Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, NGLCC, and Grubhub Community Fund to award substantial grants supporting local LGBTQ+ & Allied Businesses

Community Impact Grant Funds Austin LGBT Chamber recipients are Dorothy's and Sunday Lunchbox

September 25, 2023 | For Immediate Release


AUSTIN — Austin’s Community Impact Grant Program recipients are Sunday Lunchbox and Dorothy’s Cafe! Grubhub, a leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace with the largest and most comprehensive network of restaurant partners, and the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBTQ+ community and certifying body for LGBTQ+-owned businesses nationwide, and the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, are pleased to announce a series of grants for local businesses celebrating LGBTQ+ & Allied business resilience as part of the return of the NGLCC Community Impact Grant Program in 2023.

“We often say at NGLCC that if you can buy it, an LGBTQ+-owned business can supply it,” said NGLCC Co-Founder & President Justin Nelson. “That is especially true of the LGBTQ+-owned restaurants and establishments across America who kept our communities and first responders fed throughout the pandemic. We’re proud to again partner with Grubhub, with the support of a grant from the Grubhub Community Fund, in offering grants to support businesses throughout the nation. America’s 1.4 million LGBTQ+-owned business owners have shown incredible resilience over the last two years, and now, in turn, we can help them recover and build strong businesses.”
At the start of 2023, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce opened applications for the NGLCC Community Impact Grant Program, a program made possible by a grant from the Grubhub Community Fund. The NGLCC’s network of more than fifty Affiliate Chambers across America, including the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, helped amplify this grant opportunity to support local restaurants. Those local chambers will again benefit from this initiative’s Affiliate Chamber Fund. In addition to supporting local efforts to share the grant opportunity, this fund has and will continue to enable any establishment that receives a grant that is not currently a member of an NGLCC local affiliate chamber to have one year of membership paid.

Local businesses receiving these grants are:

“Congratulations! We are so excited for Dorothy’s Cafe and Sunday Lunchbox, and we are lucky to have them as members of our Chamber,” said Colton Ashabranner, Marketing and Communications Manager for the Austin LGBT Chamber.

“NGLCC has been an incredible partner to Grubhub, and it was a no-brainer to renew this program which has supported so many LGBTQ+-owned businesses across the country,” said Dave Tovar, Grubhub’s senior vice president of Communications and Government Relations.
“We’ve heard so many stories of how independent restaurants have used these grants to do  amazing things for their business and in their communities, and I’m excited to see what new and exciting things come out of the next group of grant recipients.”
For more information on the Community Impact Grant Program, please visit

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The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT
community and is the largest global advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses, known as Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers. @nglcc

About Grubhub

Grubhub is part of Just Eat (LSE: JET, AMS: TKWY), a leading global online food delivery marketplace. Dedicated to connecting diners with the food they love from their favorite local restaurants, Grubhub elevates food ordering through innovative restaurant technology, easy-to-use platforms and an improved delivery experience. Grubhub features more than 365,000 restaurant partners in over 4,000 U.S. cities.

About the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The Austin LGBT Chamber, founded in 1997 works to achieve equality and inclusion by promoting economic vitality in our communities and strengthening LGBTQ+ and allied businesses. More info at