SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF TRACKER

Funding, Grants and Resources

We want you to know how to find grants for small businesses. This is why She Boss Talk is committed to helping entrepreneurs and business owners who are grappling with the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic and the inequities in funding and resources for minorities and women businesses. It is our goal to provide information that will give you a financial lifeline to rise and thrive!

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We leave all grants listed on this tracker. Why? If a grant is closed, that doesn't mean it will not reopen.  Grants have funding periods. Funding may be made available monthly, quarterly, annually or have multiple funding rounds after each closing period. New funding opportunities are added weekly.

CHECK YOUR CITY, COUNTY AND STATE

Take time to research your local geographic area for grants and other funding opportunities with government agencies, associations, companies, nonprofits and foundations. These grantors include, but are not limited to: 

Chamber of Commerce 

City Government 

Community Development Agencies

County Government

Local Foundations

Minority/Small/Women Business Centers

SCORE

Small Business Development Centers 

State Government

Urban League

TIP: Set up Google Alerts for specific grants in your local area. Type in google Alerts and it will give you  step-by-step process on how to do it. 

 

TIP: Local grant programs may include help with rent, mortgage, utilities, car repair, child care, food assistance and more. 

STATE SMALL BUSINESS  RELIEF GRANTS

California Grants - Check Round Dates

Georgia Resurgence Grant Fund up to $40,000

Illinois Back To Business Grants

Illinois: Chicago Grants

Main Economic Recovery Grants

Massachusetts Empowering Small Business Grants up to $75,000

Michigan Afflicted Business Relief Grants (Opens Mar 10)

New Jersey Small Business Lease Grant

New Jersey Small Business Improvement Grant up to $50,000

New York City Small Business Resilience Grants

New York Small Business Recovery Grants

New Mexico Business Recovery Grants

North Carolina Business Recovery Grants

Pennsylvania (Erie County) Small Business Grants

Virginia COVID-19 CDBG Business Grant (Williamsburg)

Washington Restart Grants

 Wisconsin Tomorrow- Main Street Bounceback grant

Childcare Provider Grants - All States (Child & Family Services)

Rent and Utility Relief - All States

This is not a complete list of all grants that may be in your state. Use tips above to search and find local grants and other programs. 

NATIONAL & INTERATIONAL GRANT LISTING

100+ Accelerator - The 100+ Accelerator delivers 6 months of remote programming and training to accelerate the collaboration and growth of cohort companies in addition to a pilot/alliance with their partner companies. You will receive support from a global team champion, access to mentor networks and up to $100K toward pilot execution.  Applications due 4/30/2022.

 

1MBB Pitch competition is accepting applications from aspiring and existing Black enterpreneurs with an innovative idea that solves a world problem. Win $10K. Reopens Sept. 2022.

4.0 Fellowships (two options) - Essentials Fellowship is a program for founders at the ideation stage. The Tiny Fellowship is for those who have more established ideas. Capital is invested in startups via stipends.  Apply by 4/29/2022.

500 Global Flagship Accelerator Program for startups - $150,000 equity investment opportunity. Rolling Applications.

Alibaba.com, in partnership with Hello Alice, Alibaba.com is awarding $500,000 to help U.S. online entrepreneurs bring their innovative product and/or go-to-market ideas to life through the Alibaba.com Grants Program. Check for 2022 round.

Amazon opens its Accelerator & Grant Program. Applications are open for black owned business sellers on their platform. Awards up to $10K. Annual program.  Rolling applications.

Amazon announced a $5 million Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund to provide cash grants to local Seattle small businesses.  Amazon Lending is also pausing repayment from sellers who have outstanding loans, and seller loans will not accrue interest during this time period. Multiple rounds. 

American Express, a credit card company in partnership with a the “Coalition to Back Black Businesses” Grant Program with a $10 Million Commitment. Annual grants are awarded in the fall each year. Reopens Sept 2022. 

Atomic Grants by Passion Collective will award four grants to applicants who are looking for support in bringing their passion to life. The passion should be one that looks to create positive change for the applicant and others.These awards include a $1500 cash grant, coaching from leading strategy and culture consulting firm Keystone Group International AND a free year of Passion Collective On Demand!

AT&T Black Future Maker - Black Future Makers are dedicated individuals pursuing greater possibilities for the greater good. Submit a video of 30-60 seconds, or photo, on your Instagram feed. Tell us how you are pursuing greater possibilities for you and the community. Tag @att and use #dreaminblack and #attcontest. Winners chosen monthly. Grants for $10,000. Apply by 12/31/2022.

Aveeno Skin Health Startup Accelerator - Aveeno is looking for Black female entrepreneurs with a product, brand or technology that meets the skin or hair care needs of Black consumers. Create a 1-2 minute video introducing yourself, your business, and why you got started.   Grant for $100,000.  Annuel program.

AWS in partnership wit Amazon launched the Impact Accelerator for Black Founders. Includes grants of $225,000 Annual program. Reopens May 2023.

