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The State of Funding

Entrepreneurs and small businesses, particularly women-owned and minority brands, often face the challenge of insufficient funding. 

To address this issue, our social media and marketing business, Pretty Prosperity, LLC., has taken the initiative to compile a comprehensive resource list of grants for our clients to apply for. This highly sought-after resource is continuously updated as we come across new grants. 

Our team has carefully curated and selected grant applications from a variety of trusted vendors. Pretty Prosperity LLC. is not associated with the grants. We strongly suggest that you conduct research and apply at your own risk.



The 2023 Cook County Chicago Source Grant - Apply Here

The Cook County Small Business Source proudly introduces The 2023 Source Grant, which will provide $40 Million in grants to small businesses to help stabilize operations, foster recovery and resiliency, and advance equity in a post-pandemic economy.

Amazon Black Business Accelerator - Apply Here

Amazon's Black Business Accelerator (BBA) is dedicated to helping build sustainable growth for Black-owned businesses by providing strategic business education and coaching, and marketing and advertising support to help Black-owned businesses grow their businesses and maximize the opportunities of selling in Amazon’s store.

Antares REACH Grant Program - Apply Here

The Antares REACH Grant Program, presented in partnership with the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), will provide $20,000 grants to small businesses, with an emphasis on those that have an established product/market fit, have a clearly identified need for growth capital, and are owned by historically underrepresented entrepreneurs.

Keep It Local Business Fund - Apply Here

The Nextdoor Kind Foundation partnered with the NAACP and Hello Alice to offer $5,000 microgrants to entrepreneurs of color across the United States through our Keep it Local Business Fund.

The Black Kitchen Initiative ($1M) by Heinz - Apply Here

The Heinz Black Kitchen Initiative is back for Year 3 of empowering, supporting, and pouring into Black-owned restaurants. Continuing our program in partnership with The Lee Initiative and Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice (SRRJ) to provide more than $1MM in grants and other business resources to Black food businesses in communities nationwide. 

Walmart’s Open Call ($350M) - Apply Here

Walmart’s Open Call is an exciting and unique opportunity for selected American entrepreneurs to meet face-to-face with Walmart and/or Sam’s Club merchants and potentially get their product in the hands of millions of our customers. 

Grants for Women Brands

The Startup Collective by Aveeno - Apply Here

The Startup Collective by Aveeno is an initiative designed to empower Black female-identifying entrepreneurs with a product, brand, or technology that meets the skin or hair care needs of Black consumers. You could win $100,000 for your beauty business, ongoing mentorship opportunities from AVEENO® business leaders and industry experts!

Fearless Strivers Grant (Coming Soon 8/1/23 - 8/31/23) - Apply Here

Black women-owned businesses are vital to our economy yet receive less than one percent of venture capital funding. Fearless Fund is deepening its commitment to this community with the launch of the 2023 Fearless Strivers Grant Contest. With Mastercard prizing, we’ll be awarding four lucky small businesses across the country with $20,000 grants, digital tools to help them grow their business online, and mentorship so they can continue to bolster their business.


Do Grants have to be repaid?

In most cases, you do not have to pay back grants. Would strongly suggest that you double check when applying for any grants.

What about grants for daycares, janitorial business, etc.?

There is a wide range of grants available for businesses of various types. If you are running a day care, we recommend conducting research on grants specifically tailored for this field in your local area. For more detailed information, we highly encourage you to reach out to your local chamber of commerce. They can provide valuable insights and guidance in this matter.

I feel so overwhelmed not know my next step?

Take a look at each grant to review the requirements. The applications are pretty short. Hit us up if you have any questions about the grants or any marketing queries.

What your personal credit score have to be?

The grants that we provide for strictly for businesses. Majority of them do not use your personal credit. We would suggest reviewing the requirements before applying. Please let us know if you have any questions.

I need some one on one advice, I don’t no what kind of business to start?

I invite you to schedule a strategy session with us. I am excited to support your vision and address any questions you may have. For more information, please visit our website at .