We know that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.
Keep your workforce going strong
Help with your rent costs
Connect with more customers
Cover operational costs
Up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in more than 30 countries where we operate will be able to receive the grant.
Thank you Facebook for doing this, with the Payroll Protection Program funds running out, this will help many businesses. Please consider expanding it to other tiers besides “between 2 and 50 employees” … many of the small businesses that really utilize Facebook ads and business services are 100 or less, or 150 or less.
Adafruit is over 50 employees (not eligible as per Facebook), and spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on Facebook ads, even credits going forward for businesses like ours would help as many businesses start a recovery return to work (we are operating an essential business making face shields and electronics, and have stopped all Facebook and Google ads).
Expanding the $100M in cash grants to more small businesses with 100 to 150 employees will help preserve jobs and their local communities.
Additionally, if there were specific grant programs for minority owned businesses and woman-owned businesses that would further help.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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