Fund Details
Restaurants Care/COVID-19 Grant


Restaurants Care is a program of the California Restaurant Association Foundation (CRAF). We provide one-time financial support to restaurant employees facing an unforeseen hardship. Grants help to cover basic living expenses such as rent, food and utilities as someone works through a crisis. If you are injured, ill, in a natural disaster or experience personal challenges from mental health or substance abuse, Restaurants Care is here to help. It is our way of giving back to the employees at the heart of our restaurant community.

  1. Fill out the application in its entirety
  2. All applications that meet our established criteria will be evaluated
  3. Depending on funding, eligible applicants will be given a grant and notified via email of the amount
  4. A check is sent within 7-10 business days
  5. Once received, the check is yours to spend in the area you deem most urgent. You are not taxed on this grant, nor will you owe it back