Grant Prequalification Questions & Applications

Application Deadlines: February 28, 2017 at 5p.m.  

Get the applications below by downloading the PDF Application, click on the link and “save as” to your computer.  You may also fill out the online application and submit your supplemental material by email to info@merchantsfund.org or mail to 1528 Walnut St. Ste. 1004, Philadelphia, PA 19102.  Please note: all supplemental materials must be submitted by the same date as your electronic submission.  If you are mailing documents to our physical address, please make sure the postmarked date coincides with the date of your electronic submission.

For all applicants: Preliminary Interview Sample Questions 

 

Stabilization Grant: 

PDF Application |  Online Application

The Merchants Fund is committed to providing for the economic needs of the merchant community with modest grants. Merchants must be located in Philadelphia for a minimum of three years.Business Stabilization grants of up to $10,000 are available to help small businesses remain stable and viable in the face of economic challenges, changes and crisis. The application process is competitive. There is no guarantee of an award. We recommend that merchants explore other funding sources simultaneously to the grant application process. Get more information on Stabilization Grants.

 

Loan Match Grant: 

PDF Application |  Online Application

The Merchants Fund is committed to providing for the economic needs of the merchant community with modest grants. Merchants must be located in Philadelphia for a minimum of three years.  Grants of between $1,000 and $20,000 are available to current merchants in several forms, including Business Loan matches from accredited government programs and banks.  Loan matches may not be used to pay off debts or existing loans or a loan to be obtained.  We recommend starting the loan application simultaneously to the application to TMF. Get more information on Loan Match Grants.

 

Special Group Grant

The Merchants Fund selectively awards grants to foster the betterment of a group of merchants in a corridor or in a certain business district.  Applications are on a case-by-case basis and deadlines are revolving. Get more information on Special Group Grants.