List of Grant Opportunities

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This transformative 16-week program aims to empower social entrepreneurs by providing them with essential skills and experiences to enhance access to economic opportunities.


GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES (unless specified in the description)

About Her Microgrants – Micro grants are open to Caribbean and African women + women of African and Caribbean descent, who are entrepreneurs, creatives and non-profit founders, based in their home countries or anywhere around the world. Applicants must demonstrate that their projects are positively impacting culture and community. Funding of $500. Applications due in June 2024.  – https://aboutherculture.com/micro-grant-opportunities/

Amazon App Store Small Business Accelerator – The Small Business Accelerator Program allows developers that earn less than 1 million USD in total annual revenue in the previous calendar year to access additional benefits up to or equivalent to 20% of Appstore revenue. If eligible, you’ll receive a 10% increased royalty payment and AWS credits equivalent to 10% of your app revenue. – https://developer.amazon.com/apps-and-games/small-business-program

Amazon Small Business Success Studio – The free service offers lessons in finance, marketing, procurement and operations, along with tips from founders –https://business.amazon.com/en/small-business/success-studio/welcome

American Express Leadership Academy – The Academy is for people in the non-profit sector who are intentionally striving to be better equipped to respond adaptively to challenges, and to keep going in the face of adversity. –  https://commonpurpose.org/american-express-leadership-academy#anchor1

Antler Global Startup Program – Antler is a global early-stage VC that runs multiple programs for business startups around the world. See the website for more info about the program and application dates. – https://www.antler.co/platform/#apply-now

Awesome Foundation – Foundation distributes $1,000 grants, no strings attached, to projects and their creators. At each fully autonomous chapter, the money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees”.  Awarded monthly – https://www.awesomefoundation.org/en

AWS Startup Loft Accelerator – AWS Startup Loft Accelerator equips your technical team with tech resources, guidance and a community of peers. From technical deep dives to round tables on day-to-day CTO challenges, including: recruiting, managing an engineering team, building a minimum viable product, and design principles for cloud architecture.  Provides $25,000 in AWS credits – https://aws-startup-lofts.com/emea/program/accelerator

Canva Pro For Nonprofits – If you are a nonprofit, you can register now to get Canva’s premium features for free. – https://www.canva.com/canva-for-nonprofits/

Cartier Women’s Initiative – Open to women-run and women-owned businesses from any country and sector that aim to have a strong and sustainable social and/or environmental impact.  up to $100,000. Apply by 7/3/24 – https://www.cartierwomensinitiative.com/regional-awards

Emergent Ventures Grant/Fellowship Application (through Mercatus Center at George Mason University) – Emergent Ventures, a fellowship and grant program from the Mercatus Center, seeks to support entrepreneurs with highly scalable, “zero to one” ideas for meaningfully improving society. Projects will either be fellowships or grants: fellowships involve time in residence at the Mercatus Center in Northern Virginia; grants are one-time or slightly staggered payments to support a project. https://www.mercatus.org/emergent-ventures

Entrepreneurship World Cup – The competition offers over $1 million in cash prizes to top entrepreneurs and provides a supportive community, global exposure, and access to mentorship and resources to help grow their businesses.  Apply by 7/31/2024 – https://www.genglobal.org/ewc

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Etsy Disaster Relief Fund – Sellers will be eligible for a grant if they experienced a federally declared natural disaster within the past year, have been an active seller on Etsy for at least one year, and their Etsy account is in good standing. Grants for $2,500 – https://advocacy.etsy.com/etsy-emergency-relief-fund-at-cerf/

F6S List of Accelerators and Pitch Competitions – Provides a list of accelerators, contests and pitch competitions around the world. https://www.f6s.com/

Flagship Fellowship (Watson Institute) – The Flagship Fellowship is a 16-week leadership and venture development program for impact-driven entrepreneurs seeking to elevate their ventures with access to a global network, training designed to strengthen skills, and mentorship with seasoned professionals, venture capitalists, and executives. The program will kick off with an in-person immersive in Boulder, Colorado in August 2024. The remainder of programming is virtual and provides award-winning training, committed mentorship, and a powerful community of peers for impact entrepreneurs to advance their ventures and lives. Preference will be given to entrepreneurs in the USA, China, Mexico, East Africa, Brazil and Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Funding up to $20,000 – Apply by 6/1/2024 – https://watson.is/flagship-fellowship/

