2020 Small Business Recovery Program
Asking for a minium raise of $100,000 in crowdfunding to save small businesses.
In response to the devastating impact of COVID-19 and Shelter In Place on businesses, the San Anselmo Community Foundation (SACF), a long standing 501(c)(3) established to support our community in times of crisis, disaster and community development and directed by San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce, is working in collaboration with the Town of San Anselmo and the County of Marin. The goal is to spearhead a $100,000 (One hundred thousand US Dollars) crowdfunding campaign to directly support local businesses with grants and drive new commerce initiatives.
Methods of Donation:
Please share this campaign with as many people as possible. Time is short and the need is immediate. Connect with neighbors, social media, co-workers, family and friends to help exceed our $100,000 in funds to save our town. Click Here for fundraising updates, announcements, and community news.
A "Forward-Thinking" Fundraiser: Rather than a "one time shot," the San Anselmo Business Recovery Program has two components, designed to give both immediate relief and a managed long term business promotion campaign. From all funding received to this tax-deductible program, 50% of the proceeds will go directly to qualifying small businesses with $1,000 grants as a Quick Boost towards their recovery efforts. The remaining 50% of funds raised will be used for longer-term and ongoing professionally managed marketing, promotional and advertising campaigns to drive commerce to San Anselmo businesses. This "hybrid" use of funds will give immediate relief to qualifying local small businesses (see guidelines and grant application below) as well as provide sustainable business marketing and advertising programs to jump start our local economy in 2020.
Part 1 - The Quick Boost to Businesses: 50 (fifty) $1,000 (one thousand US dollar) grants will be available for qualifying San Anselmo businesses to use immediately in their business re-opening and/or recovery efforts. These funds are a one-time boost to the receiving businesses. In total, this represents $50,000 in direct grant funding to local businesses, 50% of the overall fundraising campaign.
Part 2 -The Sustained Promotion: 50% of the funds raised will be used for the sole purpose of ongoing marketing and promotion of San Anselmo commerce in the form of advertising, public outreach, branding and advocacy of commerce with direction and oversight by the SACF Recovery Committee.
All contributions to the fund are 100% tax-deductible. Any "Direct Funds" to our campaign via check, business check, corporate contribution, wire or family trusts may be arranged with SACF as a direct donation, eligible for immediate distribution of grants to businesses. We are happy to meet with larger scale donors in person to discuss your endowment.
Matching Funds: The County of Marin and The Town of San Anselmo have committed $13,000 each to the SACF. Donate Today and Support Our San Anselmo Businesses that Serve Our Community.
APPLY TODAY: Local San Anselmo Small Business Owners may download, complete and submit their application for consideration. Round One funding group applications ended July 3rd. We are now accepting Round Two applications pending review and available funds from our fundraising efforts. New applications must be received, postmarked by July 17th. All applications will be reviewed by the SACF Recovery Committee to insure they meet the criteria below. All submissions must include a current Town of San Anselmo business license and a completed 2020 Grant Application mailed to:
SAN ANSELMO COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
PO BOX 2844 SAN ANSELMO CA 94979-2846
Who Can Benefit:
San Anselmo Local Merchants including such brick and mortar business as retailers, salons, health clinics, wellness centers, martial arts, gyms, restaurants, bakeries, automotive shops, clothing, boutiques, galleries, etc.
Qualifications for Receiving a Grant:
The Following Businesses are Not Eligible to Apply:
Should SACF receive more applications than funds available, all qualifying applications will be placed into a computer generated random lottery, recorded for 100% transparency. All remaining applicants will be eligible for additional grants pending subsequent donated funds.
Shortfall & Excess Contingency:
If the $100,000 goal is not met then the 50/50 split between grand and marketing is decreased evenly; i.e., if $80,00 is reached, then there would be only Forty $1,000 grants and $40,000 to marketing. Conversely, if funds exceed $100k (as intended), we continue funding with Grant #51, 52, and so on, with the matching 50% of funds over $100,000 going to marketing & promotion. Any/all remaining funds earmarked for marketing and advertising will be exhausted by December 15, 2020 as overseen by the SACF Finance committee.
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This is a long form text area designed for your content that you can fill up with as many words as your heart desires. You can write articles, long mission statements, company policies, executive profiles, company awards/distinctions, office locations, shareholder reports, whitepapers, media mentions and other pieces of content that don’t fit into a shorter, more succinct space.
Articles – Good topics for articles include anything related to your company – recent changes to operations, the latest company softball game – or the industry you’re in. General business trends (think national and even international) are great article fodder, too.
Mission statements – You can tell a lot about a company by its mission statement. Don’t have one? Now might be a good time to create one and post it here. A good mission statement tells you what drives a company to do what it does.
Company policies – Are there company policies that are particularly important to your business? Perhaps your unlimited paternity/maternity leave policy has endeared you to employees across the company. This is a good place to talk about that.
Executive profiles – A company is only as strong as its executive leadership. This is a good place to show off who’s occupying the corner offices. Write a nice bio about each executive that includes what they do, how long they’ve been at it, and what got them to where they are.
It's not to late to join our distinguished list of donors. We will continue to collect funds and support small businesses with Grants.
Benedetto Cico - Chairman
Pat Townsley - Project Director
Kris Kelson - Secretary
Vance Frost - Board Member
Asad Anwer - Board Member
Jennifer Selvig - Board Member
PO BOX 2844
TEL (415) 233 7464
The SACF was established decades ago as a non-profit organization to raise, manage and distribute donated funds during times of local disasters for small business support and community projects that promote commerce and quality of life. The fund has helped businesses in times of devistating floods as well as the creation of Imagination Park. Now, we go to the community to support local recovery.
On June 11, 2020, the SACF began a fundraising campaign, seeking a minimum of $100,000 aimed to directly support local businesses with grants and drive new commerce initiatives through a sustainable Marketing and Ad campaign. $1,000 Grants will be given to local qualifying businesses as a "Quick Boost" to support their recover and reopening efforts,
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