Bacardi Backing the B.A.R. Grant Program for businesses that are at least 51% black-owned with a liquor license or aspirations for a liquor license. Multiple rounds. Check for round 3. 

Bank of America committed to doubling the size of the Women’s Entrepreneurship program to 100,000 seats! Get on the waitlist. Spanish speaking register HERE. Program is free ($5,000 value)

Barclays "Small Business, Big Wins". To support small businesses, Barclays is revitalizing its "Small Businesses, Big Wins" promotion. Applicants must submit "compelling stories of resilience" during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to enter. The grand prize is $60,000, and there are a number of smaller cash prizes available as well. The deadline to submit is March 11. Multiple rounds. 

Barefoot Wine is providing #WeStanForHer Business Grants  of $10,000 to support economic equity, Barefoot Wines is investing in Black women-owned businesses that provide spaces, products and services that center, celebrate and uplift Black women. Multiple rounds.

Barstool Fund provides grants to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Applications are on a rolling basis. 

Because Accelerator is designed for early- to middle-stage entrepreneurs who have ideas for physical products with a social impact and have a prototype that has proven market attractiveness. The Because Accelerator is a free, 10-week online training course accompanied by weekly meetings with an experienced coach. The Accelerator culminates in a pitch event with an opportunity for additional support in the form of long term coaching and mentoring, funding from investors, and exposure to international markets.

Beyond Yoga For Women, BY Women Grant virtual coaching to female founders + 1 grant prize of $10K. Deadline April 15.

BGE Energizing Small Business Grants available for businesses in their Maryland service area up to $20,000 to help with pandemic recovery. This is part of BGE's $15 million pledge and multi-year commitment to assist small businesses with relief. Multiple rounds. Applications open until Mar 25, 2022. 

BIPOC Small Business Grants program offers micro grants each month to a minority business. 

Black Ambition: Pharrell Williams Launches Black Ambition, a non-profit initiative that will provide a bridge to success for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs who are launching tech, design, healthcare, and consumer products/services start-ups. Black Ambition is committed to leveling the playing field and fostering the ingenuity, determination, and resilience of underrepresented entrepreneurs. The Black Ambition Prize will find, support, and seed early-stage companies in tech, design, healthcare, and consumer products and services. Ventures must have at least one founder or co-founder that identifies as Black/African/African American and/or Hispanic/Latino/a/Latinx. The grand prize winner will receive up to a $1 million prize and at least nine additional teams will receive smaller prizes. Annual program. Apply by June 20, 2022.

Black Entrepreneurs Day created by Daymond John takes plact in October. Be sure to register each year. There will be $250,000 given away live. Apply for your chance to win an NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant $25,000. Grant reopens Sept. 2022.

Black Girl Magic Summt held August 21-22 is hosting a Pitch Competition. Enter for your chance to win up to $25,000. Reopens 2022.

 Black Girl Ventures Change Agent Fellowship offers Black and Brown women in Los Angeles,  New York, Chicago, Miami, Houston, and Detroit the chance to participate in a 9-month leadership development program that includes a $10K stipend. 2022 applications are open.

BGV Fall 2022 Pitch Program is open to minority women businesses in select cities. Apply by July 1.

BMO Financial Group Expands Grant Program for Women-Owned Businesses Across North America. Awards of $10,000. Applications re-open July 2022. To learn more about the US Grant Program, visit bmoharris.com/women.

 

BMO Grant Program for Women-Owned Businesses in Canada. Awards of $2,500 CAD. To learn more about the Canadian Grant Program, visit bmoforwomen.com. Look for 2022 applications.

Bob Evans Farms Annual Heroes to CEOs Contest for entrepreneurial veterans. Grant awards up to $50,000. Applications open Summer 2022. 

 

Boss Women Media Home Hustlers 4 week business building workshop & pitch competition in partnership with Square to win $5,000 for Black female entrepreneurs. Annual Fall program.

 

Brookfield Properties has the Partner To Empower Program and is investing $25 Million to help minority businesses open brick-and-mortar stores. Program has muliple rounds through 2025 to help Black and minority business owners open brick-and-mortar stores in our malls by providing:

 

  • One-on-one business planning and guidance
  • Networking opportunities and resources

  • Funding dedicated to store construction expenses

  • A tailored, four-week Retail Workshop led by industry experts

Capital One announces the Business’ grant program to help build resilient futures for Black-owned businesses, which will officially launch on March 10th 2022. In partnership with the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO), this program will award $10,000 grants to 150 Black-owned businesses. In addition, all business owners can access free resources to help move their business forward through Capital One’s Business Hub, which features insights and actionable advice from real business owners. Closed eary. Check for future rounds.

Capital One and Boss Women hosts Black Girl Magic Summit Pitch Competition for up to $25,000. Reopens August 2022. 