48 in 48 – Website Build Event – 48in48 provides free websites to empower nonprofits. They recruit teams of talented designers, developers, project managers and content writers come together and create amazing websites over just one weekend. Non-profits with less than $3MM in revenue are welcome to apply. Their next event focuses on social justice nonprofits. The build event will be June 2024 – https://48in48.org/events/

Global Good Fund Fellowship – The Global Good Fund Fellowship is a 12-month program supporting the leadership development of social enterprise leaders across the globe. The Global Good Fund develops each innovator by pairing them with professional executive coach and c-suite business executive who serves as a mentor, and by providing leadership assessment resources, a network of peers, sector expertise, and targeted financial capital. Funding of $10,000.  Applications are due 6/30/24 – https://globalgoodfund.org/fellowship-program/

Lululemon Here To Be Grant- The Here to Be grant accelerates the work of community-led non-profit organizations around the globe that are advancing the wellbeing of people and our planet. Funding up to $50,000 – Applications open 6/3 and close 6/28/24 – https://grants.lululemon.com/s/

Nobellum Innovator Program-2024 Cohort Black Innovators in STEM – The Nobellum Innovator Program is a free program that supports pre-seed (idea stage) and seed (growth stage) startups in STEM fields like technology, biotechnology, healthcare, engineering, and environmental sciences, AI. The program does not provide direct grant money, but offers numerous benefits to participants. Apply by 6/30/2024 – https://www.nobellum.com/program-criteria

Pollination Project – Grants to global non-profits. Annual budget for your group or organization must be less than $50,000. The total cost for the immediate project for which you are requesting funding must be less than $40,000 – https://thepollinationproject.org/apply/

Roddenberry Catalyst Fund – The Catalyst Fund is offering grants to Nonprofits & Social Enterprises to fund ideas or early-stage projects that have a high potential for large-scale impact and sustainable change.  You can be a seasoned social entrepreneur or a first-time changemaker. Eligible candidates for the Catalyst Fund may be individuals, teams of individuals, non-profit organizations, or social enterprises. Funding up to $15,000 – https://roddenberryfoundation.org/our-work/catalyst-fund/

Savvy Fellowship – Savvy is a 12-week virtual Fellowship program for young professionals seeking to be part of the new generation of impact entrepreneurs. Applicants should be 40 or younger – https://savvyfellows.com/team/

SheTrades Accelerator – SheTrades Accelerator Programme for women entrepreneurs and business support organizations in the Apparel, Accessories and Home Décor sectors is targeting women-led businesses (WLBs) and Business Support Organizations (BSO) in the Apparel, Accessories, and Home Decor sector from Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Senegal, and South Africa. – https://shetrades-accelerator.converve.io/

Techstars Accelerators – Techstars accelerators have one goal: to help entrepreneurs succeed. During each three-month program, they surround companies (companies should be based in North American time zones) with the best mentors and an unrivaled network of corporate partners, investors, and alumni.  Companies can receive $20K for 6% of company.  Various locations and due dates – https://www.techstars.com/accelerators/

TiE Global Program for Women – If you are a woman entrepreneur with a passion for innovation and a drive to make a difference, then apply for the TiE Women Program 2024, an incredible opportunity for women founders to showcase their innovative business ideas on a global stage. Funding of $50,000. Apply by 6/15/2024 – https://www.tiewomen.org/

We Make Change – Global initiative that matches small businesses (mainly not for profits) with volunteers who are professional individuals or are from companies (including blue chip) that have an interest in supporting not for profits. Helps impact startups build a remote volunteer team for free – https://www.wemakechange.org/

Western Union Foundation Fellowship – The Western Union Foundation Fellowship is a leadership and venture development program for entrepreneurs and community leaders from and/or working with highly marginalized, refugee, and forcibly displaced communities around the globe. This virtual and global program is designed to equip next-generation entrepreneurs and leaders with the skills and experience to increase access to economic opportunity, build valuable networks and resources, and transform their communities. Preference for individuals from the United States, Colombia, Mexico, Uganda, Pakistan, India, Brazil, Nigeria, Argentina, UK, Germany, Japan, Philippines, Lithuania, and Costa Rica. Funding up to $36,000. Just announced: Rolling application: https://watson.is/western-union-foundation-fellowship/

