Macon Fund Helps Small Businesses That Can’t Make Payroll

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“We’ve handed out now, about $84,000, and it’s really a fast-moving target, so we don’t have a lot of time to wait around.”

Small businesses are struggling in the wake of the coronavirus shutdown. Many businesses can’t make payroll and with employees unable to work, the result is a lot of financial hurt going around.

To help those in need, attorney Kathy McArthur has helped create the Macon 30 Day Fund to help these businesses cover their payroll and healthcare expenses while awaiting federal aid. The fund has received roughly 170 applications so far. Businesses that have already been helped include boutiques, restaurants, music stores, fitness centers, bakeries, and more.

To apply for a forgivable loan or make a donation to help small businesses, visit

Kathy McArthur is the founder and owner of McArthur Law Firm based in Macon, Georgia. To learn more, contact the attorney directly by calling 888-511-3130 or by submitting a contact form on this page.

Key Takeaways From Kathy McArthur:

Attorney Kathy McArthur partnered with a community leader to figure out how they could contribute to coronavirus relief in the Macon-Bibb area of Georgia. They decided to focus on providing aid to small businesses struggling to meet payroll in the midst of the current health crisis. In less than two weeks from creating the fund, 167 applications were received and over $100,000 was raised to help these small businesses, and money has continued to be donated since. In fact, the Macon bar trial lawyers alone have donated over $60,000.

The goal of the Macon 30 Day Fund is to assist as many small businesses as possible.

The Macon 30 Day Fund is designed to offer small businesses forgivable loans of up to $3,000. This money does not need to be paid back, unless the business wants to pay that favor forward in the future by donating back to the fund. However, for a small business to qualify for aid from the Macon 30 Day Fund they must have a Macon-Bibb county business license, a main office in Macon-Bibb, and the owner of the business must be a resident of Macon-Bibb county. The Macon 30 Day Fund is a very focused community effort designed to provide local relief.

Donations to the fund have primarily come from local, community members, but is still seeking donations to meet the growing needs of its community.

The Macon 30 Day Fund is currently seeking non-profit tax status, but this process is often time-consuming and the rewards of this won’t be able to be reaped for some time. In the meantime, if you want to donate to the fund, you can simply go to and follow the instructions therein regarding how to donate. An alternate way to donate to the fund is to contact Attorney Kathy McArthur at by sending an email saying you’d like to donate. If you choose to go this route, you may send a check to the law firm made out to the Macon 30 Day Fund which will be immediately deposited in the Macon 30 Day Fund account. No one involved with the project is receiving any payment, and 100% of the donations to this fund are going to small businesses in need.

The Macon 30 Day Fund is meant as a supplement to federal aid.

Federal aid can take time to trickle down to the businesses who need it, which is where the Macon 30 Day Fund comes in. This fund is designed to help small businesses as they wait for federal relief. This fund is the only organization currently offering any kind of assistance to suffering businesses in the Macon-Bibb area of Georgia.

Small businesses can apply for aid at

Small businesses who want to learn more about the Macon 30 Day Fund or meet the criteria and want to apply for a forgivable loan can visit and fill out the application form found on the website. Any small business that meets the criteria set forth by the fund is encouraged to apply. McArthur hopes to see donations continue and increase in order to help as many businesses as possible in the Macon-Bibb area.

To learn more, contact Kathy McArthur directly by calling 888-511-3130 or by submitting a contact form on this page.

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