Caress has announced a $1,000,000 investment over the next 2 years to support women of color entrepreneurs through a founding partnership with IFundWomen of Color. IFundWomen of Color (IFWOC), is the leading platform for diverse entrepreneurs to raise capital through crowdfunding, grants, and coaching. Through this partnership these entrepreneurs will receive the support needed to stay open, re-open, and ensure their long-term success. Beginning with a $500,000 immediate relief donation to support 200 women of color entrepreneurs, already in the IFWOC community, with funding and IFWOC group coaching, mentorship, and connections needed to sustain their businesses. 

Caress Dreams to Reality grant $5,000 and coaching for women entrepreneurs of color. Multiple rounds. 

Cartier Women's Initiative awards 21 women entrepreneurs a regional grant (based on their location in the world) of up to $100,000. Businesses must be issue-driven, with a focus on economic, environmental or other areas of sustainability. Additionally, a fellowship program offers opportunities like mentorship, financial consulting and high-stakes speaking opportunities. Annual competition.

CCCWC Women of Color Entrepreneur Grant for $5,000. The CCWC review committee will review submissions in May 2022, and grants will be awarded to winners and finalists in August 2022.

Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) Small Grants - CHEJ has a Small Grants Program for grassroots groups working on environmental health and justice issues. Grassroots communities of color, low wealth, rural and urban groups are encouraged to apply. Grants up to $20,000. Multiple rounds.

Citi Trends is celebrating Black History Month by providing $5,000 grants to black entrepreneurs. Only applicants in the following product categories will be considered: Apparel, Beauty, Skin Care, Hair Care, Footwear, Home Décor, Bedding, Bath, Technology or Accessories. Annual program. 

Chick-Fil-A True Inspiration Awards™ program was created in 2015 to honor the legacy of Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy. Through these annual grants, we are proud to celebrate and support nonprofit organizations who are Black-led or serve communities of color and who are working in the areas of education, hunger or homelessness. Applications for the 2022 True Inspiration Awards are open March 1 May 31 for U.S. and Canada. Annual program.

Citizens Bank 4th annual Small Business Champion Award Grant program begins Feb. 2021. Grants of $10,000 will be awarded. Businesses must either have a business bank account with them or be located in it's service area. Annual program. Open until March 14.

A Community Thrives, part of USA Today Network, launched its Thrive Crowdfund & Grant Program for nonprofits up to $100,000.

Cleantech Open - Do you have an idea that has the potential to solve an environmental or energy challenge? Apply to the accelerator to gain access to a full business development program, that includes expert mentors, investor introductions, industry connections, and a chance to compete regionally and nationally for cash prizes and in-kind services to launch your venture.  $50,000+ in funding.  Annual program. 

Clubhouse has launched its Creator First Accelerator Program which includes a $5K/month grant. Annual program.

Comcast, a technology company has launched the Comcast Rise Grant program for small business. In addition to $10,000, awardees may receive marketing consultations, media placements, commercial creative production services, or technology services from Effectv and Comcast Business. Grants are awarded quarterly. New round opens each quarter.

Creatively Holdings Inc. (“Creatively”) has created the CreativelyMadeTM contest (the “Contest”) to support and elevate breakthrough talent on Creatively’s platform through cash grants of up to $5,000. Multiple rounds.

Dear God Are We There Yet? -  Community social good activists in US and Canada are encouraged to apply (including Teachers, Students, Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners, and Community Members). Additional grants for Hispanic women. Grants are $100-$500 and awarded quarterly. 

D-Prize Grants for ventures for poverty interventions. Awards of $20,000. Annual program. 

Digital Lift offering grants to help your nonprofit with digital transformation. Awards of $1,000 for Nonprofits in US,UK, Canada, and Australia. Deadline April 30. 

Digital Undivided has launch the Doonie Fund, which provides an immediate economic investment of up to $1000 for black women who own businesses. Multiple rounds. 

 Digitalundivided’s Breakthrough Dallas program offers $5K grants plus mentorship to Black and/or Latina founders. Check for future rounds.

Digital Undivided Through the 12-month Do You Fellowship will award a select group of promising Black and Latinx female entrepreneurs and innovators with access to unparalleled resources and mentorship, professional development, business development, and opportunities to connect and collaborate with a powerful community of founders at the top of their industries. Includes a $5,000 grant. Annual program. ​

Disney Accelerator A business development program created by Walt Disney, designed to accelerate the growth of innovative companies from around the world w/ $100,000 grants for tech businesses. Annual program. Reopens May 2023.

Dollar General Youth Literacy Grants of $4,000 for nonprofits who help students that are below grade level or having trouble reading are eligible to apply. Applications accepted through May 19, 2022.

DoorDash Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund will provide $10,000 relief grants to local restaurants across the United States affected by state- or federally-declared natural disasters. Applications for Round 2 close on June 30, 2022, at 6 p.m. ET.

DoorDash announces its Main Street Strong Accelerator program for restaruant businesses that includes a $20,000 grant. Check eligible cities. Annual program.

 

Driving Small Business Forward Grant of $25,000 for hispanic founders to purchase commercial vehicles. Apply by June 17.

Eaze Momentum $50,000 accelerator grant program designed to support and empower underrepresented foundersin the cannabis industry.

