Designing Change

behind the grant

To lend relief to the city we call home and to show support to the community that we hold dear, PLANOLY offered two local small businesses a relief grant of $5,000 each to help make ends meet during these uncertain times. We also awarded them one free year of PLANOLY Solo and one-on-one mentoring sessions with a social marketing expert.

meet our grant recipients

We received 300+ applications and want to sincerely thank each one of you for applying. Being an Austin business ourselves, we were touched by every entry and it was truly difficult to pick only two winners amongst such incredible business owners.

Please join us in celebrating PLANOLY’s Local Love Grant recipients:
The Paper + Craft Pantry and Brooklyn Breakfast Shop.

we’re still in this together, Austin

The Local Love Grant is the first of what we hope to be many more projects to come through Designing Change, PLANOLY’s philanthropic initiative to champion small businesses, women entrepreneurs, as well as empower a future generation of young women in tech. 

We’re in this together, Austin

are you qualified?

We’re committed to supporting those most affected by citywide shutdowns. If you meet the following, you’re qualified to apply.

Must be a small business based in Austin/ Travis County or Williamson County.

Small Business

Business must be a brick and mortar/physical establishment

Brick and Mortar

Business owner(s) must be United States residents

United States Residents

Must have no more than 20 full time or part-time employees

No more than 20 employees

Must have a business that was forced to pivot, temporarily close, or shut down due to COVID-19 crisis


Business owner(s) must be 18 or older to apply

18 or Older

the selection process

PLANOLY’s founders are no strangers to the unique challenges of running a small business and are aware of how critical the next few weeks will be for business owners. We’ve accelerated the Local Love Grant application and review process to reflect the urgency businesses are facing today

  • Tuesday, March 31st - Tuesday, April 7th
    For one week, small businesses will be able to apply for the relief grant.
  • Wednesday, April 8th - Wednesday, April 15thPLANOLY team will deliberate and choose two winners.
  • Thursday, April 16th
    PLANOLY will email/call the winners to redeem the grant.
  • Monday, April 20th
    PLANOLY will announce the winner on social and on the grant landing page.

how to apply

Simply click below to head over to the form and fill out the application by April, 7 11:59PM CST. Once you’re done, encourage your followers to share their support and spread local love using our new StoriesEdit templates on social media.

Make sure to get your applications in by April 7th, 11:59 CST!

How To Apply

the StoriesEdit collection

Want to cheer on your favorite small business? Help “Show Your Support” with our new StoriesEdit collection.

Download StoriesEdit on the App Store Download StoriesEdit on the PlayStore
the StoriesEdit collection

our story

In the four years since PLANOLY entered the digital marketing space, it has become the industry-leading Instagram visual planner for content professionals around the world. PLANOLY was thoughtfully created from a brand and designer’s point of view and was beautifully crafted to be simple, clean, and easy to use. It is the first visual planner for Instagram and serves as the most effective visual social media planner on the market today. With our recent addition of two new products, StoriesEdit, and our Pin Planner, PLANOLY continues to pave the way for businesses of all sizes to carry out their digital marketing strategies seamlessly.