Ready for Business Fund Launched By GSBA and Comcast to Distribute $2,500 Cash Grants to More Than 60 Small Businesses in Metro Seattle Area

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The Ready for Business Fund – a relief program launched by GSBA, Washington State’s LGBTQ & Allied Chamber of Commerce, and Comcast Washington, will begin distributing $2,500 cash grants to more than 60 small businesses in the metro Seattle area that are owned by LGBTQ people, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), and women. The fundwas established on Aug. 3 with $50,000 from Comcast Washington and GSBA as the fund administrator.

Within one month, GSBA received 500 applications for the fund. In the same period more than $200,000 was raised to support the Ready for Business Fund. Support included asecond $50,000 contribution from Comcast, a $25,000 donation from T-Mobile, and funding from AT&T, BECU, Grace Church Seattle, Harborstone Credit Union, Microsoft, Puget Sound Energy, Sanctuary Seattle Church, Seattle Storm, US Bank, Verity Credit Union,

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