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Grants and Funding Opportunities

Peace and blessings! We are sharing our resources, expanding our network, and growing our reach. Many times we can feel halted by not having the proper resources to do the work. Don't let that stop you any longer. Here is a list of grants and funding opportunities to nurture, develop, and grow your vision into a reality or take your project from the idea phase to the sustainability phase. Need help with your application, meet us at Liberated Grounds on Thursday and Just Be (here).

GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES (unless specified in the description)

48in48 Website Build Events – This group’s largest event of the year will be October 14-16th. The focus is on international nonprofits, charities, and NGOs; but they accept all interested (nonprofit) applicants. Group will build your website with a team of professional web designers and developers within 48 hours for free. To sign up, click here -

Antler Global Startup Program - Antler is a global early-stage VC that runs multiple programs for business startups around the world. See the website for more info about the program and application dates. -

ClimaTech Run 2022 (for tech entrepreneurs and digital artists) - Global multi-stage programme for tech entrepreneurs and digital artists who share a collective passion for sustainability and a better future for all. Those applying should have innovative tech-based solutions for a sustainable environment in food security, renewable energy, agriculture, water management, urban sustainability, and transportation or any new application of ICT in climate action. Grant for up to $100,000. Apply by 9/22/2022

Facebook Community Accelerator Grant - Facebook Community Accelerator Program is a global program (see list of countries) that helps leaders harness the power of their community to turn impactful ideas into action. Advance your leadership skills and utilize Facebook tools to deepen your community’s impact. FB community size must be >5000 members. Grant for $40,000. Apply by 9/10/2022 -

Ford Fund Fellowship with Watson Institute - Virtual program is for advanced, next-generation social entrepreneurs and community leaders building ventures that create impactful and scalable innovations. Looking for applicants from United States, China, Mexico, South Africa, and Argentina. Ford Fund applicants must be able to commit to be part of the 16-week program from October 17th, 2022, to February 24th, 2023. Grant of $25,000. Apply by 9/15/2022 -

Roddenberry Catalyst Fund - The Catalyst Fund is offering grants to Nonprofits & Social Enterprises to fund ideas or early-stage projects that have a high potential for large-scale impact and sustainable change. You can be a seasoned social entrepreneur or a first-time changemaker. Eligible candidates for the Catalyst Fund may be individuals, teams of individuals, non-profit organizations, or social enterprises. Grants for up to $15,000.

Techstars Accelerators - 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. Companies can receive $20K for 6% of company. Various locations and due dates -

Vital Voices GROW Fellowship 2023 for Women Entrepreneurs - The VV GROW Fellowship is a 10-month virtual programme that fosters growth and skills advancement in strategic planning, financial management, marketing and sales, strategic networking, leadership, human resources, and communications to support you in creating a holistic, sustainable foundation for which your vision and impact can grow. There is a fee to participate is ($1500) but scholarships are available. Apply by 10/18/2022.

Western Union Fellowship with Watson Institute- (specific counties) - Western Union Foundation Fellowship is for next-generation high-promising entrepreneurs and community leaders who are from and working with highly marginalized, refugee, and forcibly displaced communities around the globe. Looking for applicants from and are working in the following countries: Mexico, Kenya, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, and Afghanistan. Funding of $25,000. Apply by 11/15/2022.


AAUW (American Assn of University Women) Community Action Grant - Community Action Grants provide funding to individuals as well as community-based nonprofits for innovative programs that promote education and equity for women and girls. Grants for up to $10,000. Apply by 12/1/2022 -

Amazon's Black Business Accelerator - Dedicated to helping build sustainable equity and growth for Black entrepreneurs by enabling their success as sellers. Grow your business with access to financial support, strategic business guidance and mentorship, and marketing and promotional support. -

AT&T Black Future Maker - Black Future Makers are dedicated individuals pursuing greater possibilities for the greater good. Submit a video of 30-60 seconds, or photo, on your Instagram feed explaining how you are pursuing greater possibilities for you and the community. Grants for $10,000. Apply by 12/31/22 -

Coalition to Back Black Businesses - Businesses must meet certain criteria, including having between three and twenty full-time, part-time, or otherwise contracted employees, and must be located in an economically vulnerable community. Grants for $5,000. Apply by 9/6/2022 -

DoorDash Disaster Relief - Grants to restaurants who are experiencing hardship due to a state or federally declared disaster (NOT due to COVID), be independently owned, have a brick-and-mortar location with 3 stores or fewer currently operating, have revenues of less than $3 million per location in the last 12 months, and employ 50 or fewer people per store. Grants of $10,000. Apply by 9/30/2022

