Merchants Fund small business grants

Posted by on September 7, 2008

The Merchants Fund final grant deadline for the year is Wednesday, October 1, 2008.  Please forward this email to your clients, colleagues, business owners, community partners, etc.   If you would like to join the list serv, send an email with the subject line “join the list serv” and include your contact information.

We strongly encourage you to call or email to review your project and plans.  Applications which are screened in advance by the staff and/or a community partner are more competitive.

TMF has four core grant making areas for businesses that have been established for at least three years:

Business Stabilization grants of up to $10,000 to help small businesses remain stable, viable and grow in the face of economic challenges and opportunities.

Emergency grants of between $1,000 and $20,000 to offset unavoidable harm caused by nature or man.  The staff can help you determine if your case fits the criteria for an emergency grant.

Business Loan matches of between $1,000 and $20,000 to match accredited government programs or bank loans.

The Merchants Fund selectively awards grants to foster the betterment of a group of merchants on a corridor or in a business district.  The application for this grant  is not available on the web.  Call and we can talk about your ideas and plan an application.

Please visit our web site for printable applications and detailed guidelines or contact us directly at   or  call 215-399-1339.  There are also brief descriptions of past grants on the web site to inspire and guide your efforts.

One year ago we opened our new grant initiatives.  Thank you for your support and enthusiasm.

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