Reopening Black Businesses Together

Your Contribution Has Power!

$25 allows a business to reopen
$50 gives a business an opportunity to stay open
$100 allows a business to rehire employees

Join us in making a difference!
We're raising money to benefit the Oakland African American Chamber Foundation's Resiliency Fund to assist our businesses in reopening. Any donation will help us make an impact.

Black businesses have  Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause.

More information about Oakland African American Chamber Foundation: Keeping Black Businesses Open for Business!

Common Asked Questions:
Grants will be made on a first come first serve basis to businesses whose application meets the eligibility criteria subject to the process as set forth  by the Advisory Council

There is a limited allocation of money subject to funds raised

No collateral or personal guarantees are required. Neither the government, lenders or the OAACCF will charge small businesses any fees. The award is a grant and is not required to be paid back

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for a grant, businesses must meet the following requirements as it pertains to a member’s business:

Be able to show business legitimacy:
In business for a minimum of one year Provide any form of business documentation – website, business pictures. etc.
Business bank statements for 3 months in 2020 that includes the business address and business name
A valid business license dated 05/01/20 or earlier
A valid identification card (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
A completed W9 form upon grant approval (access a fillable form here)
Preferably an existing Chamber member.  If dues have not been paid for 2020, the chamber member would be allowed to pay as part of their application process.
Non-Member, applicable Membership Fees will apply to all grants awarded and accepted, on a case by case basis.
**REQUIRED:  Members and Non-members applicants should be prepared to show a 2018 or 2019 tax return if they do not operate under one of the above requirements.

Donations

  • GoFundMe Team 
    • $750 
    • 5 d
  • Colleen Camp 
    • $50 
    • 6 d
  • Destah Owens  
    • $50 
    • 12 d
  • Elizabeth Lindner 
    • $25 
    • 13 d
  • Ehren Tool 
    • $40 
    • 14 d
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Fundraising team: OAACC for Black Businesses (6)

Chamaine Woffard 
Organizer
Raised $1,675 from 21 donations
Oakland, CA
Oakland African American Chamber Foundation 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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Cathy Adams 
Team member
Raised $2,738 from 29 donations
Nicole Felix 
Team member
Raised $1,565 from 22 donations
Geanie Asante 
Team member
Raised $623 from 8 donations
Brenda Knight 
Team member
Raised $600 from 10 donations
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