We support local economies by providing more access to opportunity, helping small businesses thrive, and creating new models for growth.
Helping Small Businesses to Adapt, Grow, and Thrive
DoorDash Accelerator for Local Restaurants
Through the DoorDash Accelerator for Local Restaurants, we are providing access to capital and education that aims to help small businesses flourish.
DoorDash Accelerator for Local Goods
The Accelerator for Local Goods is designed to empower early-stage consumer packaged goods businesses with a grant, training, and a chance to feature their product on DashMart.
DoorDash Disaster Relief Fund
Restaurants affected by natural disasters like fires, floods, and hurricanes can apply for grants to help keep their business going. Apply for a grant.
Small Business Spotlight: Windy City Ribs & Whiskey
Owner Terri Evans says the Restaurant Accelerator "was built to allow us to grow, to do a deep dive—almost like an MBA—specifically as it relates to the restaurant industry.” It gave her "the opportunity to think about our growth."
The Future of Local Commerce
Flexible Partnership Options
Consumers, merchants, and delivery drivers alike should be able to choose what’s best for them. Price controls limit choices for small businesses and can have negative ramifications for local economies.
Expanding Safe Alcohol Delivery
DoorDash encourages policymakers to safely expand local businesses’ and independent liquor stores’ ability to use third-party services for safe alcohol delivery to reach additional customers and grow revenues.
With the Restaurant Advisory Council and our Chief Restaurant Advisor, DoorDash is committed to engaging with the independent restaurant community.