Ebay Up and Running Grants of $10,000 available to sellers. Annual program. Open now.

Excelerate America is partnering with Dell Technologies on a new pitch competition. 8 finalists will share their stories and virtually pitch to a panel of judges and the Collective on Thursday, June 16th, 2022.  Grants for up to $20,000. Apply by 5/20/22

EnrichHer women small business grants of $500. There is a $37 application fee. 

Enthuse Foundation Annual Pitch Competition is for women in food, beverage & CPG industries! Win up to $20K.

ESSENCE x Pine-Sol Build Your Legacy contest - ESSENCE® + Pine-Sol™ are partnering to offer a $100,000 Legacy Award to help champion Black women and the entrepreneurial spirit. To enter you must have a registered business.  Annual program.

Etsy in partnership with CERF+, a nonprofit organization on the Emergency Relief Fund to provide quarterly grants of $2,500 for Etsy sellers. 

Everygirl Media Group Foundation announced the inaugural The Everygirl’s Women-Owned Business Grant powered by La Marca Prosecco. Four $5,000 grants will be awarded to women who own small businesses or are pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors. Multiple rounds. 

Ezell's Black Owned Business Grants is a new initiave providing "no strings attached business grants" to 20 black-owned businesses and organizations in the Pacific Northwest in partnership with Doordash under their new Rudd's Raising Up Black Business (R.U.B.B.) Initiative. Eight additional grants will be awarded under the President's Choice Awards. Reopens 2022. 

Facebook has an annual We the Culture Black Creators Accelerator & Grant Program. Applications are open. Reopens 2022.

Facebook launches its $100 million Invoice Fast Track Program. Facebook to buy $100 million worth of unpaid invoices from 30,000 small businesses owned by women and minorities. Businesses can submit outstanding invoices of a minimum of $1,000, and if accepted, Facebook will buy the invoice from the small business and pay them within a matter of days. Applications open Oct. 1, 2021. 

Fast Break for Small Business gives back with$6 million in grants and services. LegalZoom, the NBA, WNBA, and NBA G League have teamed up to help small business owners. Applications for the $10,000 grants and up to $500 in LegalZoom services are open twice a year.  Applications will reopen in Spring 2022.

Fearless Strivers - Open to black women who are legal U.S. residents (including DC), 18+ and the principal owner of a U.S.-based small business.  Grants for $10,000.  Apply by 12/31/2022. Check for state targeted competitions. 

Fearless Fund is providing men entrepreneurs grants of $10,000 for National Men's Appreciation Month. Apply by June 14.

Fearless Fund Pitch Competion for  Women of Color Led / Women of Color - Co-founded  companies to received $50,000. HBCU scholarships and other grants available. Annual program to reopen Aug. 2022. 

Fearless Fund has Venture Ready Program w/$5,000 grant for women founders of color. Annual program. 

Fearless Fund partners with Ally on the Get Venture Ready Program is available for women of color businesses. This is a 12 week intensive training program for WOC business owners to acquire the needed training, mentorship, knowledge, and skills needed to gain access to capital. They will select 50 WOC business owners to participate in this training cohort. You'll have the chance to pitch for $25,000.

FedEx Learning Lab Progran w/$2,000 grant for minority & women entrepreneurs who sell online. Annual program.

Powered by nonprofit partner Accion Opportunity Fund and e-commerce consultancy 37 Oaks, this four-month program provides: 

  • Immersive e-commerce courses and workshops 

  • Coaching from industry experts 

  • Networking with fellow entrepreneurs 

  • Online sales support and order fulfillment through the summer 2022 season 

FedEx FedEx is offering $1 million in grants to minority businesses thru its Ecommerce Learning Lab Program. Reopens 2022.

FedEx has an annual small business grant contest up to $50,000 to power small business growth. Applications open Feb 2023.

FemTech Accelerator - Tech4Eva - A Femtech community and a 9-month equity free Femtech start-up acceleration program for companies developing innovative solutions to improve technologies relating to women’s health.  Annual program.

Finnovation Fellowship program helps build leadership and entrepreneurial skills in early-stage social entrepreneurs. Must be US resident. Receive a $50,000 stipend. Apply by 5/15/22

Fiserv Back2Business Grant program launched for minority business owners to receive funding of $10,000. Limited to the following geographic areas: Detroit, Oklahoma and Texas. Multiple rounds

Founders First CDC, a national non-profit launches Job Creators Quest Grant Program to support BIPOC business owenrs thrughout Texas. Grant award fund is $100,000. Grant recipients will also receive a full scholarship to one of  Founders First's accelerator programs. Accelerator programs also available for chance to win cash grants. 

Founders First CDC Kitty Fund - Helping Mompreneurs – If you are a founder who identifies as a mother and have annual revenue does not exceed $5M, you can apply.  Business must be located in the United States.  Grant for $500.  Check for future rounds. 

Founders with Disabilities PitchFest Competition is an annual program. 

