March General Funding Opportunities

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OPPORTUNITIES - GENERAL

  • Barclay's Small Business Big Wins – Competition to share how your business met the unique demands of 2021 for a chance to win $2000-$60,000. Apply by 3/11/22. Learn more here.

  • Capital One Business Grant Program - This program will award $10,000 grants to 150 Black-owned businesses. Owners can also access free resources through Capital One’s Business Hub. Applications open on 3/10/22. Learn more here.

  • ​Citizens Small Business Champion Award - Open to Eligible Small Businesses who are either Citizens Bank business banking account holders or based in CT, DC, DE, FL, MA, MD, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA or VT. Entrants must be legal residents of the US. Grants for $10,000. Apply by 3/17/22. Learn more here.

  • ​Classy Award For Nonprofits - Classy Awards recognizes the work of US-based nonprofits that are driving lasting impact around the world. Classy, two of its founders and GoFundMe are awarding a $90K prize pool to support the initiatives of the winning nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit organizations must be headquartered in the United States but work can be global. Apply by 3/15/22. Learn more here.

  • ESSENCE x Pine-Sol Build Your Legacy contest - ESSENCE® + Pine-Sol™ are partnering to offer a $100,000 Legacy Award to help champion Black women and the entrepreneurial spirit. To enter you must have a registered business. Apply by 4/16/22. Learn more here.

  • F5 Tech For Good Grant - Grant funding for $10,000 is open to non-profits in all countries. Nonprofit organizations must serve at least 50% of BIPOC and/or underserved communities. Funding must be used on technology needs. Apply by 3/31/22. Learn more here.





  • Female Founder Challenge - Viva Tech - Opportunity for women founders to master investor pitch, get access to investors and get visibility during an hybrid event open to a diverse audience. Challenge includes an online bootcamp on fundraising, 1:1 meetings with investors, a guided tour of VivaTech, an after-work with women executives and VC, a pitch contest and an award ceremony. Apply by 3/18/22. Learn more here.

  • Halcyon Flagship Residential Fellowship - Halcyon Flagship Residential Fellowship is a diverse cohort of fellows who receive free residency and workspace, mentorship and leadership coaching, robust support from business consultants, and a living stipend to develop their entrepreneurial vision. Must be for-profit organization. $10,000 stipend . Apply by 4/8/22 Learn more here.



  • 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.

  • Ladies Who Launch Program – This program provides a $10,000 grant, business education, mentorship, advisory support, community, and amplification for US-based women and non-binary business owners and entrepreneurs. Apply by 3/28/22 Learn more here.

  • Plutus Foundation - The Plutus Foundation awards $2000 grants to support bloggers, podcasters, vloggers, journalists, educators, speakers, and authors who create financial literacy programs. Apply by 3/14/22. Learn more here.

  • Target Forward Founders Accelerator - Virtual, eight-week program for early-stage product companies looking to better understand retail. The program will connect participants with industry-disrupting founders, Target team members, and other cohort members while gaining access to industry-leading retail resources and partnerships. Apply by 3/21/22. Learn more here.

  • Techstars Anywhere Accelerator - Techstars accelerators have one goal: to help entrepreneurs succeed. During each three-month program, they surround companies with the best mentors and an unrivaled network of corporate partners, investors, and alumni. $20K for 6% of the company. Apply by 4/6/22. Learn more here.

  • You Glow Girl Women Entrepreneur Grant – Grant for $10,000 is open to all women entrepreneurs in the US. Apply by July 1. The top 25 will be announced for round 2 on July 8. Winner announced mid-August. 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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