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Sunnyvale Cares

About 5,000 small businesses provide the goods and services we rely on every day in Sunnyvale. They are our favorite repair shops, restaurants, florists, salons, grocers and more. Many owners and their employees are struggling to survive in this challenging time. They need us now more than ever. Show them Sunnyvale Cares by donating to help with their expenses. Your donation is tax deductible and businesses get 100% of the funds.

Please send your donation checks to:

Enterprise Foundation
Attn: Lourdes Arvizu, SV Cares Fund
1887 Monterey Road, Suite 215, San Jose, CA  95112
EIN: 26-1670171

Small Business Assistance Grant Program

To help small businesses impacted by COVID-19 the City created the Sunnyvale Cares Small Business Assistance Grant Program. We committed up to $600,000 in one-time matching funds to the program. Helping launch the program, additional donors include Google ($300,000), LinkedIn ($100,000), Intuitive Foundation ($200,000) and the Jay Paul Company ($100,000). The Enterprise Foundation, a 501c3 organization, is the City’s partner to administer the program.

The program offers grants up to $15,000 for qualified small businesses. Businesses must have from one to fifty full-time employees. Restaurants may have up to 100 full-time employees.

Grant funds may be used to cover payroll, rent, inventory and personal protective equipment.

Grant Award Amounts

*Number of Employees Grant Amount
1 to 5 $5,000
6 to 30 $10,000
31 to 50, or up to 100 for restaurants $15,000

Note: *Number of employees on March 17, 2020 as reported on your business license.

Determine Your Eligibility

Besides number of employees, to be eligible you must:

  • Have an active City of Sunnyvale business license
  • Operate a physical commercial store in the city
  • Be in good financial standing with the City of Sunnyvale

The following businesses are not eligible for grants:

  • National chains
  • Local chains with three or more locations
  • Home-based businesses

Requirements and How to Apply

When to apply: Online applications will be available and accepted starting Wednesday, May 27 at 1 p.m. until Tuesday, June 2 at 1 p.m.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, you must include the following with your application:

  • Business name, address, type, number of employees, license number and owner’s name
  • Amount of monthly rent amount and landlord’s name and number
  • 2020 business bank statements for February, March and April as PDFs
  • Amount of income loss due to COVID-19
  • Your confirmation the information is accurate under penalty of perjury

Grants will be awarded by a lottery system based on the number of qualified applicants.

Contact Us

By email or phone: 408-730-7607

Last Updated: May 14, 2020