Founders from Across the Country Battle it Out for$75,000 equity Free Cash Grants & Pro Bono Mentoring Services!

 

Freelancers Union created a relief fund that will offer financial assistance of up to $1,000 per freelance household.

Fresh Start Business Grant thru Incfile - Entrepreneurs 20 years or older can apply to receive $2,500 to put toward business startup costs and will also receive free formation services from Incfile.  Apply by 3/31/2022.

Giving Joy Micro grants available to women 18 and older.  - You can use the grant to start a new business, or expand your existing business. You can also use the grant to start or expand a nonprofit, non-governmental organization (NGO), charity, or propose a specific activity or project you would like to implement.  Grant for $500.  Apply by 6/30/2022.

Global Citizen Collective Entrepreneur Grant - Designed for current business owners who have been in operation for 2 years or less. In keeping with the spirit of global citizenship each recipient's business must be a source of enrichment and support for their community. Grant for $1,000. Apply by 6/1/22

GoFundMe has partnered with Yelp to allow independent businesses to start fundraisers and accept donations through Yelp’s pages. The Yelp Foundation and GoFundMe also both pledged to donate up to $1 million to the GoFundMe.org Small Business Relief Fund.

Goldman Sachs announced a slew of initiatives to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including a Small Business Stimulus Package allocating $250 million in emergency loans and $25 million in grants. The company has committed a total of $300 million.

Goldman Sachs One Million Black Women Program provides Black women sole proprietors with the tools necessary to turn their business potential into business growth.

What You Get

  • Free 12-week online business education program (free and specific to business needs)

  • In-person learning at Goldman Sachs headquarters in NYC (all expenses paid)

  • $2,000 stipend to help you along the way

  • A powerful network of Black women entrepreneurs

  • Strategic advisors to guide your path to growth

Goldman Sachs Black Women Impact is a $10 million grant program with an open call application process for Black women-led charitable nonprofits. 50 organizations. Seven impact areas. One ambitious goal. Awards are up to $250,000. Multiple rounds.

Google Postcast Creator Program Accelerator provide trainings that advance the business and creative strategies of independent podcast creators worldwide. Grant awards of $15,000. Apply by April 25, 2022. Annual program. 

Google.org Impact Challenge for Women and Girls commits $25 million to fund organizations creating pathways to prosperity for women and girls. This is an open call for applications, and selected charitable initiatives will receive up to $2 million, as well as opportunities for mentorship and additional support from Google. Applications accepted on rolling basis. 

Google’s pledge to donate $800 million for COVID-19 relief includes efforts to help small and medium-sized businesses gain access to capital.

Google for Startups Accelerator for Women Founders is a three-month digital accelerator program for Seed to Series A technology startups based in the U.S. and Canada. Annual program.

Google Black Startup Founder Grant and Accelerator program. Selected founders receive between $50,000 and $100,000 in capital along with hands-on support to help their startup grow. Annual program.  

Grow by Invoice2go Grant to help small business owners from minority communities take their next steps. Receive up to $15,000. Open until funds run out. 

Halstead Jewelry Grant is for aspiring jewelry creators to have easier access to funding for their small businesses.The grand prize consists of $7,500 in start-up capital and $1,000 in merchandise. Annual program. Application open until August 2022.

HelloAlice Small Business Growth Fund provides grants of $5,000. Multiple rounds. 

HelloAlice in partnership with UBS is awarding Project Entrepreneur grants of $25,000 as well as access to virtual coaching and skill-building opportunities to 30 female founders of color who are leading high-growth companies. Multiple rounds.

HelloAlice in partnership with Established has the Startup of the Year global competition for a chance to win up to $50K in investments and prizes. Stay tuned for Fall 2022 applications.

Hennessy launches its annual Never Stop Never Settle Accelerator and Grant up to $50,000 for black founders. Annual program. 

Hennessy, a beverage company launched the Unfinished business Minority Grant for minority businesses in the U.S. Multiple rounds. 

HerSuiteSpot in partnership with The Yva Jourdan Foundation,  is providing HerRise micro-grants to women of color entrepreneurs $500 each month.

Hidden Star, a nonprofit organization focused on entrepreneurship has the $2,500 Galexy Grant for minority and women owned businesses. Multiple rounds.

HomeTeam Advantage Small Business Grants of $10K. Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, and New York City. Apply by May 15.

IFundWomen, a crowdfunding platform for women partners with other companies and organizations to offer many grants for women in business. Start a funding campaign. Get on their email list. 

IFundWomen Entrepreneur of the Year funding program awards of a $100,000 equity investment and hundreds of thousands of dollars in monetary grants and coaching scholarships to honorees and runner-ups. Annual program. Applications open through June 8, 2022.

Inspiro Tequila is providing professional development grants for women entrepreneurs of $2,500. Application deadline is April 27, 2022. 

 

James Beard Foundation started a Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund to provide microgrants to independent food and beverage small businesses in need. Additional grants for food and beverage businesses  majoity owned by Black and Indigenous individuals up to $15,000. 

