Thanks to the generosity of key community leaders, each dollar contributed to the Boost Up Bend fund will be matched, up to $20,000. These grants help local, small businesses in Bend defray costs related to reopening their doors.
Grants are available up $2,500 to businesses with less than 15 full time equivalent staff sizes and sole proprietors. Funds are specifically to help defray costs for businesses to reopen, including personal protection equipment, sanitizing supplies, needed changes to physical spaces and more.
Within an hour of announcing the fund, there were 15 applications. Within four days, we are at nearly 200 applications. The need is great, and additional contributions to allow the committee to issue grants to as many qualified applicants as possible.
Make donations here. All contributions are appreciated!