Small Business Funding

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.

Deadline: February 28, 2021

With "We Stan For Her" 2021, Barefoot Wine is excited to grow its ongoing commitment to supporting entrepreneurship among Black women in partnership with New Voices Foundation. The #WeStanForHer platform was created in 2020 to shine a light on the beauty of Black women's entrepreneurial spirit, through original content, conversations, and community partnership.

This year, Barefoot has expanded the scope of our partnership by investing in Black women-owned businesses across all industries (exclusions apply) via the 2021 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. The grants program also includes complimentary business coaching and mentoring from New Voices Foundation for each grantee company. 

Deadline: March 1, 2021

NC IDEA MICRO awards funding up to $10K to young companies looking to validate and advance their idea. Our MICRO grant provides small amounts of funding to entrepreneurs who are testing a big, new business idea.

Deadline: March 1, 2021, Virginia businesses

Virginia Restaurant Lodging Travel Association is pleased to announce a partnership with DoorDash to support, recognize, and reward restaurants that have been actively engaged in helping their community and their business adapt during the pandemic through a new grant opportunity. DoorDash will award approximately 125 grants of $3,500 each for a total of up to $450,000 in grant money to Virginia businesses, so that local restaurants can continue to thrive.

Selected Cities

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.

Deadline: March 9, 2021

The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest is offering over $250,000 in cash and prizes to 12 winners. Entering is a great opportunity to gain exposure for your business and connect with your community and your fans – and winning could help write the next chapter of your story.

Deadline: March 19, 2021

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Small Business Growth & Recovery Fund grant program aims to help U.S. small businesses severely impacted by the pandemic stabilize and thrive by providing better access to affordable capital in the form of non-repayable grants of up to $20,000. The application period will remain open from February 17th until March 19th at 11:59 PM EST.
The grant program focuses primarily on businesses within traditionally underserved communities. Along with capital in the form of non-repayable grants, the grant program will also provide businesses with expert support through complementary virtual skills-driven training and mentorship. These are designed to help catalyze entrepreneurial efforts and stimulate innovation and growth amidst the pandemic.

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.


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