Today, we’re launching new initiatives to support Black-owned restaurants on the DoorDash and Caviar platforms. These new initiatives come as part of our commitment announced last month to support Black communities and Black-owned businesses.
Today, we’re sharing that:
We will be matching loans for Black-owned businesses through a new partnership with Kiva, a global non-profit whose mission is to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive.
In June 2020, DoorDash saw a 275x increase in the frequency of searches for Black-owned businesses compared to the month prior. We are making it easier for customers to support Black-owned businesses in their neighborhoods by launching new in-app features on DoorDash and Caviar to highlight and support independent Black-owned businesses and Black entrepreneurs:
We are offering $0 delivery fees** from all merchant partners in DoorDash’s program to support Black-owned businesses on DoorDash and Caviar through the end of 2020.
With the goal of creating a platform that reflects the communities we serve and to reduce barriers to entry for Black-owned businesses to partner with DoorDash, beginning today and continuing through the end of this year, independent Black-owned restaurants in the United States and Canada can sign up for free with DoorDash and Caviar and pay zero commissions for 30 days. This is not a deferral of fees, nor will merchants be asked to pay anything back.
Additionally, we will be providing additional support and resources to merchants that are part of DoorDash’s program to support Black-owned businesses, beginning with expedited live support this month.
We consider this commitment to supporting Black communities an ongoing effort that demands action through our product, our voice, and our resources. In addition to donating $500,000 to the national chapter of Black Lives Matter last month, we also created a $500,000 fund to be directed by the [email protected] Employee Resource Group (ERG).
Today, we’re also proud to share we’re donating to 20 organizations that have been selected to receive funds by the [email protected] ERG and its leaders. The organizations represent a range of intersectional issues from youth development, to gender, to economic empowerment, with donations going to organizations like HBCUvc, Black Girls Code, and Black Culinary Alliance Global (BCAGlobal).
We hope you continue supporting Black-owned restaurants and businesses in your communities. We will continue to use our platform, voice, and resources to make progress together.
*Program administration and eligibility will be in DoorDash’s sole discretion. We reserve the right to amend, suspend, or terminate the program or terms at any time, including to comply with legislation or regulation of any kind. To learn more about participating in DoorDash’s program to support Black-owned businesses, including eligibility requirements, and about the Kiva Loan program and eligibility see here.
**Link to terms: https://drd.sh/VzIGgb/