Small Town, Big Hearts Initiative

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The City of Brighton Downtown Development Authority is launching a small-business relief initiative for all eligible businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. This is an effort our help our local small business community through this difficult time. As a community we have always strived to support each other and now is no different. Let’s overcome this challenge together!

How It Works
    Matching Dollars    Instructional Webinars    Contacts for Help/Questions    Links    Disclaimer

If your eligible business is in need of assistance, simply apply at, create a campaign, and spread the word.  Eligible businesses must meet these guidelines: 

  • The business must have a physical address in the DDA district.
  • Must have been in operation before April 1, 2020.
  • Must be a for-profit business.
  • Business must involve face-to-face interaction (e.g. restaurant, hair salon, etc.
This initiative will raise funds online while being matched by the generous support of the Lake Trust Credit Union (up to $750) until May 15 or until funds are depleted.  Lake Trust will also be awarding five $1,000 grants to campaigns that best embody the Spirit of Brighton and the Lake Trust Credit Union 4 Ideas to Live By. Those ideas are:

  • “Stay Curious” – Present bold, experimental, refreshing and curious ideas. Try a new way forward.
  • “Grateful Spirit” – Show how your business or service spreads a message of gratefulness for the opportunity to help others, especially community focused.
  • “We’re All in This Together”  – Stories of how your business/employees are working together, serving and lifting each other during this challenging time.
  • “Authentic Impact” – Tell a vulnerable, truthful, exceptionally presented story of how crowdfunding will impact your business and the Brighton community.
If you are interested in an a instructional webinar on how to host a successful campaign, we will be hosting one periodically with our partner Patronicity. The next webinar will be offered on:  Monday, April 20 at 1pm.  Log-in/Call-in Information:
Topic: Patronicity Instructional Session
Time: Apr 20, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 959 3054 3613
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Meeting ID: 959 3054 3613
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If you would like help or have questions, please contact:
Henry Outlaw
Mahala Clayton
Pam McConeghy
If you would like more information or to donate to a campaign please visit:

This initiative is a collaborative effort between the City of Brighton Downtown Development Authority and Lake Trust Credit Union using the services of Patronicity. This resource is to serve as guide to which Downtown Brighton small businesses are requesting assistance from the public. The City of Brighton Downtown Development Authority does not promote or otherwise endorse any of the listed businesses. The City is not responsible or liable for the content posted through this initiative or the terms of use for Patronicity. Any contributions made through this initiative are considered donations. All forms of investment, expressed or implied, are prohibited. Any matching funds will be contributed at the donor’s discretion and will generally be first come, first serve.