Enthuse Foundation Pitch Competition - An annual celebration of women who are making their mark on the food, beverage, and CPG industries. Five entrepreneurs pitch their business live in New York City in front of a panel of industry experts. Top prize of $10,000. Apply by 10/3/2022 -

Entrepreneurs Access Network (through E&Y) - Applicants must be a Black or Latino CEO or founder of any privately held company in the US. Company must be more than two years old and 51% minority (Black/Latino) owned. If selected, applicant will have access to network of resources and mentors through Ernst&Young. Apply by end of October.

Fearless Strivers - Open to black women who are legal U.S. residents (including DC), 18+ and the principal owner of a U.S.-based small business. Grants for $10,000. Apply by 12/31/22.

First Strides Grant Program (Johnnie Walker and iFundWomen) - Will fund 10 groundbreaking women-owned businesses in celebration of Women’s History Month. Businesses selected will receive a $10K grant plus one year of premium coaching services through IFundWomen. Apply by 12/31/2022 -

HerRise Micro-Grant - Each month a $500 micro-grant will be awarded to a for-profit small business owned by women of color. Past recipients used their growth grants for computers, equipment, marketing materials, software purchase, website creation and more.

Incfile Fresh Start Business Grant - Entrepreneurs 21 years or older can apply to receive $2,500 to put toward business startup costs and will also receive free formation services from Incfile. Application deadlines are 9/30/22 and 12/31/22.

Juntos Crecemos Hispanic Digital & Delivery Program (PepsiCo) - PepsiCo is inviting Latina entrepreneurs who work in food service to apply for eight weeks of personalized expert consultation, including best practices across operations, technology, marketing and digital presence.

Klarna's Small Business Initiative (partner with Macy's) - Will award 10 small businesses, a year of free buy-now-pay-later payment services, plus media services valued at $40,000 across the Klarna ecosystem. Apply by 10/1/2022 -

Proudly Unstoppable Latinx Owned Small Business Grant - The applicant must be a small business with less than 20 full-time employees and must be a majority Hispanic-owned business (Grants for $5000 offered through USHCC and UPS). Apply by 9/16/2022 -

Resilia Microgrants for Nonprofits - Resilia is offering $1,000 microgrants to US-based non-profits. No strings attached. Microgrants can be used immediately to support nonprofit's work. Apply by 9/16/2022 -

SBA Thrive Emerging Leaders Training program – Training program for business owners that have annual revenues of at least $250,000 and have been in business at least 3 years and have at least one employee.

She Boss Talk - She Pitch Perfect Competition - Entrant must be a legal U.S. resident, 18 or older and registered user of Instagram. Entrants must post either a video to their Facebook or Instagram according to the competition requirements. Awards of up to $3,500 in cash and prizes. Apply by 9/30/2022

Sparkplug Foundation Social Action Grant - The Sparkplug Foundation is offering up to $10,000 grant for nonprofit organizations based in the US that are working on projects that address institutional injustices, and build a just society. This includes projects focused to, educate or support communities, make systemic change and/or shift power to create justice, bring music to communities. Grants for $10,000. Apply by 10/31/2022 -

Start Small Think Big is a nonprofit that helps small businesses with high potential and limited access to the resources needed to create thriving businesses. They partner with small business owners, providing personalized business support and building connections with local communities. They focus on NY and CA markets. If you are interested in being considered as a “client” for free services, you can fill out this form (for English) or (for Spanish) They also offer free webinars to any participant regardless of location. See this link for their upcoming events:

Truist NonProfit Grant - The Truist Foundation supports nonprofits with grants that target leadership development, economic mobility, thriving communities and educational equity. Quarterly deadlines -

Verizon Small Business Digital Ready - Coaching, courses, and $10k grants available for Asian American and Pacific Islander entrepreneurs. Apply by 9/13/2022 -

Wish Local Empowerment Program - You must be a Black-owned business with a brick-and-mortar shop within the United States and less than 20 employees. If selected for the program, you must join Wish Local (which is free). Grants for up to $2000 -

Women Owned in Retail Accelerator (with Lowe's) - The Retail Accelerator will dive into a series of critical topics you need to know to break into and navigate big retail - every Wednesday in September at 2pm EST - interactive virtual webinar tailored to get Women Owned businesses ready for big retail. Apply by 9/6/2022

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