Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund

$10,000 grants available for selected restaurants affected by natural disasters like fires, floods, and hurricanes.

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How it works

1
Merchant Portal

Apply

Applications are now open through December 30.

2
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Review Period

Applicants will be notified in mid-January 2023.

3
Track and optimize advertising and marketing campaigns on DoorDash

Grants Distributed

Selected grant recipients will receive the funds in February 2023.

DRF - Eligibility

Who can apply

Restaurants must have:

  • A brick & mortar location

  • No more than three total locations 

  • 50 or fewer employees per location 

  • Been open for at least six months 

  • Revenues of $3M or less per location in the last 12 months 

  • Been impacted by an eligible state or federally-declared natural disaster, including but not limited to wildfires, hurricanes, and earthquakes

Applications must be submitted within 12 months of the declared disaster. Grants can be used to cover expenses directly related to an eligible disaster.

COVID-19 related damages are not eligible or considered by this fund. See the FAQs page for more information.

Preparing for a disaster

  1. Join the DoorDash community on Hello Alice to receive preparedness education and community support.

  2. Create a disaster preparedness plan with resources from Ready.Gov and Emergency Action Plan for Food Establishments.

  3. Apply for disaster loan assistance.

  4. Read up on restaurant insurance.

  5. Apply for emergency lodging assistance.

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Donate to disaster relief

40% of small businesses never reopen after a natural disaster. Contribute to disaster relief efforts by donating to the grant fund. 

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The Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund is funded by DoorDash and brought to life in partnership with Hello Alice.