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Creatively Made - New program that supports rising, breakthrough talent on Creatively through mentorship, unique connections, and exclusive grants up to $5,000 to kickstart your creative projects. Apply by 3/2/2022. Learn more here.
Fed Ex Small Business Grant Contest - Opportunity to win $20,000-$50,000 as well as FedEx service credits. Note – you will need to create a FedEx account if you don’t already have one – which will require that you tie in a credit card. Apply by 2/28/22 Learn more here.
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. Learn more here.
Inspired Women Community Grant - This grant is for entrepreneurial women in America who have annual business income below $50,000. There is a "pay it forward" aspect to the application. Grant is for $1,000. Apply by 3/1/2022. Learn more here.
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. Apply by 3/1/22. Learn more here.
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 Learn more here.
General Opportunities – Specifically For Women of Color
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 a photo, on your Instagram feed. Tell us how you are pursuing greater possibilities for yourself and the community. Tag @att and use #dreaminblack and #attcontest. Winners are chosen monthly. Grants for $10,000. Apply by 12/31/2022. Learn more here.
BOSS Impact Fund’s “Invest in Progress” grant - Organization will invest $10,000 in grants for 25 Black female for-profit business owners. In addition, The BOSS Network and Sage will provide 1-year of monthly mentorship through the BOSS Business University, marketing for each business, and guidance to help Black women achieve their goals with everything that’s needed to successfully start and grow a business. Apply by 2/25/2022. Learn more here.
Caress Dreams to Reality Fund - 60 women of color founders will be selected to receive grant money and access to resources that will set them up for success and reach their funding goals through crowdfunding campaigns. Grant for $5,000. Apply by 3/4/2022. Learn more here.
CCWC Women of Color Entrepreneur Grant - Corporate Counsel Women of Color will award 5 grants to Women of Color entrepreneurs. Your business is established as of January 1, 2020. Grants are $5,000. Learn more here.
CitiTrends - Citi Trends wants to advance and further the businesses of Black entrepreneurs with a $5000 grant. Only available to residents of 30 US states. Applications are due 2/28/2022. Learn more here.
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. Learn more here.
HerRise Micro-Grant - Each month a $500 micro-grant will be awarded to a for-profit small business owned by women of color. Past recipients used grants for computers, equipment, marketing materials, software purchase, website creation, and more. Learn more here
Invoice2Go - Businesses must be minority-led, less than five years old, and have less than $1 million in annual revenue. The opportunity is open both to sole proprietors and businesses with employees. Grant for $10,000. Apply by 2/28/22. Learn more here.
Kinetic Black Business Support Fund - Must be a black-owned small business in the state of GA, Charlotte, NC, or Lexington, KY, and receive broadband internet Services from Windstream. Grant for $2,500. Learn more here.
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. Learn more here.
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.