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Juneteenth Capital Initiative launches to support Black-owned nonprofits and small-businesses
Published by: The Record on August 20, 2020
Mayor Michael Tubbs announced the launch of the Juneteenth Capital Initiative, a collaborative effort to help small Black-owned businesses and nonprofits. $165,000 in combined seed money from Bank of America, A.G. Spanos Cos., and the Stockton Strong COVID-19 Response Fund will be granted in amounts from $5,000 to $20,000. In part, the initiative is in response to Black business owners and organizations identifying access to capital as their top need.
100,000 “Mask-On” Kits Assembly at Edison High School
Published by: The Record on July 29, 2020 and Fox 40 on July 30, 2020
The United Way of San Joaquin, Dignity Health, Univision, and Public Health Services of San Joaquin County, and more, have partnered to assemble 100,000 mask kits at Edison High School to be distributed to the community. Stockton Strong coordinates the volunteer efforts to support the kit assembly.
Push to Help Women-Owned, Local Small Businesses, Venture Online During COVID-19
Published by: Fox 40 on June 11, 2020
The popular local marketplace known as Stockmarket has launched a new initiative called the Stockton Strong Marketplace to support female entrepreneurs with online sales in the wake of COVID-19. Supported by the Stockton Strong Coalition, this new online marketplace aims to support local women artists, creators, and businesses owners.
120 Single Mothers in Stockton Selected to Receive $500 Gift Cards
Published by: Fox 40 on May 7, 2020
Just days before Mother’s Day weekend, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs announced a new initiative aimed at helping single mothers struggling during the ongoing pandemic. The Stockton Strong Emergency COVID-19 Relief Fund partnered with other local organizations to give $60,000 in gift cards to single mothers. Read more here.
Stockton Strong Fund receives $1m donation for virus response
Published by: Stockton Record on April 30, 2020
Financial Center Credit Union and the Michael Duffy Family Fund announced a $1 million donation Thursday to the Stockton Strong COVID-19 Response Fund, which was launched in an effort to support Stocktonians impacted by the coronavirus. Read more here.
Stockton Strong COVID-19 Fund Gets Big Donation
Published by: KCRA on April 30, 2020
The Stockton Strong COVID-19 Response Fund doubled in size today. Stockton Financial Center Credit Union donated $1 million to the fund, so that makes a total of $2 million raised in 2 weeks. Watch here.
Stockton rolling out $3,000 grants for struggling small businesses
Published by: ABC10 on April 23, 2020
Mayor Tubbs announced the disbursement of grants from our Stockton Strong COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to help our local small businesses. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our city. We know that at this time our small businesses are hurting and are looking for relief. In response to this need, we allocated $350,000 from the general fund and the mayor raised an additional $150,000 to create the Small Business Relief Grant Program. Within 24 hours of this announcement, the city received over 1,000 applications with enough funding for just 167 small businesses. This month, grants were given to businesses like the House of Ice Cream, Mi Ranchito Cafe, and Music Go Round. Read more here.
Stockton and Reno Mayors Check In on COVID-19
Published by: Cap Radio on April 20, 2020
Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs has rolled out a $1 million fund called the Stockton Strong Emergency COVID-19 Response Fund. The money will support nonprofits that’ll help the community during the pandemic. Listen here.
Stockton Starts $1m Fund to Support Nonprofits
Published by: Fox 40 on April 16, 2020
Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs revealed a new $1 million fund called the Stockton Strong Emergency COVID-19 Response Fund on Thursday. Read more here.
‘Help is on the way’: #StocktonStrong Launches COVID-19 Relief Fund for Nonprofits
Published by: Stockton Record on April 16, 2020
An emergency fund, which will initially focus on providing grants to nonprofits helping the city’s residents during the novel coronavirus pandemic, has been established with $1 million in donations. Read more here.
Stockton Mayor Announces Coronavirus Relief Fund to Help Low-income Families
Published by: CBS 13 on April 16, 2020
The Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs announced a new initiative to help ease the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The Stockton Stong COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund will provide money for low-income families and programs that help them.Read more here.
‘I have no money, no food stamps’: Famous chef brings much-needed food donations to Stockton
Published by: ABC 10 on April 2, 2020
Now, the food bank is getting some additional, and much needed, food donations courtesy of local organic growers and Berkeley chef, activist and restaurant owner Alice Waters. Read more here.