Donate to Alameda Strong

At its May 19 meeting the City Council approved $600,000 for grants to small businesses who were severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But so many more local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and residential renters still need help. Donate to the “Alameda Strong” community fund today to help fund emergency relief grants.

The city hopes to raise more than $1 million for grants that will help the city’s small businesses reopen and recover, as well as to help non-profit organizations and residential tenants adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses and non-profit organizations can use the funds to pay for operating, payroll and other expenses.

The maximum grant for small businesses and non-profit organizations is $7,500. Donations in support of residential tenants will be used to pay one month’s rent directly to the tenant’s landlord. The maximum grant is $3,500.

Donations can be made online by clicking on the “Donate” button at alamedastrong.org. Donors can also make a check payable to: “Alameda Strong Fund” and mail it to East Bay Community Foundation; Attn: Alameda Strong Fund; 200 Frank Ogawa Plaza; Oakland CA 94612.

The city is also soliciting corporate donations through sponsorships that will ensure the ability to offer impactful grants to small businesses including sole proprietors in the City of Alameda.

Donations will be 100 percent restricted to pandemic relief for nonprofit arts and other organizations, small businesses, and residential tenants, and will not be commingled or used in any way by the Alameda General Fund.

Donate at www.alamedastrong.org. Donations are tax deductible.