AFRICA-SPECIFIC OPPORTUNITIES

Founders Factory Africa Gen F Incubator – Gen F is for exceptional founders/aspiring entrepreneurs looking to build out and test their ideas, achieve commercial success, and create outsized, systemic impact and founders looking to build tech solutions that solve Africa’s largest problems and catalyze change. Funding up to $250,000 – https://www.foundersfactory.africa/gen-f-eir-initiative

Grindstone incubator – Incubator will include training, corporate advisory, coaching, mentorship and funding. Specific interventions for each company include a structured gap analysis, understanding of the company value system, building a digital go-to-market strategy, financial modelling, intellectual property assessment, strategic and financial valuation as well as populating a data room – https://www.grindstonexl.com/grindstone-accelerator

CANADA-SPECIFIC OPPORTUNITIES

Black Innovation Launchpad – The Black Innovation Launchpad is a FREE virtual skills development platform focused on building the next generation of Black entrepreneurs. https://www.dmzlaunchpad.ca/courses/black-innovation-launchpad

CafeTO Property Improvement Grant – Grant Opportunity for owners and tenants of commercial and industrial properties in Toronto to improve the appearance and/or function. Applications close on June 17, 2024, or when funds are expended. Funding up to $5000. Apply by 6/17/2024 – https://www.toronto.ca/business-economy/business-operation-growth/business-incentives/cafeto-property-improvement-program/

Cassels Small Business Grants – Accepting applications from Black-owned or operated small businesses for the annual Cassels Black-Owned Small Business Grant, supported by Wheaton Precious Metals. Businesses must be in Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary.  Funding up to $100,000. Apply by 6/3/2024 – https://cassels.com/latest_news/cassels-launches-2024-grant-to-support-canadian-black-owned-small-business/

IMPACT grants – Primary goal of grant is to fuel the endeavors of businesses and nonprofits that are actively making a significant IMPACT within their communities and beyond. Open to US and Canada-based organizations. Funding of $1,000 –https://impactfundingsolutions.com/impact-grant-application-for-businesses/

Jobber Grants For Home Service Businesses – Any home service business owner or aspiring business owner 18 years old or older, residing in the U.S. and Canada, excluding Québec is eligible to apply.  Funding of $10,000. Apply by 6/12/2024 – https://getjobber.com/grants

Launchpad for Women Entrepreneurs – Launchpad for Women Entrepreneurs is designed to empower early-stage women entrepreneurs interprovincially by offering dedicated resources to kickstart and grow a successful business. Program is available via its on-demand self-paced learning platform nationally or through in-person sessions across Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia –https://www.launchpadforwomen.ca/

Startup Global Virtual Pitch Competition – The Startup Global Virtual Pitch Competition Day is designed for early stage entrepreneurs who have the intention/ability to export their products/services outside of Canada. Funding of $30,000. Apply by 6/11/2024 – https://www.startupcan.ca/startup-canada-launches-2024-startup-global-pitch-competition-with-70000-in-cash-prizes-for-early-stage-entrepreneurs/

Tidal Empowerment Program – The program offers ten selected businesses an opportunity to receive comprehensive consulting on Strategy, Marketing, Operations, and Technology— worth $25,000, and a promotional technology bundle to help with implementation.  – https://empowerment.tidalcommerce.ca/

OPPORTUNITIES ONLY WITHIN THE UNITED KINGDOM/IRELAND

AWS Imagine Grant – For UK and Ireland – The AWS IMAGINE Grant is a public grant opportunity open to registered nonprofit organizations and nonprofit healthcare providers who are using cloud technology to accelerate their missions. Funding up to $200,000. Apply by 6/3/2024 – https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/publicsector/aws-announces-expanded-imagine-grant-opportunities-for-nonprofits/

Innovate UK Grant – Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is offering up to 50 Women in Innovation Awards to women entrepreneurs in small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) across the UK. Each winner will receive a £75,000 grant and tailored business support to help them develop their exciting and innovative ideas. Apply by 7/10/2024 – https://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/content/women-innovation-award-202425

