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Small Businesses

Disaster Relief Fund

The San Rafael Small Business COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund online application is now closed. A selection committee will review the submitted applications and a decision regarding funding will be made in the next few weeks.  Thank you for your patience.

The San Rafael Small Business COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund (the “Relief Fund”) was created to help small businesses struggling to maintain cash flow and financial solvency during these unprecedented times. The fund creation is the result of collaboration between the County of Marin, the City of San Rafael and the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce. Leaders came together with the common goal to help small businesses sustain their operations due to the pandemic and shelter-in-place mandate.

The Relief Fund allowed qualified small businesses to apply for one-time grants in amounts up to $5,000 to help pay for immediate operational costs, including but not limited to rent, payroll, utilities and loan payments.

If you would like to donate to the San Rafael Small Business COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund, please visit the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce's website to submit a donation online.

Please note that there is a 3% fee for each transaction, so if you would like to submit a check instead, please mail the check here:

San Rafael Chamber Educational Foundation, Inc.
817 Mission Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901


The Marin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be hosting a series of webinars the week of April 14th, 2020 to assist businesses with marketing and social media during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The webinars will also feature guidance on various disaster loan programs with the latest information from the Small Business Administration (SBA).  All webinars are free, will be recorded if you are unable to attend, and will include an extensive Q&A portion to address business concerns.  Check out additional clarification regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) here.

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