Over the past four years, ShopLocal.us has given over $15,000 total in grant awards and prizes to local businesses in the South Bay community.
Winners received this money to help fund important business needs and support the sustainability and growth of their small business.
Support from our sponsors help us to award three local small businesses with grant money.
Over 40 local businesses apply for the grant each year; Three winners are selected by a Grant Review Panel.
Over 1,000 votes are submitted each year through our website giving incredible exposure to applicants and Grant Sponsor.
Exponential social media exposure for Grant Awards Sponsor through applicant shares to their social networks.
Applications for 2017 will open in June.
“[Winning] let us know that what we are doing is legit, that our business plan was not crazy. It was gratifying to know that the people on the panel also saw our potential and that they were confident that the ShopLocal.us grant money was going to good use.” — Decora
“The ShopLocal.us grant award including additional promotions…boosted our sales in the South Bay by approximately 15%.” — CMS Waterworks
“Winning gave us a lot more exposure. ShopLocal.us is great at promoting small businesses and we definitely had an increase in sign-ups after winning.” — Mixagogo
“In times of strife you think you’re the only one who’s suffering. You need that encouragement, and there’s nothing like winning money to encourage you to continue to promote awareness for your business…what Heidi does is a real great thing.” — John Post Gallery