Innovate UK KTN – Resource for sourcing grant programs available in the UK across all sectors. Funding opportunities section allows visitors to the website to filter grants by sector or type of funding required. – https://iuk.ktn-uk.org/opportunities/

OPPORTUNITIES ONLY WITHIN THE UNITED STATES

Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator – Dedicated to helping build sustainable equity and growth for Black entrepreneurs by enabling their success as sellers. Grow your business with access to financial support, strategic business guidance and mentorship, and marketing and promotional support. – https://sell.amazon.com/programs/black-business-accelerator

AWS Imagine Grant – The AWS IMAGINE Grant is a public grant opportunity open to registered nonprofit organizations and nonprofit healthcare providers who are using cloud technology to accelerate their missions. Funding up to $200,000. Apply by 6/3/2024 – https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/publicsector/aws-announces-expanded-imagine-grant-opportunities-for-nonprofits/

Backing the B.A.R grant (NAACP and Bacardi) – Backing the B.A.R. is a NAACP initiative that is awarding acceleration grants, education, support, and entrepreneurship solutions for Black-owned bars, restaurants, nightclubs, lounges, liquor stores, and small businesses in the process of applying for a liquor license. Funding for $10,000. Applications open 6/17/24 and close 7/30/24 – https://naacp.org/grants/backing-the-bar

Bank of America Access to Capital Connector – The Bank of America Access to Capital Connector is designed to help small business owners find business loans along with coaching and support to run a strong and resilient business. – https://www.accesstocapitalconnector.com/

Bank of America’s Business Education Center for Entrepreneurs – Visit Bank of America’s Small Business Education site for access to free webinars on Accessing Capital, Building Business Credit and more –https://go.bofa.com/BusinessEducationCenter

Black Girl Ventures Pitch Program – The BGV Pitch Program flips the traditional pitch experience on its head: they coach entrepreneurs, host a live crowdfunded pitch competition, then connect entrepreneurs to community and professionals to support them on their journey. You don’t need to have experience pitching, nor do you need to have a pitch deck already created. Must be located in Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago or NYC. Funding for up to $10,000 – Deadlines are based on city (April 26 to Nov 6) – https://blackgirlventures.submittable.com/submit

BOOST Accelerator Program – Startups join BOOST at all different stages – some have a product that is ready to scale on Day 1 while others leverage the program to pressure test prototypes, develop, and launch new products in real time with guidance from those who will actually buy and use them in the future. The team must have at least one full-time founder. The company must be incorporated by the program’s start date. Apply by 6/15/2024 – https://suffolktech.com/boost/

Boundless Futures Foundation Grant – Female entrepreneurs 22 years of age and older with businesses registered and operating solely in the United States may apply. An applicant’s business must address a social issue directly or through its business model, and must not be more than 3 years old. To be awarded grant funding, applicants must self-report a credit score and agree to a third-party background check. Funding for $25,000. Apply by 6/17/2024 – https://boundlessfutures.org/our-impact/

Butler Accelerator for Education & Workforce Innovation – The Butler Accelerator for Education & Workforce Innovation Powered by gener8tor works with five high-growth startups from across the country that are best poised to transform the way individuals and companies work and learn, and provides them with the coaching, capital, and connections they need to build and grow their business. The program is open to any startup that is focused on making systemic change in the way individuals and companies work and learn, with a specific emphasis on solutions for post-secondary education and the future of work.  $100,000 investment in return for 7.5% equity. Apply by 7/15/2024 – https://www.gener8tor.com/investment-accelerators/butler

CO.LAB Sustainable Mobility Accelerator powered by gener8tor – This program will support the growth of 6 startups per cohort (twice per year) through their network of experienced mentors, technologists, industry experts, venture capitalists and local corporate partners. The program focuses on industries such as supply chain innovations, smart traffic solutions, connected autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, and quantum technology. Each selected startup will receive a $20k investment on the terms of their current round with additional funding consideration at the conclusion of the program. Relocation to Chattanooga, Tennessee for the duration of the program is required. $20,000 for equity stake. Apply by 6/23/2024 – https://www.gener8tor.com/investment-accelerators/co-lab

