Yelp, Intuit pitch in with GoFundMe to help small businesses hurt by COVID-19

Posted at 2:00 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 17:00:32-04

Yelp Inc. and Intuit Inc. are lending a hand to pubs, restaurants and other small businesses that are raising COVID-19 relief money through GoFundMe Inc.'s crowdfunding site.

San Francisco-based crowd-sourced review business Yelp is adding a donation button to each company's review page on its site when they are running a GoFundMe campaign connected to the pandemic.

Intuit is joining Yelp and GoFundMe to pour $1.5 million into a Small Business Relief Fund which will be used to issue $500 matching grants to businesses that raise at least $500 on their COVID-19 related GoFundMe campaign.

"This pandemic has been particularly hard on small local businesses that are struggling to pay staff and keep the lights on, causing instability for millions and devastating ripple effects throughout our economy,” Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, said in the announcement of the partnership.

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