Over the years our local businesses have been there for our community, sponsoring our youth sports programs, donating to our charities and fundraisers, sponsoring events, and being great community partners for all of our activities. During this unprecedented time, it is time for us to return the favor. We need to be there for our North Baldwin Businesses. To emerge from this with our community strong and intact, we need to ensure that what makes us special – our small businesses – not only survive but thrive. To that end, the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce board and staff are taking an ‘all hands on deck’ approach to keep our businesses informed about all of the resources available to them. In addition to keeping our community and businesses informed the North Baldwin Chamber Foundation has established the Small Business Relief Fund in an effort to provide immediate relief to those impacted by COVID-19.
Give Big. Give Local. Support Small. As North Baldwin County unites together to support its small business community, the Small Business Relief Fund has been established to quickly administer much needed funding during these challenging times. Whether you are a business, foundation, or individual, we must rally together to provide relief for our small business community. Our local economy thrives on small businesses and the need for help is urgent. Give big, give local and support small today.
The Small Business Relief Fund is a North Baldwin Chamber Foundation fund and all contributions are tax deductible. The North Baldwin Chamber Foundation is a non profit 501c3 and is registered as such with the IRS #45-2959533.
Donations can be made online by CLICKING HERE or checks can be made payable to North Baldwin Chamber Foundation (Memo: Small Business Relief Fund) and mailed to North Baldwin Chamber, P.O. Box 310, Bay Minette, AL 36507
Small Businesses must meet the following criteria to be eligible for applications:
Must have experienced a financial hardship as a result of COVID-19
Must have employed 50 or less Full Time Employees (or Full Time Equivalent) as of February 29th, 2020
Must be in good standing with state and local government jurisdictions
Must have a physical location in the North Baldwin Service area to include – Bay Minette, Stapleton, Stockton, Tensaw, Rabun, Perdido, Pine Grove, Whitehouse Fork and Crossroads; Identifying zip codes include – 36507, 36578, 36562, 36579 and 36550.
Qualifying applicants can be awarded up to $5,000 to help provide some immediate relief to their business. Applications will be evaluated based on demonstrated financial need and subject to all eligibility requirements. Awards will be made based on total resources available in the fund.
Please note that nonprofit organizations are not eligible for funding through the Small Business Relief Fund at this time.
Please note that home based businesses are not eligible for funding through the Small Business Relief Fund at this time.