Creative Business Boost – Presented by Hello Alice and the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), with support from Etsy’s Uplift Fund – 100 creative entrepreneurs will be selected from eligible entrants to receive a $5,000 grant and access to an exclusive Boost Camp coaching program, helping them access the capital and resources they need for growth and success.  Apply by 6/21/2024 – https://helloalice.com/grants/etsy-creative-business-boost-initiative/

Driving Small Business Forward (Progressive) – Progressive is dedicating $1 million to award 20 deserving businesses with a $50,000 grant each. Grant recipients will also be invited to attend an exclusive 12-week virtual Boost Camp coaching program, designed to equip business owners with the tools and resources to help them achieve their growth objectives. Must have 10 or fewer employees and less than $5M in annual gross revenue; Must have a demonstrated need for a qualifying commercial vehicle to run your business and a clear plan for growth as a result of this vehicle purchase. Apply by 6/14/2024 – https://helloalice.com/grants/progressive/

eBay Up & Running Grant – The eBay Up & Running Grant program will award 50 eBay business sellers with grant packages of $10,000, including cash, eBay education, and a $500 stipend sellers can use to equip themselves with essential office technology from eBay Refurbished. Apply by 6/7/2024 – https://helloalice.com/grants/ebay/

EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator – The six-week National EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator is an intensive training and grant program to help you scale your health impact-focused business within a condensed timeframe. Funding up to $100,000. Apply by 6/28/2024 – https://www.empoweredtoserve.org/en/business-accelerator-program/national

Fast Break for Small Business (LegalZoom) – LegalZoom, the NBA, WNBA, and NBA G League are committed to helping small business owners. The grant program is focused on reaching entrepreneurs of color, women, low- to moderate-income small business owners, immigrants, and others who have historically had limited access to financing for their business. Grants for $10,000. Apply by 9/13/2024 – https://www.legalzoom.com/fastbreakforsmallbusiness

Female Founder Collective Giveaway – FounderMade and Female Founder Collective have teamed up to award select woman entrepreneurs with the additional funding & resources they need to continue growing their businesses through a limited-time giveaway. The grand prize winner will receive a free booth at FounderMade’s upcoming Innovation Show West on 10/19, a one (1) year membership to FFC’s 10th House Community, and a $10,000 grant. Applications open from 5/1/24 to 7/19/24 – https://femalefoundercollective.com/giveaway-waiver

Glossier Grant for Black-Owned Beauty Businesses – Grant Program for Black-Owned Beauty Businesses, committing $300,000 in grants towards five visionary brands in the US. Four businesses will receive $50,000 grants and for the first time ever, one former grantee will receive a $100,000 Alumni Award to scale their business sustainably. Apply by 6/1/2024 – https://www.glossier.com/pages/grant-program-24

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Gucci North America Changemakers Impact Fund grant – The Gucci North America Changemakers Impact Fund awards grant funding to community-based 501(c)(3) organizations across the select Changemakers cities. Gucci Changemakers North American focus cities include Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto, and Washington, DC. Funding for $50,000. Apply by 9/30/2024 – https://app.getacceptd.com/guccichangemakers

HerRise Micro-Grant ($10 fee to apply) – Each month a $1000 micro-grant will be awarded to a for-profit small business owned by women of color. Past recipients used their growth grants for computers, equipment, marketing materials, software purchase, website creation and more. – https://www.hersuitespot.com/herrise/

Idea Cafe Small Business Grant – Idea Cafe, an online resource center for women-owned businesses, has been awarding Idea Cafe Small Business Grants of $1,000 to women entrepreneurs who either own a business currently or want to start their own business. Applications are now being taken for women who would like to apply for the grant money. (no fee but must sign up to be part of Idea Cafe) – https://www.businessownersideacafe.com/business_grants/index.php

IMPACT grants – Primary goal of grant is to fuel the endeavors of businesses and nonprofits that are actively making a significant IMPACT within their communities and beyond. Open to US and Canada-based organizations. Funding of $1,000 –https://impactfundingsolutions.com/impact-grant-application-for-businesses/

Jobber Grants For Home Service Businesses – Any home service business owner or aspiring business owner 18 years old or older, residing in the U.S. and Canada, excluding Québec is eligible to apply.  Funding of $10,000. Apply by 6/12/2024 – https://getjobber.com/grants

