Mini-Grants for Entrepreneurs
and Small Businesses
AT THIS TIME OUR WAIT LIST FOR MINI-GRANTS IS FULL
WE WILL RELEASE OUR NEXT APPLICATION CYCLE AS SOON AS WE HAVE ADDITIONAL FUNDING.
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In 2022/2023 we awarded 48 mini-grants ($500 & $1,500) to entrepreneur Latino vendors
in Sonoma County through funding from the Latino Community Foundation.
In 2022/2023 we have awarded over 100 mini-grants ($1,500) to small businesses with less than
15 employees in Sonoma County affected by the pandemic. The funding is provided by ARPA funds
We have distributed over $14,000 of personal protective equipment during the pandemic as well as emergency preparedness kits
"For the Love of Rosa" Mini-Grant Recipients
“For the Love of Rosa" mini-grants were created to help Santa Rosa small businesses
The Movement Lab
The Movement Lab is a family style dance studio in Santa Rosa, CA offering many classes in various dance styles. They are well known for providing a warm & friendly environment. Kids, teens & adults love their Hip Hop!
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the studio has been limited to providing zoom dance classes. Studio owner Bernadette Alverio-Tonks is now teaching all zoom classes herself, as the studio is not bringing in revenue to pay for staff at this time. Bernadette is doing her best to maintain the dance space so her dance family can dance again when it’s safe. The proceeds from this mini-grant will be used towards utilities.
HOW can you help The Movement Lab? Visit their website or Facebook page and reach out to them to provide a donation or register for their zoom classes.
981 Airway Ct. #C
Santa Rosa. CA 95403
Business owner from "Bevessfloral" shared with us how blessed she felt when she was notified she would be a recipient of our $500 mini-grant plus the PPE kit. She shared how this could not have come at a better time as the financial burden of this pandemic continues to impact both her business and her home.
Our small businesses need us during these uncertain times. We invite you to visit Bevess Floral & Events at:
4221 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa CA 95405
La de da Salon
La de la salon was a recipient of our “For the love of Rosa” mini-grant. The proceeds of this grant helped cover out of pocket expenses the salon needed to make in order to comply with the most recent ordinance, which allows hair salons to operate out doors.
La de da salon is all set to meet your hair style needs in their NEW stylish tents. Learn more about la de da salon by visiting their website and give them a call:
513 E street
Santa Rosa CA 95404
HD Barber Studio
HD Barber Studio located at 989 Sebastopol Road in Santa Rosa was also one of the For the Love of Rosa mini-grant recipients. The owner shared with us he would be using the funds for utilities and towards rent. Like many other barbershop and salon owners, the owner of HD Barber Studio is paying rent for his studio space even though he is unable to perform his work inside his studio due to state restrictions as a result of the pandemic. We invite you to follow their studio Facebook page for updates.
Teresa Family Childcare
Teresa Family Childcare in Santa Rosa was also a recipient of our “For the Love of Rosa” $500 mini-grant and PPE kit. Teresa shared she would be using the funds to purchase tricycles the kids could ride outdoors. Teresa said she needed to create as many outdoor activities as possible due to the virus. During our visit to drop off the check and PPE kit she showed us the work being done to bring most activities outside.
Pazazz Hair and Nails
Pazazz is a hair and nail salon located at 2773 Yulupa Avenue in Santa Rosa. Unfortunately, the salon is closed at this time due to the state restrictions as a result of the pandemic.
The salon owner continues to pay the rent to maintain the salon space until she is able to open again. With funds raised by For the Love of Rosa, The Small Business Hardship Fund was able to provide a $500 mini-grant towards rent.
How can you help Pazazz Salon? Visit their website and Facebook page to learn about their services and consider purchasing a gift certificate for yourself or others to be used in the future.
Jorge Perez Auto Service
Jorge Perez Auto Service in Santa Rosa, another recipient of our “For the Love of Rosa” $500 mini-grant and PPE kit. Mr.Perez expressed he was very grateful and said the funds would be used towards rent.
Auto Saver Plus
Auto Savers Plus insurance in Santa Rosa was also a recipient of our “For the Love of Rosa” $500 mini-grant and PPE kit. The grant funds will be used towards rent to help during the months they were closed for business.
To learn more about them visit their website at:
Magic Mirror Photo Booth
Magic Photo Booth in Santa Rosa was also a recipient of our “For the Love of Rosa” $500 mini-grant and PPE kit. They were unable to operate their business for a long time due to Covid restrictions.
To learn more about them visit their website at:
SBHF Mini-Grant Recipients
Small business grants to businesses in Sonoma County
Petaluma Village Preschool
The Petaluma Village Preschool was the recipient of a mini-grant to help towards the creation of an outdoor garden environment for the children.
76 Oak Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
The Epicurean Connection
The Epicurean Connection (Cheesemaker, Culinary Educator, Chef, Consultant, Caterer) was financially burdened by the restrictions as a result of the pandemic and SBHF was able to provide a mini-grant at a time of need.
19670 8th Street East
Sonoma CA 95477