Industry-Specific Funding Opportunities


We are happy to share these funding opportunities and resources with you. Feel free to share this information with your personal and professional networks. We have no affiliation with these organizations - so any specific questions should be directed to them.




Industry-Specific Funding Opportunities

  • Beauty

  • Aveeno Skin Health Startup Accelerator - Aveeno is looking for Black female entrepreneurs with a product, brand, or technology that meets the skin or hair care needs of Black consumers. Create a 1-2 minute video introducing yourself, your business, and why you got started. Grant for $100,000. Apply by 4/30/2022. Learn more here.

  • Environmental Health and Justice

  • Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) Small Grants - CHEJ has a Small Grants Program for grassroots groups working on environmental health and justice issues. Grassroots communities of color, low wealth, rural and urban groups are encouraged to apply. Grants up to $20,000. Apply by 2/25/2022. Learn more here.

  • Food Service/Hospitality

  • 2022 New Voices "We Stan For Her" Grant with Barefoot Wine - Initiative will invest in Black women-owned food & beverage businesses via the 2022 New Voices + Barefoot #WeStanforHer Grants program, which will provide grants of $10,000 each to five entrepreneurs to support and celebrate their unique journeys as Black women-owned businesses. Apply by 2/25/2022. Learn more here.

  • Restaurant Education Scholarships and Grants - National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) will provide scholarships and grants available to individuals pursuing a secondary degree in the restaurant, food service, and hospitality industry. Grants are for $2500-$10000. Apply by 3/15/2022 Learn more here.

  • Non-Profits

  • Pollination Project - Grants to global non-profits. The 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. Learn more here.

  • Women’s Health

  • FemTech Accelerator - Tech4Eva - A Femtech community and a 9-month equity-free Femtech start-up acceleration program for companies developing innovative solutions to improve technologies relating to women’s health. Apply by 3/1/2022. 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.

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