Love Sausalito Grants & Masks
$6,000 in Grants Awarded—July 24
Love Sausalito Grants Round 2
The committee is happy to announce the following three businesses will receive grants totaling $6,000.
There will be a third round of selections at the end of August, as we continue to collect funds. Our goal is to help as many local small businesses as possible.
- Sausalito Fitness
- Kitti's Place
- Hair Solutions
How to Donate
The Sausalito Chamber of Commerce has been supporting the collective needs of this small business community for 75 years.
We have established the “Love Sausalito Business Fund" to provide immediate and direct cash grants to as many of our businesses as we can. Phase Two of Grant applications is currently closed. While grants are modest, they aim to ease some of the financial hardships the current crisis is presenting.
Anyone who Loves Sausalito should DONATE HERE.
$25,000 in Grants Awarded—June 8, 2020
A total of 22 applications were received for a total of $93,885. Unfortunately the need was greater than the funds donated just a little over $29,000. We want to acknowledge the Sausalito Community for donating just a little over $12,000, the City of Sausalito's donation of $10,000 and the County of Marin's donation of $7,500 (as of June 8, 2020).The committee is happy to announce the following eight businesses will receive grants totaling $25,000.
- Carflo/Sausalito Auto Service
- Tivoli Decor
- Bubble Street Gallery
- Gallery Sausalito
- Studio 333 Downtown
- Katya Glass Jewelry
- Hubba Hubba
Love Sausalito Grant
The guidelines for qualification included:
- Brick and mortar retail or business in Sausalito 94965 Zip Code
- 10 or fewer full-time equivalent employees as of Jan. 2020
- No existing GoFundMe Campaign
- The Business had not received any SBA or PPP Funding
- Sam Jabbar (Sausalito Jewelers & Kokopelli Gallery)
- Jake Newman, Sr. (Burkell Plumbing)
- Monica Finnegan (Resident)
- Jim Gabbert (New Century Enterprises & Chamber Board Member)
- Melissa Blaustein (Chamber Board Member)
- Juli Vieira (Chamber CEO)
Thank you Sausalito!
Bubble Street Gallery is honored to be a recipient of the Love Sausalito Business Fund Grant. After re-opening our doors, we are sizzling with purpose and enthusiasm for re-connecting with our clients. We are vamping up and re-directing our outreach and marketing efforts as the times demand and we are investing in new tools to enable art lovers to visit us remotely, when coming to the gallery is not an option. Thank you Sausalito Chamber and all the donors.
-Yulia Merriam, Owner
Bubble Street Gallery
Thank you LoveSausalito! I am so grateful to be a recipient of the Love Sausalito Business Fund. It means so much to me to be recognized and to be able to pay my rent! I truly appreciate all the support from this community...over the years, and now in this surreal time. I love meeting and working with customers in person, at my little studio/shop, and hope I can still be here when this is all over. I am open for business, with all safety measures in place, but am also happy to deliver your orders curbside or local delivery. I hope everyone stays safe and healthy!-Katya Wittenstein, Owner
Katya Fused Glass JewelryI'd like to thank all the donors to the Love Sausalito Business Fund. I feel grateful to be a recipient of such thoughtful contributions. Studio 333 Downtown and Studio 333 Art and Event Gallery on Caledonia are honored to get the chance to continue supporting the work and craftsmanship of local artists, entrepreneurs and dreamers. I'm lucky to be a part of a community that cares so deeply.-Christopher Holbrook, Owner