In lower than one month since Portnoy kicked off “The Barstool Fund” along with his personal $500,000, the fundraiser has tallied $20,119,270 from greater than 156,000 donors and has aided 92 small companies throughout the nation as of Thursday night.
Earlier within the day, Portnoy took to Twitter to rejoice, however harassed that their mission is removed from over.
“20 million raised! Thanks to everybody who donated!” Portnoy exclaimed. “But we still have a line of small businesses out the ass that need help and need help now. We need another 20 million.”
On Dec. 17, Portnoy launched the fund for small companies in want of a monetary lifeline. Companies can apply by way of e mail for help with wants equivalent to hire or tax funds, as long as they’ve continued to pay their workers all through the pandemic.
Some of the big-name contributors of the fund embody NFL celebrity Tom Brady, Food Network host Guy Fieri, and musician Kid Rock.
Despite the success of Portnoy’s fundraiser, nonetheless, it has earned little to no press from the mainstream media.
Earlier this week, Portnoy took discover of a tweet put out by CNN, which reported on Beyoncé’s “BeyGOOD Impact Fund” providing $5,000 grants to 100 individuals dealing with foreclosures or evictions throughout the pandemic.
“This is great. I wonder if there are any other charities going on that are helping Americans with the corona pandemic that could use press coverage to help raise more money?” Portnoy reacted, including three cricket emojis.
“I have no problem with them talking about Beyonce,” Portnoy defined to Fox Business host Stuart Varney on Wednesday. “Any charity is good. She donated, I think, half a million dollars to helping people who are getting kicked out of their houses because of COVID, which is great.”
He continued, “I don’t care if you’re political or not political. Everyone should care about this.”
Portnoy has been often sharing recordings of FaceTime conversations with small enterprise homeowners, in addition to their emotional reactions to the information that they are going to be beneficiaries of The Barstool Fund.
Fox Business’ Thomas Barrabi contributed to his report.