San Francisco based businesses impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic are encouraged to apply for 0% interest rate loans from Main Street Launch in partnership with the City of San Francisco.


San Francisco Hardship Emergency Loan Program (SF HELP)

To Be Eligible, Your Business Must:

  1. Be an existing business located in the City of San Francisco (SF Business address)
  2. Be a for-profit business in good standing
  3. Have total annual revenues under $2,500,000
  4. Have a valid San Francisco Business License
  5. Be free of any city/county tax liens or judgments
  6. Have a business bank account
  7. Demonstrate a 25% drop in revenues since January 1, 2020.
  8. Must have 3 years remaining on lease, if business is location dependent.
Businesses that do not meet these minimum criteria are ineligible. All loans subject to underwriting and approval.

Loan Details Include:

  • Up to $50,000
  • 0% Interest
  • Up to 6 year terms
  • No fees
  • No collateral

Eligible Loan Uses Include:

  1. Working Capital (including rent, utilities, payroll, supplies, etc.)
  2. Equipment
  3. Inventory

Loan Inquiry Form

Please complete the Loan Inquiry Form for San Francisco-Based Businesses.

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