MA 02601
just be sure to write CCRF in memo line
or send a Text to: CAPECODRESILIENCE to 44-321
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
How does it work?
The Cape Cod Resilience Fund will issue one-time grants of $500 to $2,000 to eligible Cape Cod small businesses with 1-20 full-time year-round employees to supplement day-to-day operational expenses such as rent, staff, supplies, inventory, marketing and training. Preference will be given to year-round, community minded, brick and mortar businesses located in a downtown area. The more money we raise, the more businesses we can help.
Look for the initial round of applications to open in early June 2020.
Are donations tax deductible?
All donations to the fund will be tax deductible through the Hyannis Main Street BID’s Downtown Hyannis Community Development Corporation (501(c)3 – 83-2583271).
Are these grants limited to Hyannis-based businesses?
No, any small business owned and operated on Cape Cod can apply. Preference will be given to year-round, community- minded, brick and mortar businesses located in a downtown area. Full eligibility criteria and applications will be available in early June!
Why is the Hyannis Main Street BID’s nonprofit backing the Cape Cod Resilience Fund?
The Hyannis Business Improvement District knows that a rising tide raises all boats. They know that when small businesses across Cape Cod succeed, we all succeed. That’s why the Cape Cod Resilience Fund isn’t limited to Hyannis’ small businesses.
Our business/organization would like to partner with the Cape Cod Resilience Fund. How do we do that?
Launching, growing, and maintaining the Cape Cod Resilience Fund requires both grassroots support and the generosity of those who have the capacity to give a little bit more. We would be thrilled to talk with you about how you can help, and how we can recognize your contribution. Please contact email@example.com.
Is the Cape Cod Resilience Fund going to go away after the Covid-19 crisis ends?
No, we’re in it for the long haul! We created the Cape Cod Resilience Fund in the wake of this public health crisis but our goal is to grow it over time so that it can be a ready resource for our small business community during especially challenging times. The Fund complements Love Live Local’s ongoing advocacy for the Cape Cod community and the importance of shopping local.