Jane Walker in partnership with IFundWomen launched the Women First Grant Program for ground-breaking women-owned businesses. Grants of $10,000 will be awarded along with 1 year free coaching.

Jobber Grant Program is available for Home Service Businesses. Entrepreneurs who are thinking of starting a business, new, and experienced business owners, you’re all invited to apply for Jobber Grants ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 based on which category your business qualifies for. Deadline May 26.

Justworks Grant for Nonprofits that support for Underrepresented Entrepreneurs of $50,000. Deadline May 27. 

Kinetic Black Business Support Fund -  Must be a black-owned small business in the state of GA, Charlotte, NC or Lexington, KY and receiving broadband internet Services from Windstream. Grant for $2,500.

KKR Small Business Builders grants are designed to help business owners sustain their enterprises, maintain or create jobs, and spur economic opportunity as they respond to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and recover from its resultant economic dislocation. Grants available to businesses in the United States, United Arab Emirates, Spain, Singapore, Luxembourg, Japan, Ireland, India, Germany, France, England, China, or Australia. Multiple Rounds. 

Ladies Who Launch Grant Program for Women and Non-Binary Business Owners. Selected Program participants will receive an immediate cash grant of $10,000, in addition to six-months of education, mentorship, advisory support, and community. Multiple rounds.

Lenovo has pledged $1 million in grants and support to minority-owned Small Businesses in North America. Grants will be distributed trough its nonprofit partners. 

Linkedin announces its $25 million Linkedin Creator Accelerator Program, which is designed to help supercharge the community-building skills and outcome of creators through education, hands-on coaching, and a $15,000 grant. The first cohort will comprise up to 100 creators and the plan is to build from there. Application rounds for creators in the U.S.

LISC Neighborhood Business Grants are available to 15 U.S. locations; $15 million grant fund. LISC has multiple grant programs and multiple rounds. Multiple rounds.

Live Your Dreams Education & Training Awards for women up to $10,000 in cash grants. Deadline Nov. 15, 2021. Award provides monetary assistance to women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families. International program. Check participating countries. Annual program. 

Main Street America Services That Back Us Grant - More than 250 grants of $5,000 each will be awarded in four cycles over 12 months to small businesses located in older or historic commercial districts across the country, with priority given to businesses that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and preference given to businesses owned by underrepresented groups.  Multiple rounds.

Mastercard launches new Start Path program dedicated to supporting traditionally underrepresented fintech founders to ensure minority led startups  have access to funding necessary to scale. Participants will receive stage-relevant supportt, including enterprise partnership readiness training, mentorship and coaching, as well as curated commerial and investor introductions. Masterclass will consider grants or investments in participating startups on a case-by-case basis. 

MasterCard in partnership with Bank of America presents annual Small Business Impact Awards providing $10,000 grants. Opens July 2022. 

Meda, a nonprofit announces Third Annual "Million Dollar Challenge for Minority EntrepreneursThis year's competition will continue to include the Boot Camp for Successful Pitches as well as the final pitch and award ceremony, hosted entirely online. 

Annual program.  

Mrs. T's is back for year two of the All-Star Moms Program! As a salute to moms, the campaign honors all that moms do for their families each day and provides support and encouragement for them to invest in their hobbies and interests. Grant awards up to $15,000 available. Grand prize winner will be announced the week of May 9th

Merchant Maverick Opportunity $10,000 grants for AAPI-Owned Restaurants opened on January 3, 2022.They will only be accepting 5,000 applications.

Mielle Organics is providing grants of $10,000 for black owned businesses. Requires submission of 30 second video. 

Minority Business Development Agency is seeking proposals from eligible entities to operate MBDA Business Centers in six new locations including: Arkansas, Indiana, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin. Grant awards up to $350,000.  Applications must be submitted to Grants.gov no later than June 2, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

NAACP, in partnership with Vistaprint and the Boston Celtics is providing Power Forward grants for black businesses on east coast of $25,000. Businesses mist be in the following states: Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, or select areas of Connecticut.

National Association of Self Employed (NASE) is awarding $4,000 small business grants to members. Quarterly applications. 

National Black MBA Association has an annual Scale-up Pitch Challenge Competition with grant awards up to $50,000. 

 

National Black Business Pitch (NBBP): is a competition designed to connect Black-owned businesses to corporations who seek to expand and diversify their supply chain with new products and services. Complete the application and submit your pitch video. Annuel program. Apply by May 23. 

National Geographic Society Grants: Apply for a grant of up to $100K from the National Geographic Society to work on bold, innovative, and transformative projects in science, conservation, storytelling, education, and technology. Applications are due by November 18.

National Trust for Historic Preservation in partnership with Hartford, has created the HeartBeat of Mainstreat grant program to support brick-and-mortar businesses in commercial districts as they enter the next phases of reopening across the country. Grants of $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded on a competitive and first-come, first-served basis. Multiple rounds.

NAV, a small business lending company has a Small Business Grant up to $10,000. This is a quarterly grant. Multiple rounds.

