Small Business Fund

Read about how the Small Business Fund helped businesses in 2020 here


In 2020, The Partnership for Community Development initiated a fund to provide assistance to local businesses which were most affected by disruptions resulting from COVID-19.  The absence of Colgate students in Hamilton and the limited mobility of residents suddenly created a void in the vibrancy and commerce that have always been the lifeblood of local businesses.
Monies raised under the stewardship of PCD assisted and continue to assist businesses and employees in these challenging times, providing continuity for the wide array of retailers and other businesses within Hamilton.
Sustaining community vitality is at the core of PCD’s mission – contributions to which continue to help preserve the character of our community, to the benefit of all who visit, work, and live in Hamilton, now and in the times ahead. Businesses still need support, so the PCD is still accepting donations at this time. PCD is a 501(c)3 and your contribution is tax deductible.
Gift cards are another way to support Hamilton businesses. These offer immediate cash to our small business owners and can be redeemed at a later date or given as a gift.