Grant Opportunites

Through the Caress Dreams to Reality Fund, 30 women of color founders who qualify will be enrolled in an exclusive 12-week crowdfunding accelerator program to set them up for a successful fundraise on IFundWomen. Each recipient will also receive a $5,000 grant, plus one-year annual coaching membership to help grow their business and reach their funding goals!  Applications for the Spring cohort are open now through March 4, 2022

WomensNet gives away at least $10,000 every month to Women-Owned businesses. Whether you’re starting or growing a business, WomensNet can help! Click here to view all grants offered by WomensNet.

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Every month, Emma 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.

Comcast RISE, a multi-year commitment to provide marketing, creative, media, and technology services to small businesses owned by people of color. Apply here today. The deadline for your small business application is October 16, 2021. Additional recipients will be chosen quarterly.

America’s Seed Fund powered by NSF has helped startups and small businesses transform their ideas into marketable products and services. For more information and to apply, click here.

For the past five years, Sephora Accelerate has been dedicated to building a community of innovative, inspirational founders in beauty. This year we are focused on incubating founders who are people of color. In line with our 15% pledge, and to ensure there are brands representative of the colors, races, and ethnicities that make up America, our commitment this year will be to help bring these brands along. Founders will embark on a six-month journey inclusive of an intensive boot camp where they’ll gain the necessary skills to create a successful business and eventual launch at Sephora, the world’s largest beauty retailer.

Applications for Sephora Accelerate 2021 are now closed. Please check back in this Fall for 2022 application details. 

Established in September 2020, the Coalition to Back Black Businesses is a multi-year grantmaking and training initiative with an initial $10 million commitment to help support and empower Black-owned small businesses. Through 2024, the Coalition will distribute $5,000 grants to qualifying Black-owned small businesses each fall and will provide the opportunity to apply for select $25,000 enhancement grants the following spring. In addition, the Coalition is providing grant recipients with exclusive access to mentorship programs, training and online resources to help them grow and manage their businesses.

The application period for this grant is September 23-30, 2021. For more information click here.

Backstage Capital invests in companies led by underestimated founders, including women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ founders.
Applications are currently closed, and will reopen in September 2021. For more information click here.

Collab Capital was built to invest financial, human, and network capital to effectively support, grow, and sustain Black-owned innovative businesses. Collab Capital’s mission is to decrease the racial wealth gap by helping Black businesses overcome the funding and network challenges that often stifle their growth. For more information on this initiative click here.

SoGal Foundation has teamed up with Winky Lux, bluemercury, twelveNYC, Twilio, and other sponsors to make a small step towards progress by providing several $10K and $5K cash grants to Black women or nonbinary entrepreneurs. For more information and to apply for this grant click here.

The Equity Match Grant Program is designed to help women-owned businesses in Connecticut grow! Grants between $2,500 and $10,000 will be awarded for clearly defined projects that will have a measurable impact on the business, its growth and profitability. Now Accepting grant applications until September 28th, 2021. For more information click here.

Sage and The BOSS Network are partnering to offer 25, $10,000 grants to Black women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. The Sage Invest in Progress grant will award the funding to help support Black women during their first five years of business. For more information on this grant click here.
The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest is a grant program by FedEx to award ten (10) U.S. based small businesses with grants up to $50,000 and up to $4,000 in FedEx Office print and business services. Enter here.
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. Apply here.
Are you a Black female-identifying entrepreneur with a product, brand or technology that meets the skin or hair care needs of Black consumers? Aveeno is looking for an up-and-coming innovator of beauty products who harnesses the power of natural ingredients to address the needs of all skin or hair types. Enter by 11:59 PM EST on April 30, 2022. For more information click here

The HerRise Micro-Grant provides financial support to women of color creating innovative solutions that impact their community and 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. Apply here.

The Fearless Fund will be awarding 11 small businesses across the country $10,000 grants, digital tools to help them get and sustain their business online, and one-on-one mentorship so they can continue to bolster their business. Apply by 12/31/2022. For more information click here.
Corporate Counsel Women of Color will award five (5) $5,000.00 Grants to women of color entrepreneurs. Click here to learn more.
Select the grant that’s right for you, and apply by March 31st, 2022. Click here for more information.