Member Spotlight: 49ers Elevate Bay Area Black-Owned Businesses
Amid both the ongoing pandemic and the fight against social injustice, the San Francisco 49ers, a longtime member of the Bay Area Council, have and will continue to support and elevate their neighbors and businesses surrounding the greater Bay Area. In addition to the organization’s year-round efforts, the 49ers recently teamed up with Council members U.S. Bank and Visa to provide several small businesses with gift cards and to surprise two local Black-owned businesses with $10,000 grants.
Additionally, the 49ers spent over $35,000 with multiple Black-owned businesses to aid in COVID-relief efforts. They’ve also assembled a curated list of several Black-owned businesses in the Bay Area, including some backed by 49ers players as well as the organization’s Black employee resource group, 49ers B.U.I.L.D. We encourage our members, partners and friends to support these and other Black-owned Bay Area businesses in August, which is National Black Business Month, and year-round.