CID Restaurants and other Small Businesses Relief Fund
The relief fund is now closed.
February 13, 2021: The CID Restaurants and other Small Businesses Relief Fund is now closed. (Donations are no longer solicited.) All money in the fund will be granted to qualified small businesses in the coming weeks. Please continue to patronize your favorite small businesses directly, as they will need your continued support during these difficult times. You can also directly support the organizations behind the CID Business Relief Team (Friends of Little Saigon, CID Business Improvement Area, and SCIDpda) as we continue to help our small businesses find resources and navigate the economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to everyone for your support of small businesses in the Chinatown International District.
November 16, 2020: CID Business Relief Team re-ignites fundraising for relief fund to provide another round of aid during COVID-19 restrictions (Read the announcement here.)
July 28, 2020: Relief Fund for Chinatown-International District Small Businesses Raises $750K and Provides Aid to 165 Businesses (Read the announcement here.)
July 6, 2020: A third round of grants for additional financial support to previous grantees have been announced. (Read the announcement here.)
June 1, 2020: All donations made between May 30 to June 6 will support repairs to small businesses that were damaged last weekend. If the need is greater, we will consider expanding this fund. (Read the announcement here.)
May 12, 2020: The second round of grants from the relief fund to retailers have been announced.(Read the announcement here.)
April 2, 2020: The first round of grants from the relief fund to restaurants have been announced (Read the announcement by clicking here.)
100% of the relief fund will go directly to restaurants and other small businesses in the Chinatown International District (CID).
The Chinatown International District (stretching from 4th Avenue to Rainier Ave. S and Yesler Way to S Charles Street) is the heart of the Asian American Pacific Islander community in the Puget Sound region. The neighborhood is home to over 400 small businesses. This includes 140 restaurants, many of which have suffered a significant loss of revenue since late January when the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Washington State. Our businesses contribute so much to what makes the Chinatown ID a wonderful place. Many people have asked how to support these businesses, and eating the delicious food or visiting the retail that is still open helps. But we have heard that people want to do more.
The CID Restaurants and other Small Businesses Relief Fund – managed and disbursed by the Chinatown International District Business Improvement Area, Friends of Little Saigon, and the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (the CID Business Relief Team) – will give direct dollars to the small businesses in the CID to help them mitigate the impacts of this pandemic. The fund was seeded by a generous $100,000 donation from Vulcan. This initial contribution will focus on restaurants in the neighborhood, which have seen a severe decline in business since early February.
Additional donations raised by this fund will continue to be distributed directly to small businesses in the CID as we continue to learn the impacts of this situation on our neighborhood. 100% of the seed money from Vulcan and your individual donations will go directly to our small businesses.
2/13/21: The CID Restaurants and other Small Businesses Relief Fund has now closed. Thank you to everyone for your support of small businesses in the Chinatown International District. Please continue to patronize your favorite small businesses directly, as they will all need your continued support throughout the pandemic.
SCIDpda is the fiscal sponsor for this project, accepting donations through CIDpda, SCIDpda’s 501(c)3; all donations are tax-deductible.
Checks to be made out to: CIDPDA. Mail to:
attn: CID Restaurants and other Small Businesses Relief Fund
409 Maynard Ave S, Ste P2
Seattle, WA 98104