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    Restaurant Grants Available: Applications Now Open!

    By Tony Archuleta-Perkins, MBA, MS–

    We are excited to announce that applications are now open for a series of grants for local businesses celebrating LGBTQ & Allied business resilience as part of the return of the NGLCC (National LGBT Chamber of Commerce) Community Impact Grant Program in 2024, in partnership with Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA) and supported by the Grubhub Community Fund.

    These grants, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, offer funding for various purposes, such as enhancing security measures, acquiring new equipment, engaging in community initiatives, marketing, and PR efforts, bolstering digital and e-commerce presence, procuring products, implementing staff training programs, supporting employee wages and incentives, maintaining or upgrading existing infrastructure, and more.

    For some historical context, in 2023, GGBA was able to award $80,000 in grants to fifteen local eateries thanks to NGLCC and the Grubhub Community Fund! Our goal for 2024 is to increase the award amounts to over $100K for the San Francisco Bay Area.

    This West grant application is open now through June 25, 2024. For more information and to apply:

    You can also contact the NGLCC team with any questions at

    Tony Archuleta-Perkins is the founder and owner of Ide8 Real Estate. He has worked in finance for 25 years, ten of those years specifically as a fractional CFO. He has two master’s degrees: an MBA and a Master of Science in Real Estate. In addition to his educational and professional pedigree, Archuleta-Perkins has a passion for advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. He proudly volunteers and serves on two boards here in San Francisco: President of the Golden Gate Business Association and Treasurer of the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance, SF Chapter. He and his husband enjoy international traveling and scuba diving. 

    GGBA – Golden Gate Business Association
    Published on June 13, 2024