About Us


We are Virginians helping Virginians.

The nonprofit Virginia 30 Day Fund was launched by Virginia technology entrepreneur Pete Snyder and his wife, Burson. Working with other business leaders throughout the Commonwealth, the Fund’s goal is to help save as many Virginia jobs as possible.

The COVID-19 crisis has threatened hundreds of thousands of small businesses in Virginia, where almost half of all jobs are attributable to small businesses. Even as businesses embark upon the process of reopening, they face new regulations and uncertainties, a diminished economy, and a lack of financial cushion, as surplus resources have been stretched thin for many. 

Virginia businesses that qualify for assistance from the Fund are:

Small businesses that employ three to 30 people;

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

Owned and operated by a Virginia resident.

The funds disbursed to small businesses by the Virginia 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 Virginia 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 Virginia business in need.

Our Advisory Board


Pete and Burson are joined by some of Virginia’s top entrepreneurs, business leaders, and philanthropic partners, including:

  • Jim Cheng, former Virginia Secretary of Commerce 
  • Suzanne Clark, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President 
  • Bobbie Kilberg 
  • Mark Kimsey, Board Member, Kimsey Foundation
  • Sharon and Virginia Senator Chap Petersen
  • Todd Stottlemyer, former Rector of the College of William & Mary and CEO of CNSI
  • Will Payne, Managing Partner, Coalfield Strategies
  • Curtis Gordinier, Managing Member, Maltese Capital
  • Suzanne and Virginia Senator Mark Obenshain
  • Steve Burns, Managing Partner, Quad-C
  • Pam Brewster, Principal, Orange Strategies
  • Virginia Delegate Rob Bell
  • Chelsea Wise, Equity Consultant, The Spark Mill 
  • Kevin and Anne Gentry
  • Julie and Virginia Delegate Kirk Cox
  • RJ Narang, President, Renegade Technology Systems, Inc.
  • Diane and Frank Atkinson
  • Virginia Delegate David LaRock
  • The Honorable Jerry Kilgore
  • J.R. Hadley
  • Glorya and D.J. Jordan, Former Chair of the Virginia State Board of Social Services
  • Melissa Martin, Former Journalist & Project Manager, Inova Health System
  • Marcus Martin, Jr., Founder/CEO of Global Oak Capital Markets and Anchor Digital Inc & Director of Development, Ridley Scholars Program at the University of Virginia
  • Chuck James, Partner, Williams Mullen
  • Zac Moffatt, CEO, Targeted Victory 

What You Need to Know


VA 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 VA 30 Day Fund help?

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

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

No. The funds dispersed to businesses by the Virginia 30 Day Fund do not need to be repaid. If businesses who receive the Virginia 30 Day Fund assistance do, at a later date, wish to “pay it forward” to another Virginia 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 Virginia business in need.

What is the application process?

The application process is designed to be quick and easy for small businesses in Virginia. 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.
  • Approved businesses can expect an immediate transfer of funds.
Who created the Virginia 30 Day Fund?

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis and the cash crunch facing small businesses, Virginia technology entrepreneur Pete Snyder and his wife, Burson, launched the Virginia 30 Day Fund.

 

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

  • Jim Cheng, former Virginia Secretary of Commerce
  • Suzanne Clark, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President
  • Bobbie Kilberg 
  • Mark Kimsey, Board Member, Kimsey Foundation
  • Sharon and Virginia Senator Chap Petersen
  • Todd Stottlemyer, former Rector of the College of William & Mary and CEO of CNSI
  • Will Payne, Managing Partner, Coalfield Strategies
  • Curtis Gordinier, Managing Member, Maltese Capital
  • Suzanne and Virginia Senator Mark Obenshain
  • Steve Burns, Managing Partner, Quad-C
  • Pam Brewster, Principal, Orange Strategies
  • Virginia Delegate Rob Bell
  • Chelsea Wise, Equity Consultant, The Spark Mill
  • Kevin and Anne Gentry
  • Julie and Virginia Delegate Kirk Cox
  • RJ Narang, President, Renegade Technology Systems, Inc.
  • Diane and Frank Atkinson
  • Virginia Delegate David LaRock
  • The Honorable Jerry Kilgore
  • J.R. Hadley
  • Gloria and D.J. Jordan, Former Chair of the Virginia State Board of Social Services
  • Melissa Martin, Former Journalist & Project Manager, Inova Health System
  • Marcus Martin, Jr., Founder/CEO of Global Oak Capital Markets and Anchor Digital Inc & Director of Development, Ridley Scholars Program at the University of Virginia
  • Chuck James, Partner, Williams Mullen
  • Zac Moffatt, CEO, Targeted Victory
Who will oversee the approval process?

The Virginia 30 Day Fund approval process is powered by volunteer MBAs from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and some of the top business minds from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Is the Virginia 30 Day Fund a government program?

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