Social Media Today reported that Facebook has this week announced a new $100 million grants program to assist 30,000 Small Business, in 30 nations, supporting the communities in which Facebook and its teams operate.

As explained by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg:

“Small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities, and many of the people who run these businesses are heavily affected by the crisis – especially as more and more people sensibly stay home. The longer the crisis goes on, the greater the risk to small businesses and to the livelihoods of their owners and employees. That’s why today I’m announcing that Facebook is investing $100 million to help 30,000 small businesses in over 30 countries where our employees live and work.”

Facebook has created a dedicated website for the new program that you can access here.

See the interview with Sheryl Sandberg on CNBC here.