Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund
$10,000 grants available for selected restaurants across the United States, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada affected by natural disasters like fires, floods, and hurricanes.
How it works
Applications are received and reviewed on a quarterly basis. Review the eligibility requirements and submit an application for the current funding round.
Selected applicants will be notified the month after the application period closes.
Selected grant recipients will receive the funds the month after the application period closes.
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
Located in United States, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Australia, or Canada
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.
Preparing for a disaster
Join the DoorDash community on Hello Alice to receive preparedness education and community support.
Apply for disaster loan assistance.
Read up on how to always be ready for natural disasters.
Apply for emergency lodging assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you operate a restaurant in the United States or Puerto Rico, you can apply for a grant from the Disaster Relief Fund at Hello Alice.
If you operate a restaurant in Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, you can apply for a grant from the Disaster Relief Fund at Global Entrepreneurship Network.
Grant recipients will be selected based on criteria published. Recipients will be notified on a rolling basis after 30 days of the application closing.
Be a for-profit business located and registered in one of the fifty United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Australia, or Canada; AND
Be a restaurant, gastropub or bakery with a brick & mortar location that has experienced a loss in revenue as a direct result of a state of emergency or federally-declared natural disaster which occurred within the last 12 months;
have 3 or fewer total locations;
have 50 or fewer employees per location;
have been open for at least 6 months;
have revenues of $3M USD or less per location in 2022; AND
This grant is only intended to cover disasters that occur from natural processes of the Earth such as hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. COVID-19 related damages are not eligible.