New Voices "We Stan For Her" Grant with Barefoot Wine -  Initiative will invest in Black women-owned food & beverage businesses via the New Voices + Barefoot #WeStanforHer Grants program, which will provide grants of $10,000 each to five entrepreneurs to support and celebrate their unique journeys as Black women-owned businesses. Annual program.  

Northwestern Mutual Black Founder Accelerator - Invests in up to ten high-growth startups per year (two cohorts of five) founded by Black entrepreneurs. Companies with founders or at least 20% ownership who identify as Black/AA can apply. Company must be in following industries: Fintech, Insurtech, Digital Health, Data Analytics.  Accelerator will award $100,000 investment or convertible note.  Apply by 4/29/2022.

Parallel 18 - Accelerator in Puerto Rico - Parallel18 is a top-level, performance-driven international startup program with a social mission: offer entrepreneurs from all over the world access to high-quality business training, funding, and networks to help them scale globally while working to position Puerto Rico as a unique hub for innovative businesses and technology. Startup must be willing to stay in Puerto Rico for the duration of the 5-month program.  Access to $125,000.  Annual program.

Pure Leaf "No" Grants - "No" grants (grants are $2000 and open to US residents - concept is that women have to say "yes" to so much - what would an additional $2K enable you to say "no" to?) Winners receive the $ and access to a support community and resources through SeekHer's Community Care Program. Apply by 5/31/2022. 

Olga's Kitchen launches grant program to support  women entreprneurs in Michigan. Awards up to $10,000 on a rolling basis. 

P&G Ventures Startup Studio has an Innovation Challenge. Enter to win $10,000 for startups & inventors for consumable products. Deadline Nov 22.

Pen America emergency grants up to $1,000 for writers. Multiple rounds. 

Panoramic Ventures Startup Showdown Monthly Pitch Competition is open to early-stage software and tech-enabled servrvice businesses. Contestants compete for a #120,000 investment. Apply for the monthly  Showdown. 

Pearl Mill Company annual P.E.A.R.L. Pledge Grant up to $100,000 for nonprofits who support black women and girls. Organizations can nominated and apply. Reopens Summer 2022.

Pepsico, a beverage company TO INVEST OVER $400 MILLION IN BLACK COMMUNITY, including grants for black owned businesses.

 

Pepsico Foundation in partnership with the Urban Leaguelaunches Black Restaurant Accelerator Program. The Program will comprise direct grant assistance grants to 500 businesses and technical assistance, including entrepreneurial coaching and training on various topics, including back office and accounting systems and support, inventory management, operational efficiency, marketing for growth and ROI, and staff development. This is five year program. Reopens 2022.

Pollenation Project funds individuals, informally organized groups and organizations, and formally registered or incorporated not for profit organizations based anywhere in the world. Awards are up to $40,000. Rolling applications.

Poshmark Heart and Hustle Community Fund provides its seller community with the grant funds and fundamentals to support their business goals in 2021 and beyond. Look  for cycle 5.

Professional Beauty Association COVID Relief Fund - Fund will provide $500 to licensed beauty professionals who are unable to work due to COVID-19. Available for professionals in the US and Canada.  Applications are reviewed weekly.

Pure Leaf "No" Grants - "No" grants (grants are $2,000 and open to US residents - concept is that women have to say "yes" to so much - what would an additional $2K enable you to say "no" to?) Winners receive the $ and access to a support community and resources through SeekHer's Community Care Program. Apply by 5/31/2022.

Reimagine Mainstreet and its partners launched the Backing Black Business Grant Program for black Women-Owned Businesses providing up to $50,000 in grants. Multiple rounds. 

Roddenberry Catalyst Fund Grants up to $15,000 for change makers. Available year round. 

 

She Boss Talk hosts it's 2022 I Am Black Business Pitch Competition. Enter to win up to $1,000. Entry period Feb 14 - Feb 28. Annual program.

She Boss Talk, a media marketing company has launched the She Boss Up Fund to provide grants to women business owners in the United States financially impacted by COVID-19. To learn more about the fund, to apply, donate, partner or nominate a deserving woman, click here. Awards up to $5,000. Annual program. Applications open winter 2022.

She Moisture, a beauty company for multicultural women has launched grants for minority women businesses and social justice activists. Multiple grants and multiple rounds. 

She Moisture Salon Innovation Fund provides grants that will benefit stylist who turn their side-hustle into a business to help diversify and scale their new beauty offerings during the pandemic. Multiple rounds.

#ShowUs Grant by Getty Images and Dove - Judges will be looking for submissions which shatter stereotypes and conventions celebrating women and aging. They wish to honor the full spectrum of diverse experiences – showing that beauty has no age limit – all experiences are valid, welcome, and appreciated. Judges will give particular consideration to photographers and videographers who are depicting authentic stories of women, femmes and non-binary individuals in their local communities.  Grant for $5,000.  Apply by 4/30/2022.

