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***No Filter Women's Storytelling Grant - Two grant opportunities - Must be African woman (individual grant) or based in Africa and female-led (organization grant). Journalists, bloggers, vloggers, content creators, and podcasters can apply for Project Support Grants worth up to US$10,000. Organizations can apply for Operational Support and Capacity-Building Grants worth up to US$25,000. Apply by 4/11/2022. Learn more here - https://africanofilter.org/the-latest-media-grant-by-africa-no-filter-will-only-fund-women-storytellers
WIA54 - WIA is committed to supporting African women entrepreneurs. Application is 2-step process. WIA team will get back to the pre-selected candidates after step 1. Grant for 5,000-10,000 Euros. Apply by 5/31/22. Learn more here - https://wia-initiative.com/wia54/
Boost Your Business Technology - Grant for up to $15,000 offers support to Canadian-owned small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who want to adopt new digital technologies. Learn more here - https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/152.nsf/eng/00013.html
***Global Market Development Grant - Provides eligible Ontario companies with funding to participate in international activities that support company growth and produce measurable business and market development results. Primary activities supported include targeted sales trips and attendance at international market events. Grants up to $15,000. Apply by 4/25/2022. Learn more here - https://ontariocreates.ca/our-sectors/interactive/interactive-digital-media-fund/idm-fund-global-market-development
Grow Your Business Online - Microgrants of $2400 are for help with the costs related to adopting digital technologies for small for-profit businesses based in Canada. Businesses must commit to maintaining a digital adoption strategy for six months after participation in the program. Learn more here - https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/152.nsf/eng/00011.html
***Racialized and Indigenous Supports for Entrepreneurs (RAISE) - R.A.I.S.E. is a program focused on assisting Indigenous, Black and other racialized entrepreneurs to start and scale their business. The program will provide coaching, mentorship, advisory services and grants to entrepreneurs looking to increase their capacity and scale their business. Grants for $10,000. Learn more here - https://digitalmainstreet.ca/raise/
USA AND CANADA
***Chick-Fil-A True Inspiration Awards Grant - Must be either a 501(c)(3) based in the U.S. or a Canadian charitable organization. Grants for $30,000 to $350,000. Apply by 5/20/2022. Learn more here - https://www.chick-fil-a.com/true-inspiration-awards/learn-more
***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 are awarded quarterly. Learn more here - https://www.deargodarewethereyet.com/apply-for-a-grant
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 for a grant from $2500-$15,000. Apply by 5/26/22. Learn more here - https://www.jobbergrants.com/
Information courtesy of Kirsten Barker - Program Director for the Bank of America Institute for Women's Entrepreneurship at Cornell University, of which Coach Racquel is an alumnus.