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Lam Foundation Announces $100,000 Fund for Hospitality Industry

The $500 grants will help hospitality workers harmed by COVID-19 fallout.

The Timothy S.Y. Lam Foundation, based in Las Vegas, last week announced a program to offer $500 relief grants to assist people in the hospitality industry who have suffered financially in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic.  The program will offer $100,000 in all.

The one-time grants are available to those who are able to provide documentation that they:

  • were previously employed in the hospitality industry as of March 1, 2020, and
  • can provide documentation that they are no longer receiving a salary as a result of COVID-19.

The grants are also available to those who are self-employed in the hospitality industry but have lost contracts from cancellations.

The first application window begins Friday, April 10, at 12 p.m. PST. The second window will begin Friday, April 24. Applicants selected during the first window will be notified via email within two weeks. Those who do not receive notice during the first window may apply again on April 24.

For more information and to apply, please visit

“We know that $500 is not enough to sustain an individual, but we hope that it might help to bridge a gap during this difficult time,” said Joshua Jones, DMCP, board director for the Timothy S.Y. Lam Foundation and regional president for Hosts Las Vegas and Hosts Southern California.

Those interested in providing additional funds or resources should contact [email protected].

The Timothy S.Y. Lam Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation established in 2012 to honor the legacy of the late Timothy S.Y. Lam by supporting professional development and academic advancement of the hospitality industry. The mission of TSYLF is to support research, education  and training within the hospitality industry; and awarding research grants to those interested in blending academia with practical industry know-how. For more information on scholarships and grant opportunities, application requirements and deadlines, visit



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