(SEPTEMBER 14, 2023) – San Francisco, CA – The Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA) collaborated with Grubhub, a leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery platform, and the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) to distribute $80,000 in grants to local LGBTQ+ & Allied-owned businesses. The Community Impact Grant Program, financed by the Grubhub Community Fund, aims to fortify the local food industry, fueling growth and success throughout the community.
“Empowering local restaurants is an investment in the heart and soul of our community,” said GGBA President Tony Archuleta-Perkins. “Through the united efforts of the Golden Gate Business Association, NGLCC, and the Grubhub Community Fund, we’re honored to ignite hope and bolster the dreams of fifteen local culinary gems. Together, we dine stronger.”
“We often say at NGLCC that if you can buy it, an LGBTQ+-owned business can supply it,” said NGLCC Co-Founder & President Justin Nelson. “That is especially true of the LGBTQ+-owned restaurants and establishments across America. We’re proud to partner again with Grubhub and the Golden Gate Business Association in offering grants to support businesses throughout the nation.
With over fifty Affiliate Chambers across the United States, including the GGBA, the NGLCC has widely promoted this grant opportunity. Benefiting from the Affiliate Chamber Fund included in this initiative, non-member establishments receiving a grant will enjoy a year’s paid membership in the GGBA.
The grantees include:
Davis: Red 88 Noodle Bar
Healdsburg: Noble Folk Inc
Oakland: Fluid Cooperative Café
Oakland: Super Juiced
Oakland: Understory Oakland
Oakland: Wooden Table Baking Co
San Francisco: The Academy SF
San Francisco: BIRBA
San Francisco: El Rio
San Francisco: Fable
San Francisco: Grubstake Diner
San Francisco: Hot Cookie
San Francisco: Manny’s
San Francisco: Park Café Group
San Francisco: Vico Cavone
To honor their achievements, the grantees will be celebrated later this evening at 7 p.m. during a special event at the Wells Fargo Community Center at 333 Market Avenue in San Francisco. Media are invited to attend.
For more information on the Community Impact Grant Program, please visit nglcc.org/ghgrant.
Founded in 1974, the Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA) is the world’s first LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber proudly serves the LGBTQ+ Community and allies in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the Western Region. The GGBA helps create opportunities for marketing, networking, procurement, and referral-based business growth programs that support the development of business skills and expertise through workshops and seminars. GGBA advocates for positive economic, social, and political change.
Grubhub is part of Just Eat Takeaway.com (LSE: JET, AMS: TKWY), a leading global online food delivery marketplace. Dedicated to connecting diners with the food they love from their favorite local restaurants, Grubhub elevates food ordering through innovative restaurant technology, easy-to-use platforms, and an improved delivery experience. Grubhub features more than 365,000 restaurant partners in over 4,000 U.S. cities.
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses, known as Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers.