About Us


We are Pennsylvanians helping Pennsylvanians. 

The COVID-19 crisis has put millions of small business jobs at risk impacting millions of families across our Commonwealth. 

The nonprofit Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund was launched by Jeff Bartos, Jeff Brown, Richard Phillips and Roger Braunfeld.  Working with other business leaders throughout the Commonwealth, the Fund’s goal is to help save as many Pennsylvania jobs as possible while small businesses await recently approved federal funding.

Pennsylvania businesses that qualify for assistance from the Fund are:

Small businesses that employ three to 30 people;

Based in Pennsylvania and have been operating for at least one year;

Owned and operated by a Pennsylvania resident.

The funds dispersed to small businesses by the Pennsylvania 30 Day fund do not need to be repaid. If businesses who receive the Fund’s assistance do, at a later date, wish to “pay it forward” to another Pennsylvania small business in need of assistance, they may do so by directing those dollars back to the Fund, which will disburse the funding to another Pennsylvania business in need.

Our Advisory Board


Initial Founding Members of the Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund’s Advisory Board include:

  • Cassandra Bailey
  • Jeff Bartos
  • Roger Braunfeld
  • Jeffrey Brown
  • Maia Comeau
  • Richard Phillips
  • Mustafa Rashed
  • Tony Payton, Jr.
  • Jill Aschkenasy, Founder, Our Closet
  • Steven Scott Bradley, President and Founder, Bradley & Bradley Associates

What You Need to Know


PA 30 Day Fund is a volunteer-powered nonprofit with all funds raised going directly to small businesses in desperate need to protect jobs NOW. 

Who does the PA 30 Day Fund help?

Pennsylvania businesses that qualify for assistance from the Fund are small businesses:

  • Employing three to 30 people;
  • Based in Pennsylvania and operating for at least one year;
  • Owned and operated by a Pennsylvania resident.
Do Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund funds need to be repaid?

No. The funds dispersed to businesses by the Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund do not need to be repaid. If businesses who receive the Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund assistance do, at a later date, wish to “pay it forward” to another Pennsylvania small business in need of assistance, they may do so by directing those dollars back to the Fund, which will disburse the funding to another Pennsylvania business in need.

What is the application process?

The application process is designed to be quick and easy for small businesses in Pennsylvania. You will receive a funding decision within three to five business days. The application can be submitted from your phone in less than ten minutes.

  • Fill out a one-page form (takes less than ten minutes)
  • Submit a brief video (up to three minutes) about the business and its employees.
  • Approval will occur within three to five business days, and approved businesses can expect an immediate transfer of funds.
Who created the Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund?

Initial Founding Members of the Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund’s Advisory Board include:

  • Cassandra Bailey
  • Jeff Bartos
  • Roger Braunfeld
  • Jeffrey Brown
  • Maia Comeau
  • Richard Phillips
  • Mustafa Rashed
  • Tony Payton, Jr.
  • J
Who will oversee the approval process?

The Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund approval process is powered by volunteers, including graduate and professional students, finance executives and entrepreneurs, all of whom are focused on helping to save Pennsylvania businesses.

Is the Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund a government program?

NO, the Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund is an organization fueled by the private sector committed to supporting small business jobs and entrepreneurs in Pennsylvania.