COVID-19 Business Resources

*We will continue to provide updates to this page as they are available*

Local (City & Waukesha County Resources)

State of Wisconsin Resources

Federal Resources

Other Resources (Private Foundations, Organizations, and Companies) 

  • The Barstool Fund
  • If you are a small business owner in need of help due to the impacts of COVID, you can submit your application at: If you are able to help, you can make a tax deductible contribution to support small businesses featured below by clicking “Contribute to the Fund.” You can also support small businesses by purchasing one of the shirts below. 100% of the net proceeds will go towards supporting small business
  • Kiva Lending  -Kiva is a social platform that acts as a conduit between investors and entrepreneurs with 0% interest small business loans.  They have increased the lending amounts from $10,000 to $15,000 and have extended the repayment period to assist businesses  Businesses in Downtown Waukesha are also eligible for a 50% match for women and minority owned businesses since Downtown Waukesha is a Connect Community
  • Yelp  - $25 million in relief, primarily focused on supporting independent local restaurant and nightlife businesses
  • Facebook Small Business Grants Program  - Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate. STILL IN DEVELOPMENT  
  • Restaurant Workers Community Foundation  - Restaurant Workers Community Foundation (RWCF).  Their website has information on a new COVID-19 Restaurant Workers Emergency Relief Fund as well as other resources for the restaurant industry.   
  • USBG National Charity Foundation Grants - Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
  • Eater List of Relief Funds for Restaurants, Bars, and Food Service Workers  - A list of resources for restaurants, bars, and all foodservice workers.