Grant Opportunites

Voya Financial
In partnership with Voya Financial®, NMSDC is providing 25 need-based cash relief grants of $5,000 to small businesses (with annual revenue up to $1 million).

To apply, fill out the application by April 23, 2021. Grant awardees will be notified on or before May 7, 2021.

This grant opportunity is for businesses certified as minority-owned, women-owned, LGBTQ-owned, or owned by people with disabilities.

Chick-Fil-A True Inspiration Awards

Through the annual True Inspiration Awards, Chick-fil-A provides grants to nonprofit organizations that are working to strengthen our neighborhoods and cities. Applications for the 2022 True Inspiration Awards are open March 1 through May 31, 2021. https://www.chick-fil-a.com/true-inspiration-awards


Build Your Legacy $100,000 Award

Pine-Sol and ESSENCE are on a mission to celebrate and support the enduring legacy of Black women in business, and champion entrepreneurs, by hosting the first-ever Build Your Legacy Contest – a $100,000 grant will be awarded to one Black female entrepreneur to support her business. Deadline: April 16, 2021 
https://www.essence.com/yourlegacy


Founders of Color Pitch Competition

Deadline: March 21st Midnight
Award: $6,000
Apply here: https://airtable.com/shrkTGKSvbX8BCbXq


NAACP Power Forward Small Business Grant

The Power Forward Small Business Grant program aims to create a lasting impact through the economic empowerment of Black-owned small businesses across New England. Through a joint commitment of $1 million, Vistaprint and the Boston Celtics are teaming up with the NAACP to award transformative grants of $25,000 on a rolling basis. Rolling Deadline https://naacp.org/power-forward-small-business-grant/


GNEC’s Entrepreneurs of Color Pandemic Relief Fund

GNEC and the BOC Network created the Entrepreneurs of Color COVID-19 Relief Fund as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic downturn. The program is focused on deploying capital to small businesses owned by minority entrepreneurs in the City of Newark and surrounding towns. The Entrepreneurs of Color COVID-19 Relief Fund is offering microloans of up to $60,000, with highly competitive interest rates and terms. https://www.gnecorp.org/entrepreneurs-of-color-relief-fund.html


Free VICE Advertising Opportunity

VICE Media Group’s new partnership with the National Urban League, Black+, a long-term initiative dedicated to supporting Black-owned businesses and closing the Black entrepreneurship gap. Vice will provide 12 businesses pro-bono media campaigns, creative marketing services and mentorship opportunities for one year. Apply here: https://blackplus.vice.com/


FedEx Small Business Grant Competition
This grant is a chance to win up to $50,000 for your business. The program will award three grants of $15,000, $30,000, and $50,000. Get more details here
Deadline: March 9th


Merchant Maverick Opportunity Grant
This grant is open to for-profit businesses that are majority-owned by a Black woman (cisgender or transgender) or a Black femme-identified individual. The program will award four grants of $10,000 each. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2021. Learn more here


Emma Johnson Single Mother Grant
Every month, Johnson gives out $500 cash to one single mom, no strings attached. The 2021 Kickass Single Mom Stimulus Grant has one goal: Give a hand to single moms struggling with money, health, stress, child care, illness, and loneliness. Qualifications are simple: 1. You’re a single mom. 2. You need the money right now. Click here to learn more.


SNF Grant Program
The SNF Small Business Growth and Recovery Fund aims to help provide impactful solutions to a chronic problem. The Fund’s mission is to help U.S. small businesses, especially those owned by people of color, women, and veteransas well as those in lower-income communities, find their footing in a challenging economic landscape. By distributing grants, the program will offerawards up to $20,000 each, which do not need to be repaid, to U.S.-based small businesses, accompanied by complimentary training and mentorship for business owners. For more information, click here.