Business Grants and Funding Update

Business Grants and Funding Update

by Javaughnae Malone May 31, 2024 212

Shea Moisture Dream Fund offers a $10,000 grant to 5 women owned businesses along with business coaching. You must create a short video sharing what makes your business unique and answer questions to reflect how you are situated to support growth in Black Communities. Apply Here. Deadline: May 31, 2024. 

NGLCC Community Impact Grant Program provides grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to LGBTQ+-owned or LGBTQ+ ally-owned restaurant, bar or café that serves food. You must provide proof that you are an LGBTQ+-owned or allied and your establishment has not received 2+ NGLCC Community Impact Grants in previous years. Applications open May 14, 2024. Apply Here. Deadline: June 4, 2024 

The eBay Up & Running Grant program will award 50 eBay business sellers with grant packages of $10,000, including cash, eBay education, and $500 stipend sellers can use to equip themselves with essential office technology from eBay Refurbished. To apply you must be selling on the platform from December 1, 2023, with a seller rating that is “Above Standard” or “Top Rated.” Apply Here. Deadline: June 7, 2024.  

Jobber Grants offers a $10,000 grant for home service businesses that keep homes and offices safe and running smoothly, help hardworking people build meaningful careers, prioritize technology and innovation to run smooth businesses, and give back to the communities where they live and work. Apply Here. Deadline: June 12, 2024.  

TiE Women offers a $50,000 equity-free cash prize for women entrepreneurs with a passion for innovation and a drive to make a difference. Whether you are in the early stages of launching your startup or have an established business looking to scale, this competition offers a platform to gain visibility, network with industry leaders & investors, and access mentorship. Apply Here. Deadline June 15, 2024. 

Galaxy of Stars Galaxy Grant offers a $3750 giveaway for business owners. Applying takes 30 seconds. Apply Here. Deadline: June 30, 2024. 

She’s Connected by AT&T offers a $50,000 prize and one year of full AT&T service with a brand-new device for a woman-owned small business. Apply Here. Deadline: July 10, 2024. 

Spark Good Local Grants offers a cash grant from $250 to $5000 for business owners addressing the unique needs of the communities where Walmart U.S. stores, Sam’s Clubs and Distribution Centers operate. You must have a Spark Good account to apply. Apply Here. Deadline: July 15, 2024. 

National Association for the Self-Employed offers a business development grant from NASE worth up to $4000. You must be a member to apply. Apply Here. Deadline: Applications received in April, May and June will be reviewed in July. 

Accion Opportunity Fund offers a $10,000 grant and a 500 LegalZoom product of their choosing for small businesses to 10 business owners. They also offer 3,000 emerging entrepreneurs who haven’t yet launched their intended business, who will receive a LegalZoom product of their choosing of up to $500 in value. Apply Here. Deadline: September 13, 2024. 

Giving Joy offers a $250 – $500 grant available to those with businesses in any sector and can be used to start or expand businesses or community projects that focus on benefiting women, girls, and families. Apply Here. Deadline: September 30, 2024. 

Founders First Innovation Empowers Small Business Expansion offers a $1000 grant to 25 veterans running employer-based small businesses nationwide. Grant money can be used in whatever way Founders need to use it. Apply Here. Deadline: Pre-register for 2024. 

LISC Strategic Investments Black Restaurant Fund offers growth capital from $25,000 to $250,000 with flexible repayment plans to restaurants or food service businesses, especially those that are black owned restaurants and those who serve the black community and are black owned. Apply Here. Deadline: Rolling. 

The Awesome Foundation offers a $1000 grant for business owners monthly. Apply Here. Deadline: Rolling Monthly. 

The USDA Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Loans and Grants offers funding opportunities to small business owners in eligible rural areas who are agricultural producers with at least 50 percent of their gross income coming from agricultural operations. Apply Here. Deadline: N/A. 

Verizon Small Business Digital Ready offers a $10,000 grant for members of the community. It is free to register and become a member. Becoming a member provides you access to technical assistance, mentoring, and other resources to underserved businesses. Apply Here. Deadline: N/A. 

Amber Grants offers a $10,000 Business Category Grant each month for a particular business category. The categories for May, June, July August, September, and October are mental and emotional support, Business support service, animal services, hair care and skincare, education and childcare, and creative arts respectively. There is a $15 application fee. Apply Here. Deadline: The last day of each month. 

Amber Grants offers a $10,000 Monthly Startup grant each month for a business that is in the idea phase or that has had less than $10,000 of sales. There is a $15 application fee. Apply Here. Deadline: The last day of each month. 

Amber Grants offers a $10,000 Monthly Amber Grant each month for all business categories including nonprofits. There is a $15 application fee. Apply Here. Deadline: The last day of each month. 

Freed Fellowship offers a $500 grant for small business owners to get the resources, mentorship, and community they need to build successful companies that make an impact. Grant recipients are also eligible to receive an additional end-of-year grant of $2,500. Apply Here. Deadline: End of every month. 

HerSuiteSpot offers a micro-grant that provides financial assistance, with the help of our corporate sponsors and donors, to women of color who are creating innovative solutions that impact their community and that are often unable to secure funding for their small businesses. To apply, you must share your business pitch and plan in the application and be 51% owned by women of color registered in the US. Non-profits, franchises, direct sellers, authorized resellers, or independent consultants are not eligible. Apply Here. Deadline: Applications close on the last day of the month, and the winners will be announced at the HerSuiteSpot First Friday Mixer in the following month. 

Wish Local offers a $500- $2000 grant to 4000 small business owners open to black-owned stores to help promote equality and diversity in American business. Apply Here. Deadline: Rolling Basis. 

SoGal Foundation Black Founder Startup Grant Black Founder Startup Grant provides grants of up to $10,000 to Black and multiracial women and nonbinary entrepreneurs. The program accepts applications on a rolling basis and is open to entrepreneurs with a legally registered business who plan to seek investor financing to scale. Apply Here. Deadline: Rolling basis.