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

Merchant Portal


Submit an application by June 30, 2022. Applications must be submitted within 12 months of the declared disaster.

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Review Period

Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified the week of July 18.

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Grants Distributed

Selected grant recipients will receive the funds no later than August 15, 2022.

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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

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.