The Thryv Small Business Foundation announced today its Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program, a grant application program that will award immediate grants to struggling small businesses. The program, sponsored by Thryv, Inc., its leadership team, several Thryv, Inc. board members and other donors, will award qualifying applicants grants between $2,500 and $15,000.
The Thryv Small Business Foundation is the 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization created by small business automation software provider Thryv, Inc.
"We are proud to be offering small businesses this grant money in their time of need," said Matthew Gourgeot who oversees the foundation. "Small businesses should apply immediately if they need help because we hope to disburse these funds as soon as possible."
Gourgeot said the foundation seeks to help SMBs deal with the financial burdens associated with the economic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Small businesses should apply for a grant via the Company’s online application process at thryvfoundation.org. Grants will be made on a first come, first served basis so businesses should act quickly. Criteria is available online and all applications must be submitted by April 30, 2020.
"We know small businesses are the lifeblood of our American economy," said Thryv, Inc. CEO Joe Walsh, "and through the foundation’s actions, we are making a difference to ensure SMBs continue to stay strong."
The Thryv Foundation invests in small businesses through education and efforts like its Small Business Ambassador Program, which offers live webinar and seminar training around the country.
In addition, the foundation develops entrepreneurs by speaking to and working with Small Business Development Centers, vocational schools and local communities; and invests in small business America through in-kind donations and small business grants gifting the tools needed to start, run and grow their businesses.
About Thryv, Inc.
Thryv, Inc. builds and owns the simple, easy-to-use software Thryv® that helps small business owners with the daily demands of running a business; and allows them to take control and be more successful. Thryv provides modernized business functions allowing them to manage their time, communicate with clients, and get paid. These include building a digital customer list, communicating with customers via email and text, updating business listings across the internet, accepting appointments, sending notifications and reminders, managing ratings and reviews, generating estimates and invoices, processing payments, and issuing invoices and coupons.
Thryv delivers business services to more than 350,000 small businesses across America that enable them to compete and win in today’s economy.
Thryv also provides consumer services through our market-leading search, display and social products—and connects local businesses via The Real Yellow Pages® from the over 25 million monthly visitors of DexKnows.com®, Superpages.com® and yellowpages.com search portals; and local print directories. For more information about the company, visit thryv.com.