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Small Business Funding

Deadline: July 31, 2021

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned businesses have been disproportionately affected by extended closures in the wake of the pandemic, as well as continued social unrest across the country.  With that in mind, we have developed Comcast RISE – a program that stands for Representation, Investment, Strength, and Empowerment. 
The Comcast RISE program invites eligible businesses to apply for various areas of support.

SBA Grant

This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Various Grant Opportunities

Grants for woman-owned businesses

Ongoing Grants

The HerRise Micro-Grant provides financial support to women of color that are often unable to secure funding for their small business. Each month a $500 micro-grant will be awarded to a small business owned by women of color.


Small business grants are useful for financing a particular small business need. Past recipients used their growth grants for computers, equipment, marketing materials, website creation and more.

Now Accepting Applications

The Restaurant Grant Program is part of the Uber's Eat Local Support Effort that will provide $20+ million in support commitments over the next six months to show up for restaurants as the the pandemic continues to shake the industry. As part of this program, LISC will adminster the $4.5 million Restaurant Grant Program that will help Uber Eats and Postmates restaurant partners in the U.S. get through the economic crisis caused by to COVID19.

Ongoing Grants

At IFundWomen, we have a wide variety of grants available to our members, from our monthly "pay-it-forward" grant to those from generous partners like adidas, Unilever, Visa, Barbara Corcoran & Systane, GingerBread Capital, and more.

Requires NASE Membership

NASE Members can apply for small business grants worth up to $4,000 each. Small business grants are useful for financing a particular small business need. Past recipients used their growth grants for computers, farm equipment, to hire part-time help, marketing materials, website creation and more.

Ongoing Funding, Grants Awarded Each Month

SoGal Foundation has teamed up with Winky LuxbluemercurytwelveNYCLively, and other sponsors to make a small step towards progress by providing several $10K and $5K cash grants to Black women or nonbinary entrepreneurs. 

Currently accepting applications

Wish, one of the largest and fastest-growing global e-commerce platforms, is announcing the launch of a $2 million fund to support independent, Black-owned retail businesses across the U.S. Wish will give roughly 4,000 Wish Local small business partners financial support. The selected recipients will receive amounts between $500 - $2000. This program will only be open to Black-owned stores, to help promote equality and diversity in American business.

Ongoing Funding

The Small Business Relief Fund will provide one-time matching grants to qualifying small businesses to help alleviate the financial burdens during these pressing times. 
To qualify for a matching grant from the Small Business Relief Fund, the GoFundMe fundraiser must raise at least $500 and verify that your small business has been negatively impacted by COVID-19. 

Various Grant and Loan Funding

We were founded in 1990 to promote economic opportunity for all.
As a nonprofit and certified community development financial institution (CDFI), we are passionate about supporting small businesses. Because those who go into business for themselves should never be left by themselves.

Loans & Financial Services 

Self-Help's mission is to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for all. We do this by providing responsible financial services; lending to individuals, small businesses and nonprofits; developing real estate; and promoting fair financial practices.  We have branch locations in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.