The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with the cities of Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, has created a relief fund to help local small businesses endure the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The foundation has launched Conejo Valley Small Business Relief Fund with a $10,000 commitment to raise funds to be distributed to qualifying businesses via financial grants.

“Our chamber is so grateful for this regional collaboration that gives us the opportunity to help some of our local small business through this time,” Chamber Chief Executive Danielle Borja said in a statement.

Added Agoura Hills Mayor Illece Buckley Weber: “Our local small businesses give our cities the character and small town feel that we have come to cherish. They are the fabric of our communities and no donation is too small to ensure they remain with us for years to come.”

Westlake Village Mayor Kelly Honig said that the money will be distributed to small businesses with less than 25 employees.

Thousand Oaks Mayor Al Adam added: “The ongoing public health crisis has presented significant challenges to many of our businesses.”

Information on donating is on the conejochamber.org website.