Josephine Collective – The Josephine Collective looks at deals on a rolling basis, and founders can apply to be considered at any time. Goal is to have the entire process take no more than 3 weeks from presentation to wire. They invest anywhere from $10K to $100K depending on the Collective’s interest.  JC prefers early-stage tech-enabled businesses.  Companies must be for-profit, US-domiciled, and have an expectation of becoming large-scale businesses.  “Lifestyle” businesses, single location businesses with no current plans to scale, and non-profits will not be considered. – https://joinjosephine.com/

Juntos Crecemos Hispanic Digital & Delivery Program (PepsiCo) – PepsiCo is inviting Latina entrepreneurs who work in food service to apply for eight weeks of personalized expert consultation, including best practices across operations, technology, marketing and digital presence. https://pepsicojuntoscrecemos.com/jefaowned/

Military Entrepreneur Challenge – The Military Entrepreneur Challenge is a nationwide grant program that gives veteran, military spouse, and Gold Star Family entrepreneurs the opportunity to network, learn, and compete for capital to grow their small business. – https://secondservicefoundation.org/mec/

Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship – Must be a women-owned or led business that ss a social enterprise that is intentional about supporting women’s economic empowerment, climate resilience, or the intersection of both and have at least $20K in income. Apply by 8/15/2024 – https://www.millersocent.org/accelerator/

Minority Business Circle – Supportive network for diverse entrepreneurs in various industries, offering opportunities like grants, loans, significant discounts on essential business products, and a comprehensive step-by-step guide with customized tools to track progress and foster growth. See link for info – https://minoritybusinesscircle.com/

Minority Women Lead Pitch Competition – The CalAsian Chamber and the National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (National ACE) are showcasing and empowering women entrepreneurs at the 7th Annual Minority Women Lead. We are now accepting applications for this year’s pitch competition. The top 5 applicants will be selected to showcase their pitches in Irvine, CA.  Apply by  6/10/2024 – https://minoritywomenlead.com/

Mutual of America Foundation Community Partnership Award – The Mutual of America Foundation Community Partnership Award recognizes outstanding nonprofit organizations in the United States that have shown exemplary leadership by facilitating partnerships with public, private, or social sector leaders who are working together as equal partners, not as donors and recipients, to build a cohesive community that serves as a model for collaborating with others for the greater good. Funding up to $100,000. Apply by 7/1/2024 – https://mutualofamerica.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dnjXsBWU8lmdJGu

National Black Business Pitch – The National Black Business Pitch is a competition aiming to connect Black-owned businesses with corporations looking to diversify their supply chain. It seeks to go beyond offering just a seat at the table by focusing on opening doors and fostering long-term relationships that can lead to sustainable contracts. The selected 30 finalists will pitch to corporate procurement and supplier diversity professionals, with three companies receiving cash prizes of up to $10,000 to promote business growth and opportunity.  Apply by 6/3/2024 – https://nationalblackbusinesspitch.com/

Next 1B program (by McKinsey) – The Next 1B program from McKinsey is designed to support Black-owned brands in the United States. Eligible businesses are typically more than one year in maturity with anywhere from $250k-$5M in annual revenue, and sells consumer products – https://www.mckinsey.com/bem/overview/next-1b

Novae Grants Database – Novae Grants database are intended for small businesses with 6-100 employees, though some are also intended for larger businesses and sole proprietor startups – https://grants.novaegrants.com/

QuickBooks Small Business Grant – Intuit is giving away 20 QuickBooks grants to small business owners. Grants include $10,000 cash and free business coaching.  Apply by 6/30/2024 – https://quickbooks.intuit.com/offers/grant-program

Robin Hood AI Poverty Challenge – Solutions, which can include, but are not limited to, products, services, technical infrastructure, and training and capacity building, must focus on one of the following categories: education, financial empowerment, and workforce. Up to nine finalists will receive $100,000 each and then have up to a three-month acceleration period to further refine and strengthen their solution. Apply by 6/26/2024 – https://www.aipovertychallenge.org/

She’s Connected Grant – AT&T – She’s Connected by AT&T is open to U.S.-based small-businesses that are women-owned and have fewer than 51 employees. The grand prize winner will receive a $50,000 grant and a year of free AT&T service alongside a new device. Four runner-up businesses will receive $5,000 microgrants. Applications due July 10, 2024.  Funding up to $50,000 – https://www.att.com/shesconnected/

