The AAPISTRONG Restaurant Fund, made possible by the Grubhub Community Fund, is designed to benefit Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander-owned restaurants across the country. With the industry facing ongoing economic challenges, the AAPISTRONG Restaurant Fund is available to help under-resourced restaurants respond to supply chain disruptions, increased inventory costs, workforce development, and safety for their employees.

Funding will allow AAPI restaurateurs to take their business to the next level through development ideas such as infrastructure improvements, e-commerce and technology, employee benefits, and operations streamlining. Ultimately, this will help AAPI entrepreneurs to scale their businesses, secure their futures, and give back to the life of their neighborhoods by fostering safe and enjoyable places to gather.

Applications open May 1 – May 31 or if we reach 5,000 applications, whichever comes first.


  • Applications Open: May 1 – May 31 or if we reach 5,000 applications, whichever comes first
  • Application Review: June – July 2024
  • Notification of Results: August 2024

*Dates are subject to change.

You can preview the application here. Please note that applications will only be accepted through the application portal once it opens on May 1.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. The restaurant must be Asian American/Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian majority-owned (at least 51%); 
  2. Must be based in the United States; 
  3. Must be currently operational; 
  4. Must be a for-profit business;
  5. Must show proof of their primary licensed activity as “the preparation and serving of food”; 
  6. Operates in a single location;
  7. Cannot be a franchise;
  8. Must demonstrate financial need;
  9. Funds must be used towards growth and expansion of the business;
  10. Must demonstrate community impact (i.e. culture/community, hiring, charitable/philanthropic efforts, etc.);
  11. Priority will be given to first time grant applicants;
  12. For grand prize finalists, you must be able to attend our Annual Conference in Santa Clara, CA on September 4, 2024. (Flight vouchers and hotel accommodations will be provided via National ACE)