|New Grant – Unfinished Business – Hennessy is offering grants of $5-15K to provide immediate relief and long-term support to Black, Asian, and Latino small-business owners. Applicants must be US-based, have been in business for at least 2 years, have 50 or fewer employees and less than $3M revenue.|
Empowered Women Empower Women – Spanx Since its inception, Spanx and The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation have been dedicated to elevating and supporting women through entrepreneurship. Knowing the ripple effect that empowering women can have to strengthen communities, the foundation donated $5 million to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19 and teamed up with GlobalGiving to establish The Red Backpack Fund. GlobalGiving is making at least 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the impact of the crisis. https://www.globalgiving.org/redbackpackfund/
StreetShares Foundation Their grant program, the Veteran Small Business Award, provides a boost of sought-after financial support to help veterans who lack the financial means to start or grow their small businesses. Through the Veteran Small Business Award, the StreetShares Foundation is mobilizing military community entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, create jobs, and maximize their social impact on the military community. https://streetsharesfoundation.org/the-veteran-small-business-award
Nav’s Small Business Grant Up to $10,000 to take your business to the next level. Submit entries between July 1 and September 1 for your chance to win.https://www.nav.com/business-grant-contest/
The Urban Excellence Community Grant Caleb Brown Venture Capital and Consulting, LLC Project
Halstead Annual Jewelry Grant Award Are you a jewelry artist? If so, submit your portfolio and business plan to Halstead for their annual jewelry grant award. In addition to funds, Halstead aims to help jewelry artists develop their business, their plan, and hit their goals.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) These programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization.
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) GrantsThe NIFA is a federal agency within the USDA with a focus on leadership and funding programs. They offer grants throughout the year, which come with support and guidance. You can find their current grant offers and application requirements on grants.gov, but be mindful that many of their grants are offered to nonprofits or larger businesses
The Amber Grant Program The Amber Grant is a $500 grant awarded to qualifying female entrepreneurs each month. At the end of the year, monthly grant recipients will have the opportunity to win an additional $2,500 grant. Applications close the last day of each month
Open Meadows Foundation GrantsThe Open Meadows Foundation offers grants under $2,000 to projects designed and implemented by women for the community. Startups and small businesses are given priority. Grants are accepted during the winter and summer each year.
This information courtesy of University of Mississippi’s Boots 2 Business Program. For More Information check out https://www.score.org/recovery/small-business-resilience