As of September 30, 2020, 37% of small businesses in Washington, DC have remained closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The economic and personal impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic are increasingly devastating for individuals, families, and small businesses. Local Small Independent Business in the District of Columbia are in jeopardy, which will have serious impacts on their families, communities, and our economy as a whole.
TLF's goal is to expand on the 2020 technical assistance we provided during the second round of the PPP application period with the installation of a ThinkLocalDC Local Business Relief Fund! The goal is to raise $25,000 and seek a match from institutions of like visions and mission. With the launch of this local business relief fund, TLF will offer in-depth programming and financial assistance to the small local independent business community.
ThinkLocalDC Business Relief Fund aims to raise support for small local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis — especially owned by Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and Women. ThinkLocalDC Business Relief Fund provides relief to struggling self-employed and small business owners. We must step in as a source of stability for small businesses, BIPOC owned businesses, and self-employed individuals throughout this crisis. To do that, we need your help.