Small Certified Supplier Innovative Finance Program – Targeted to small certified suppliers in California, Georgia, Kansas, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Washington, the Small Certified Supplier Innovative Finance Program is designed to engage diverse suppliers in educational funding readiness training and funder matching to support capacity building. Funding for $5,000 – https://foundersfirstcapitalpartners.com/small-certified-supplier-innovative-finance-program/

SPUR (Shared Purpose, Unlimited Reach) Pathways – Through an integrated and collaborative approach, Macy’s, Inc. and Momentus will provide access to a range of capital options from microloans to growth capital to equity investments. This represents a commitment to underrepresented businesses and aims to galvanize the retail industry to invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs – https://www.macysinc.com/purpose/spurpathways

Start Pivot Grow Grant – To qualify for the grant, you must be in business for at least two years, have annual revenue of $50,000 or more, and have 1-5 employees, including the owner. Funding of $2,500. Apply by 7/8/2024 – https://www.startpivotgrow.com/grants

Start Small Think Big is a nonprofit that helps small businesses with high potential and limited access to the resources needed to create thriving businesses. They partner with small business owners, providing personalized business support and building connections with local communities.  Applicants should have at least $500 in recurring sales over the past 3 months and total household income must fall below 750% Federal Poverty Guidelines.  If you are interested in being considered as a “client” for free services, you can fill out this form https://partner.startsmallthinkbig.org/bofainstitute (check toggle on side for English/Spanish).  They also offer free webinars (in Eng and Span) with upcoming events listed here – https://www.startsmallthinkbig.org/events-for-small-businesses

Truist NonProfit Grant – The Truist Foundation supports nonprofits with grants that target leadership development, economic mobility, thriving communities and educational equity. Quarterly deadlines – https://www.truist.com/purpose/truist-foundation/grant-application

Veterans Business Outreach Center – The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) program offers resources to veterans who are interested in starting or growing a small business. There are 22 locations (soon expanding to 35) and they offer workshops, training, counseling, and mentorship opportunities. – https://www.sba.gov/local-assistance/resource-partners/veterans-business-outreach-center-vboc-program

Warrior Rising Grant – Warrior Rising strives to accept and assist veterans at any point in the process of starting their own business, whether it is only a concept or if they have actual operations. Funding of $20,000 – https://www.warriorrising.org/apply/

Wish Local Empowerment Program – You must be a Black-owned business with a brick-and-mortar shop within the United States and less than 20 employees. If selected for the program, you must join Wish Local (which is free). Grants for up to $2000 – https://www.wish.com/local/empowerment

Women and Minority Business Owner Down Payment Grant (Bank of America) –  Non-repayable grant is for up to $25,000 on SBA owner occupied commercial estate loans for business locations within select opportunity zones (Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles) Program may expand based on pilot. – https://promotions.bankofamerica.com/smallbusiness/downpaymentgrant

YippityDoo Big Idea Grant ($15 application fee) – Each month, one $1000 grant is awarded to a woman, age 18 or over, in the US to invest in their Business or Idea. It can be used as a start up grant, marketing grant, operational grant or whatever you need to help you to the next level with your idea or business. – https://programs.yippitydoo.com/thebigideagrantforwomen

ZenBusiness Free LLC Formation for Moms – To help mothers take the first step toward entrepreneurship, ZenBusiness is covering business formation costs and will help entrepreneurs form an LCC, track expenses, secure a business name, and more.  –https://www.zenbusiness.com/moms/

ZenBusiness Small Business Grants – The ZenBusiness 2024 Small Business Grant Program offers $5,000 to small businesses who form a legal business entity (LLC, S-Corp, C-Corp). In order to qualify for this grant, you must have used their formation services in the last 3-6 months. Apply by 12/31/2024 – https://www.zenbusiness.com/grants

Zendesk Foundation Tech for Good Impact grant – The Zendesk Impact Awards are open to registered nonprofit organizations that would like to use Zendesk software to serve their beneficiary communities and help organizations scale their service response. Funding up to $50,000. Apply by 8/15/2024 – https://techforgood.zendesk.com/hc/en-us


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Updated June 2, 2024

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