DALLAS, TX (June 20, 2022) -- Grubhub, a leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace with the largest and most comprehensive network of restaurant partners, and the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community and certifying body for LGBTQ+-owned businesses nationwide, are embarking on a multi-state series of events celebrating LGBTQ business resiliency, featuring a visit with North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
On June 27, a special event will take place at Zerbina Wines featuring outstanding business owners and community leaders from our region, as well as guests from the NGLCC, Grubhub, and partner organizations. Business resources and opportunities will be shared with the community, as well as a presentation of grants to honorees.
To learn more and register for this event, click here: https://lgbtqchamber.net/GHGrants2022
The NGLCC’s network of more than fifty Affiliate Chambers across America, of which the North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce is a proud partner, helped amplify this grant opportunity to support local restaurants. Local chambers will also benefit from this initiative’s newly established “Affiliate Chamber Fund.” This fund will enable any establishment that receives a Community Impact Grant that is not currently a member of an NGLCC local affiliate chamber to have one year of membership paid.
“Throughout the pandemic, we worked to support businesses throughout the community with important information on wellness and emergency funding information as well as distributing CIVOD-19 test kits, but we were unable to do direct funding,” said Tony Vedda, President & CEO, North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “Fortunately, Grubhub stepped up in a huge way, partnering with the NGLCC and the Affiliate Chambers, like ours, across the country. Through the Affiliate Chamber Fund, we will also be able to engage new members and offer the businesses ongoing support. We are grateful to Grubhub and the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) for this remarkable grant investment in these businesses and the Chamber.”
The NGLCC & Grubhub Community Impact Grant program provides a financial lifeline to those impacted by COVID-19 with grants expected to range from $5,000 to $100,000.
Throughout the month of June 2021, NGLCC was the official partner of Grubhub’s Donate the Change, which has raised tens of millions of dollars for organizations in need since launching in late 2019. The partnership welcomed Grubhub and Seamless diners to round up their order total and donate the difference, with the company matching eligible donations from Grubhub+ members. The proceeds raised will now be made available through NGLCC to support the LGBTQ+ community and LGBTQ+-owned restaurants.
“We often say at NGLCC that ‘If you can buy it, an LGBTQ+-owned business can supply it.’ That is especially true of the LGBTQ+-owned restaurants across America who kept our communities and first responders fed throughout the pandemic. We’re proud to partner with Grubhub in presenting these grants across America. America’s 1.4 million LGBTQ+-owned business owners have demonstrated incredible resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, and now we can back to help them recover stronger than ever,” said NGLCC Co-Founder & President Justin Nelson.
“As the world starts to return to a new normal, we know many businesses are rebuilding and reopening, especially LGBTQ+-owned restaurants that are often the pillars of their communities,” said Jessica Burns, vice president of brand and creative at Grubhub. “We’re thrilled to partner with NGLCC and give back to the LGBTQ+ community - one that has shown incredible strength and support for those in need throughout the pandemic.”
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses, known as Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers. www.nglcc.org
About the North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce
The North Texas Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Chamber of Commerce is the largest LGBT business organization in Texas. It is a not-for-profit, membership driven organization consisting of more than 350 business entities and community organizations located throughout the North Texas region. The Chamber’s programs are designed to promote policies and practice that value a diverse and inclusive membership, business community, workforce, and supply chain. Since 2004, the Chamber has worked to achieve equality through business by focusing on the success of its members and economic vitality of the region.
For more information, contact the Chamber’s President & CEO, Tony Vedda, CCE, IOM, at 214-865-6516. https://LGBTChamber.com
Grubhub is a leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace with the largest and most comprehensive network of restaurant partners, as well as 33 million active diners.
Dedicated to connecting diners with the food they love from their favorite local restaurants, Grubhub elevates food ordering through innovative restaurant technology, easy-to-use platforms and an improved delivery experience. Grubhub features over 300,000 restaurants and is proud to partner with over 280,000 of these restaurants in over 4,000 U.S. cities. The Grubhub portfolio of brands includes Grubhub, Seamless, LevelUp, AllMenus and MenuPages.