Business Support Fund: Businesses affected by Club Q tragedy
The Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC in partnership with Exponential Impact (XI) launched a fund and programming to support businesses affected by the November 19, 2022, Club Q shooting. Grants are available to businesses that experienced lost revenue, forced closure, employee staff hour reductions, or added security requirements.
Applications are accepted from December 5-12. The review process will take 1-2 weeks, and funding announcements are expected by December 20.
For more information or for those interested in donating to this fund, please contact the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC at 719-471-8183.
The fund will be administered by the Chamber & EDC in partnership with XI.
Applications now open
Applications are due December 12.
- Program Details
- Thank you Fund Contributors
El Paso County based businesses that experienced negative financial impacts from the Club Q tragedy are eligible to apply for the business support fund.
Eligible Applicants must be able to provide proof of the following:
Applicant is 51% + majority owner of the business (or has consent of the owners)
Applicant is 18+ years of age
Organization is located in El Paso County, CO
Organization is not currently in bankruptcy
Valid SSN or EIN, and a Business Bank Account
Owner/Applicant is not debarred –SAM.gov registration is current, if applicable
Not have a conflict of interest with the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC or Exponential Impact
Narrative and documented evidence of negative impact to the business
Eligible businesses are eligible for a grant up to offset fiscal impacts. The expected average grant size is $5,000. Awarded businesses will be provided access to XI’s Survive and Thrive program, including curriculum, resources, and mentorship.
An independent group of volunteer business leaders will review applications and award grants to support businesses that experienced lost revenue, forced closure, employee staff hour impacts, or added security.
- Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade
- Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce
- Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC
- Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region
- El Pomar Foundation
- Firma IT
- Gazette Charities Foundation
- Pikes Peak Community Foundation, joined by the following supporters: Tad Goodenbour, Katie Gonzalez, Tiemens Foundation, Harvski Fund, Jan Martin Fund, Claar Fund, Fuller Family Fund, Maison Dindon Fund.
- Vance and Betsy Brown