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COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund: Business Requirements

  • Must be located in the St. Louis MO-IL Metropolitan statistical area
  • Was in business for all of 2019, 2020, and is currently in business
  • If the business is an entity (corporation, LLC, LP, or LLP), the business must be in good standing with the applicable Secretary of State
  • Qualifies as a small business under SBA size standards and had no more than $5,000,000 in gross sales in 2019
  • Is majority owned by an individual or group of individuals who are residents of Missouri or Illinois
  • The business may not be owned by a donor to the Fund or any person related to such donor (sorry, but this means that you and anyone in your family cannot donate to the Fund)
  • Experienced a gross sales loss of at least 25% between a full quarter in 2019 and the same quarter in 2020

One-time grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to eligible businesses based on the submitted application as long as funds are available. 

All businesses receiving a grant from the Fund shall submit a report to YouthBridge explaining the use of the grant within six months of receipt of the grant.

The deadline to apply was April 23rd, 2021 at 5:00 PM CT.  Applicants who are selected to receive a grant will be notified after May 10th, 2021, and your information will be posted to this page as a business receiving assistance with a link to your website.


Legal: St. Louis Blues Alumni Association and YouthBridge Community Foundation would like to thank Doster, Ullom & Boyle, LLC, Attorneys at Law, for their assistance in establishing the Fund.

Contribute to the Cause

Join us in helping small businesses throughout the St. Louis area by contributing to COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund. Our goal is $300,000 from the community and then a matching donation from a generous family.

After May 10th, a list of businesses receiving assistance will be viewable on the COVID-19 Assistance Fund Page.

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  • Who St. Louis Blues Alumni Association & YouthBridge Community Foundation
  • What Blues Alumni COVID-19 Small Business Reflief Fund
  • Where stlbluesalumni.com
  • WhenMarch 13th until we reach our goal!
  • Why To create a relief fund for local small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Thank you to our partners!