Help Us Support Boston’s Small Businesses

To assist small businesses during this challenging time, the Boston Main Streets Foundation (BMSF) has established a $100,000 COVID-19 Response Fund. This fund will distribute $1,000 grants to individual businesses, based on specific conditions listed below.

How you can help


Using the Patronicity crowdfunding platform, you can help us raise additional funds in order to reach even more small businesses impacted by this crisis. Donate to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. We’re all here to support one another in this time of need.

Apply for a Grant as a Main Streets Small Business

The application for small businesses to apply for funding is expected to go live on April 1, 2020, with a preliminary application deadline of April 10, 2020. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after April 10 if funds remain available.

Due to the overwhelming response we have received we are closing applications until further notice. We hope to reopen the fund should we raise additional capital.