Silver & Riley Women Entrepreneurship Grant - In this round, they are focusing on black women owned businesses that have been in operation less than three years (i.e. founded no earlier than February 2019).  Grant for $2,000.  Apply by 2/28/2022.

Snap Inc. has the 523 Accelerator w/ $10,000 per month grant for content creators. Annual program.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Small Business Growth & Recovery Fund is supporting American small businesses with $20,000 grants to help address some of the longstanding challenges, including gender and racial inequality and other socioeconomic barriers, that small business owners face in accessing capital. Multiple rounds. 

SoGal Foundation has teamed up with Winky LuxbluemercurytwelveNYC and Lively to make a small step towards progress by providing at $10K and $5K cash grants to Black women or nonbinary entrepreneurs. Multiple rounds.

Texas Women's University Center for Women Entrepreneurs has launched the StartHer grant program which helps women business owners—current or aspiring—to undertake new and innovative projects. Up to 10 business owners will be selected to each receive a $5,000 grant. Multiple rounds. Multiple rounds.

The Barstool Fund. This grant is for small businesses affected by COVID-19 who kept on many employees during the pandemic and has a proven track record of success. Winners are chosen on a rolling basis; apply today for a chance to receive funding for your business.

The Sandbox Metaverse Accelerator Program - The program will invest up to US$250,000 in 40 startups a year helping to develop the open metaverse. 

Tory Burch Fellows Program w/ $5,000 educational grant for women entrepreneurs. One-year Fellowship with the Tory Burch Foundation that includes $5,000 educational grant, virtual education programming, workshops and business guidance. Annual program.

The Supernova Grant is providing the Stellar grant of $5,000 to help ambitious women like you overcome the barriers of finding capital so you can thrive as a successful entrepreneur. 

Uber patners with Visa for Grants for Growth Fund is providing $10,000 to restaurants in 10 U.S. cities. Check for new rounds.

 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce opened its Dream Big Awards. The annual Dream Big Awards offers up to $25,000 in cash prize to the Small Business of the Year winner. Annual program. 8 categories; 1 BOTY Deadline July 8.

UnderFUNDED Spring 2022  - Grant for $5000 for one deserving Black female small business owner.

Verizon Small Business Digital Ready program provides free training for small businesses. Registered users are now eligible to apply for a $10,000 grant. Simply register for the free program, complete two courses or live coaching events, and you’ll be able to apply for the grant online.

Violife launched Plant Grants a new multi-year grants program that promotes plant-based eating by providing charitable funding, education and mentorship to grantees to make plant-based foods more accessible, affordable and available in local communities. This inaugural year is proudly presented by Upfield's Violife brand. Black owned restaurants can apply for $20,000 awards. Reopens 2022.

Visa Creator Program - One-year immersion program geared towards entrepreneurs working in art, music, fashion and film looking to accelerate their small business through NFTs. Applications due by 5/11/2022.

Visa Everywhere Initiative is an annual global competition for startups. For 2022, there are multiple competitions, over $500k in total prizes, and the chance to compete in the global finals in Qatar in November. Check application for deadlines per category and region. 

Visa's She's Next, Empowered Grant Programme for women-owned small businesses in Ireland. Grants include mentorship. Multiple rounds.

Visa She's Next Canada Grant Program 10 exceptional women entrepreneurs will be selected to receive a 10,000 CAD grant plus a one-year annual IFundWomen Coaching Membership. Multiple rounds. 

Visa She’s Next Black Women-Owned Business Grant Program. Awards of $10,000. Multiple rounds. 

Visa's She's Next Sub-Saharan Africa Grant and mentor program. Multiple rounds. 

Voodle Visionaries Grant Contest - Open to all female, non-binary, and/or BIPOC founders. To enter, submit a 60-second video about their company’s plans to change the future of work.  Grant is for $10,000.  Apply by 2/25/2022.

Walmart Local Community grants for nonprofit organizations to provide up to $5,000 in grants. Annual program.  

Wealthy Single Moms are giving Single Mom Stimulus Grants of $500 monthly.

Wells Fargo launched its Connect to More program for women entrepreneurs to access mentorship, networking opportunies technical assitance and more. Apply to Coaching Circles 12-week program here. Nonprofit organizations can apply for the Open for Business Fund when it reopens. 

Wells Fargo created the $400 million Open for Business Fund. Grants supports nonprofits and small businesses. 

Wish, one of the largest and fastest growing global ecommerce platforms, announced the launch of a $2 million fund to support independent, black-owned retail businesses across the US. Multiple rounds.

Women's Net, a network for women has a rolling monthly Amber grant contest that awards $10,000 to a deserving woman entrepreneur with eligibility to win the annual $25,000 grant. Additional grants launched as of 2021. Check website for details. 

You Glow Girl Women Entrepreneur Grant – Grant for $10,000 is open to all women entrepreneurs in the US. Apply by July 1.   Top 25 will be announced for round 2 on July 8.  Top 10 will be announced for round 3 on August 1.  Winner announced mid-August. 

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