The Merchant’s Fund Restore and Reopen Grants

The Merchant’s Fund will be begin to accept applications to provide grants to small, independently-owned businesses in historically disadvantaged communities that have suffered property damage, vandalism or inventory losses during the recent civil unrest. Grants will be made up to $10,000 depending on the extent of damage and needs of the business.

Eligibility: Businesses must:

  • Occupy a storefront, retail, or commercial space physically located in Philadelphia. This includes kiosks.
  • Have experienced more than $500 in damage during civil unrest between May 30, 2020 and time of application.
  • Be independently-owned; franchises are eligible only if independently-owned.
  • Earn annual revenue of less than $2 million at the impacted location.
  • Be in compliance with all local, state, and federal taxes (or on an approved payment plan).
  • Have required federal, state, and local licenses and permits to legally operate.

Program Priorities: Due to limited funding, the Restore and Reopen grant program will prioritize businesses that:

  • Are located in historically disadvantaged communities.
  • Employ local residents.

The Fund will begin accepting applications on  Monday, June 22nd after 1:00 PM and will be open under Sunday, June 28th.

Information is also available in Chinese and Korean.