March 17, 2020

Merchant Community Fund

August 30, 2020

ROUND 2: Grant Recipients of the Community Merchant Fund

August 14, 2020

At the beginning of Shelter-in-Place, the Lower Haight Merchants & Neighbors Association created a Community Fund to directly help small businesses in the Lower Haight. We were able to distribute (16) $500 grants to businesses in the neighborhood.

Fast forward to August, who would’ve thought we’d still be in this mess? We know everyone is doing their best to stay afloat during these challenging times, so with that being said, we’re happy to announce a second round of grants for businesses in the Lower Haight. We have allocated (10) $500 grants to help merchants with any expenses such as rent, payroll, maintenance, utilities, or any other essential service pertaining to your business. We recommend that everyone apply, even if you feel your expense doesn’t qualify.

The deadline for submissions is midnight, Friday, August 21, 2020. Grants will be awarded the following week.

Please submit your grant request to

We wish everyone the best and stay safe! Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.



To apply, please answer the following questions in your grant submission:

Name of business:
Your need/use of funds (in less than 100 words): 
Contact name (owner/manager):
Contact Telephone:
Address for delivery of check: 
Contact Email: 
PayPal account name (if relevant): 



ROUND 1: Grant Recipients of the Community Merchant Fund