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SMC Strong: San Carlos Small Business Grants

Post Date:05/21/2020 12:06 PM

Directly Support Local San Carlos Businesses

Donate to the San Carlos Contribution Fund through SMC Strong

The City of San Carlos has joined the SMC Strong Fund to create a unique San Carlos Contribution Fund that will specifically assist San Carlos businesses. This program offers grants of up to $10,000 to small businesses that can demonstrate financial hardship associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The program opened to strong demand, receiving applications from 110 local businesses seeking funding; however, only 16 were able to receive grants before funds were exhausted. The City allocated seed funding for this effort and needs your help to increase the number of grants for our small businesses.

The San Mateo Credit Union will be administering grants for this program. If you’d like to make a donation, please do so by writing a check made payable to “SMCU Community Fund” and mail it to:

SMCU Community Fund
Attn: Wade Painter
350 Convention Way
Redwood City, CA 94063

Alternatively, you may wire funds to the following account:
San Mateo Credit Union Routing Number: 321174851
Checking Account Number: 150000065085

Before making a contribution, email the information below to Wade Painter at and copy Don Cecil at and Adam Aronson at

  1. Name of your company
  2. Name of the accounting contact in your company
  3. Amount of your contribution
  4. Will you be sending by check or wire transfer

To ensure that your contribution goes directly to businesses in San Carlos, please mention that you would like your donation to go to the San Carlos Contribution Fund. Any amount will help and 100% of your contribution will be donated to San Carlos Businesses.

 Thank you in advance for your support of our business community.  Please contact Don Cecil at (415) 999-3262 with any questions.

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