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Over $1Million in New Grants Will Support LGBTQ+-Owned and Allied Businesses

The Greater Houston LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce & National LGBT Chamber of Commerce Team Up with Grubhub Community Fund for Another Year of Grants to Aid in Growth and Development

Washington, DC -- America’s LGBTQ+-owned restaurants and bars serving food will once again find a vital lifeline this year stemming from the ongoing partnership formed by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBTQ+ community and certifying body for LGBTQ+-owned businesses nationwide, and Grubhub, a leading U.S. food-ordering and delivery marketplace, through the Grubhub Community Fund and in partnership with the Greater Houston LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce.

May 14, 2024 marks the launch of Central U.S. applications for the NGLCC Community Impact Grant Program by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, made possible through continued support from the Grubhub Community Fund and in partnership with the Greater Houston LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce. These grants, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, offer funding for a variety of purposes, including everything from supporting employee wages and incentives, maintaining or upgrading existing infrastructure, enabling marketing and PR efforts and more.

“We often say at NGLCC that if you can buy it, an LGBTQ+-owned business can supply it,” said NGLCC Co-Founder & President Justin Nelson. He added, "This rings especially true for LGBTQ+-owned restaurants and food-serving establishments across America, which play a vital role in their communities. We're thrilled to once again collaborate on this program, thanks to the generous support of the Grubhub Community Fund, to offer grants that will benefit businesses nationwide.”

"Grubhub’s partnership with NGLCC continues to go on from strength to strength over the years, and we’re really proud of the impact this initiative has had on LGBTQ+-owned businesses nationwide," said Dave Tovar, Grubhub’s senior vice president of Communications and Government Relations. "We are inspired by countless stories of how these grants empower independent restaurants to thrive and make meaningful contributions to their communities. We know this year’s grant recipients will do incredible things with the funds they receive as this program continues to grow."

"This partnership and grant program empowers LGBTQ+ and Allied owned businesses. Last year, we saw the impact firsthand with sixteen local businesses receiving grants. We're excited to partner again this year on this grant program, as we continue our efforts to bolster area restaurants," stated Tammi Wallace, Co-Founder, President & CEO of the Greater Houston LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce. "The Chamber remains steadfast in its dedication to fostering growth and prosperity for local restaurants, many who have been hit pretty hard over the past few years. Thanks to this generous grant program from Grubhub and the NGLCC, we're able to further our commitment to enhancing economic opportunities for our regional business community."

Once again, under the innovative grant program, the NGLCC has set a goal to allocate 30 percent of the funds to businesses owned by people of color and transgender and gender expansive (TGX) individuals. Between now and June 2024, NGLCC will roll the grant program out regionally, with applications for Central U.S. establishments launching on May 14, 2024, through June 4, 2024. Restaurants wishing to learn more about applying for grants should visit

The NGLCC’s network of nearly 55 Affiliate Chambers across America will once again help amplify this grant opportunity to support local restaurants. Those local chambers will again benefit from this initiative’s Affiliate Chamber Fund. In addition to supporting local efforts to share the grant opportunity, this fund has and will continue to enable any establishment that receives a grant that is not currently a member of an NGLCC local affiliate chamber to have one year of membership paid.

For more information on the Community Impact Grant Program regarding restaurant eligibility requirements, timelines, how to apply, and more, please visit

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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. @nglcc

About Grubhub

Grubhub is part of Just Eat (LSE: JET, AMS: TKWY), a leading global online food delivery marketplace. 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 more than 365,000 restaurant partners in over 4,000 U.S. cities.

About Greater Houston LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Houston LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce accelerates economic opportunity for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer + (LGBTQ+) community through a strong network of business allies, innovative programs, strategic partnerships and advance policies that foster economic inclusion and equality. 

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