Restaurants Care Resilience Fund Offers $5K Grants for Independent Eateries

By: Editorial Staff


Oct 27, 2023


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  • Restaurants Care Resilience Fund has opened its Fall Application Cycle, where independent restaurants across California can now apply for grants of up to $5,000 to enhance their business resilience.
  • The application window extends from October 25 to November 8.
  • The fund is powered entirely by donations and provides crucial assistance to food and beverage workers and small restaurants, extending a lifeline to those in need throughout the year.

The Restaurants Care Resilience Fund has opened its fall application cycle from October 25 to November 8. This initiative is offering a lifeline in the form of grants, which can reach up to $5,000, addressing a spectrum of crucial needs for eateries aiming to navigate unforeseen challenges. From kitchen equipment upgrades to employee training, the fund strives to bolster the stability of this vital sector of the California economy.

The Restaurants Care Resilience Fund, a non-profit entity, provides hope and stability for California’s food and beverage community. Established as a program of the California Restaurant Foundation, this 501c3 nonprofit organization has been dedicated to serving the community since 1981.

Its mission is twofold: to provide immediate support to food and beverage workers facing illness, injury, natural disasters, or the death of an immediate family member and to fortify the resilience of independent restaurants in the state.

Support for Food and Beverage Workers

One facet of Restaurants Care is its unwavering commitment to assisting food and beverage workers. It extends financial support of up to $2,500 directly to individuals enduring crises like illness, injury, natural disasters, or family bereavement.

These grants help cover essential needs such as groceries and rent, ensuring that these workers can recover from their crises with a measure of financial security. Since its inception in 2017, Restaurants Care has supported over 2,200 food and beverage workers and their families.

Resilience Grants for Independent Restaurants

In recognition of the vital role played by independent restaurants in California’s culinary landscape, Restaurants Care introduced grants tailored to these establishments in 2021. Independent restaurants can apply for grants that range from $3,000 to $10,000, depending on the available funds.

These grants can be used for various purposes, including investments in kitchen equipment, technology upgrades, employee training, retention bonuses, and addressing unforeseen hardships. By doing so, Restaurants Care strives to build resilience in these small businesses, ensuring they can overcome unexpected obstacles and thrive in California’s vibrant food and beverage scene.

100% Donor-Powered Safety Net

What sets Restaurants Care apart is its reliance on the generosity of donors. The fund is entirely donor-powered, and its impact is only made possible through the contributions of individuals and organizations dedicated to supporting California’s food and beverage community. The impact of this initiative is substantial, as evidenced by the 2022 Impact Report, which highlighted the fund’s contributions to providing stable housing, purchasing essentials like baby formula, and helping with payroll, ultimately keeping hundreds of people afloat.

Wrap up

The Restaurants Care Resilience Fund stands as a testament to the power of community support in times of need. By offering financial support to food and beverage workers and independent restaurants it serves as a vital resource that helps safeguard the well-being of California’s culinary professionals and ensure the continued success of the state’s diverse and dynamic food and beverage scene.

As the fall application cycle opens, it allows independent restaurants to bolster their operations and emerge more assertive in the face of unforeseen challenges.


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