The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Announces 280 Hispanic-Owned Restaurants Awarded Grants
2021-2022 Program Made Possible by Nearly $2 Million Donation from Grubhub Community Fund
Washington, D.C. — The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization affiliated with the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) announced today the names of nearly 300 Hispanic-owned restaurants awarded grants between $5,000 to $10,000.
The grant program is made possible by support from the Grubhub Community Fund. With support from Grubhub diners through its Donate The Change program, the fund provided USHCC with almost $2 million in program support in 2021.
Of the 4,500 applications received from around the country, the chosen 280 came from 28 states including Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, and Texas, among others. The awards were given to help Hispanic restaurant owners who struggled to stabilize after the initial hit from the pandemic. With the awarded sum, these restaurants will be able to keep their doors open and continue serving their local communities. The complete list of grant recipients is included below.
“In Hispanic households, great food and conversation are what bring people together. We’re so proud to be honoring 280 small businesses with grants that can really make an impact on the lives of the owners and their surrounding neighborhoods,” explain Ramiro Cavazos, President and CEO of the USHCC. He continues, “The grantees come from diverse parts of the country and even more diverse backgrounds, which is emblematic of the 60+ million Hispanics found throughout the United States.”
“USHCC’s ability to reach so many small businesses, particularly the 280 independent restaurants that received grants last year through this program, makes it an invaluable partner for Grubhub,” said Dave Tovar, senior vice president of Communications & Government Relations at Grubhub. “Throughout the U.S., there are more than 50,000 Mexican restaurants alone that serve all types of Americans. As these restaurants rebuild and expand their kitchens and staff, we’re happy to be a part of their growth and success.”
Since 2017, the number of Hispanic-owned businesses has grown 3%, where Hispanic-owned businesses now make up almost 6% of all businesses. Today, the U.S. Hispanic population has a buying power of $1.9 trillion, nationwide, representing a key demographic in the country’s economy.
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of five million Hispanic-owned businesses that, combined, contribute over $800 billion to the American economy every year. The USHCC is America’s largest small business advocacy group, representing more than 260 local chambers and business associations nationwide, and partners with hundreds of major American corporations. For more information, please visit ushcc.com. Follow USHCC on Twitter @USHCC.