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#BlackFoodEnergy Restaurant Grant

We’ve teamed up with Black Opportunity Fund to offer $10,000 grants to 13 Canadian Black-owned restaurants.

Eligible restaurateurs are not required to be existing DoorDash partners in order to apply.


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The grant application period has now ended.

How it works

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Apply

Applications are open now until October 28, 2022.

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Review Period

Applicants will be notified in December.

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Grants Distributed

Selected grant recipients will receive the funds in January 2023.

Example grant project objectives may include:

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Technology improvement

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Upgrading restaurant interior or equipment

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Market expansion & branding

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Who can apply 

Restaurants must: 

  • Be majority Black-Owned

  • Have a valid CRA business number

  • Be incorporated and in good standing under a relevant federal or provincial corporate statute

  • Have between 1 and 3 physical locations, and be open for at least 6 months continuously

  • Have 50 or fewer employees per location

  • Have a web presence (i.e., website, social media, etc.)

  • Be able to demonstrate how they help to support their local neighbourhood/community

  • Articulate what #Black Food Energy means to them

  • Articulate the Restaurant innovation

  • Be able to provide a project budget for the initiative for which funding is being sought;

  • Have a dedicated business bank account

Eligible restaurateurs are not required to be existing DoorDash partners in order to apply.


Examples of restaurant innovation

Are you a Black-owned restaurant using innovative techniques to help grow your business? Innovation can mean:

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Innovative cooking methods and recipes

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Bringing traditional cultural dishes to new audiences

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Using food as an educational tool to increase cultural awareness and understanding

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Finding ways to bring healthier foods to underserved communities

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Up-cycling or incorporating sustainability into your menu or production process

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Using technology to reach new customers

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Amplificamos a los restauranteros afroamericanos a través de #BlackFoodEnergy 

#BlackFoodEnergy celebra, amplifica y apoya a los chefs negros y a los restaurantes propiedad de personas negras en la plataforma DoorDash. A través de este programa, DoorDash continúa con su compromiso de ayudar a crear más oportunidades para los emprendedores negros en la industria alimentaria. Los beneficios del programa incluyen:

  • Oportunidades adicionales de marketing y amplificación para las empresas de propietarios de raza negra dentro y fuera de la plataforma DoorDash

  • Acceso a oportunidades de financiamiento para explorar nuevas vías de crecimiento

  • Acceso a programas, recursos e iniciativas personalizados de los socios de DoorDash enfocados en ayudar a los emprendedores negros canadienses

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Leveling the playing field for restaurateurs  

#BlackFoodEnergy is an extension of the DoorDash Entrepreneurship & Access Program, which offers additional support for restaurants on the DoorDash platform owned by women, immigrants, and people of colour.

Black Food Energy x Black Opportunity Fund

The #BlackFoodEnergy Restaurant Grant is funded by DoorDash in partnership with Black Opportunity Fund.