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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'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.
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.