Small Business Support Grant


HomeSight Awards $100,000 in a Second Round of Small Business Support Grants

In response to the devastation brought to small business  due to COVID-19, HomeSight, in partnership with Seattle Foundation, Union Bank, and Verity Credit Union has awarded a second round of small business support grants to 20 Southeast Seattle small businesses – totaling in $100,000.

In round one of the awarded small business support grants, HomeSight, and partners, were able to disperse $150,000 to 30 qualifying Southeast Seattle small businesses, after receiving over 250 applications. In round two, awardees were selected out of those remaining 250 applications. To qualify, businesses had to meet the criteria of: Located in the zip codes 98118, 98144, 98108, business owners with income below 80% AMI, and the business must be person of color or woman owned. HomeSight’s intention was to spread these grant funds across those three criteria as evenly as possibly.


Advantage Sanitary Supply CO

Aganuu Faasamoa 101 USA

Amar Play and Learning Daycare

Bowls of Soul

Dayspring & Fitch Funeral Home

Ethio Mini Market

FN Styling Studio

Grandma' Daycare

King 76 Circle K

King Philly LLC

Matti Family ChildCare

Olympic Express

Onda Origins

Outsider Pizza


Rumba Notes Lounge LLC

Sugar Queen Bakery

Taproot Café & Bar

Union Bar & Restaurant

Zam Cleaning Services LLC

“We are honored to be selected in this round of funding and we know that it could not have been an easy decision given the great need that is all around us,” said Hale Taihia of Aganuu Faasomoa 101 USA.  “Having this funding will help keep our Seal of Biliteracy and Mental Health Counseling programs intact for the foreseeable future. THANK YOU!”

Grant funds may cover basic business needs, including: marketing strategies, business loan costs, bookkeeping and accounting, advertising, business association membership dues, business planning, legal support resources, business tax preparation, equipment and fixtures, minor repairs, business taxes, permits, and licensing fees, and working capital to get through these unprecedented times.

“For 30 years, HomeSight has been an invested partner in the community,” says Darryl Smith, Executive Director at HomeSight. “It's incredibly important that we support and stand with the small businesses that help the diversity of our community prosper.”  

We are actively fundraising in hopes of developing second round of this Small Business Grant. 

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