NAACP and Bacardi Backing the Bar:

Funding Availability: $10,000 | Deadline: May 24th, 2024

NAACP and BACARDI are working together to provide dedicated support to businesses in the beverage-alcohol service, sales, and hospitality industries. Backing the B.A.R. is a NAACP initiative that is awarding business acceleration. Ten businesses will receive a grant of $10,000 dollars.

The 2024 AAPISTRONG Restaurant Fund:

Funding Availability: $5,000 – $25,000 | Deadline: May 31st, 2024

The AAPISTRONG Restaurant Fund is designed to benefit Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander-owned restaurants across the country. With the industry facing ongoing economic challenges, the AAPISTRONG Restaurant Fund is available to help under-resourced restaurants respond to supply chain disruptions, increased inventory costs, workforce development, and safety for their employees.

Amber Grant:

$10,000 monthly grants and a chance at a $25,000 annual grant is available.

WomensNet founded the “Amber Grant” in 1998. The grant was set up with one goal in mind: to honor the memory of a very special young woman, Amber Wigdahl, who died at just 19 years old — before realizing her business dreams.

Today, WomensNet carries on that tradition, proudly giving away at least $30,000 every month in Amber Grant money. In recognition of the diversity of businesses owned by women, we’ve also expanded our grant-giving to include “Marketing Grants,” “Business Category Grants,” as well as two “$25,000 Year End Grants.”

She’s Connected by AT&T

Funding Availability: $50,000 | Deadline: July 10th, 2024

She’s Connected by AT&T is marking a 4-year milestone of showcasing inspiring women who are paving the way for the next generation. To celebrate, AT&T is offering $50,000, a free year of AT&T service with a new device, along with the full support of the She’s Connected by AT&T platform.

EmpoweHer Grants:

Funding Availability: $25,000 | Deadline: June 16th, 2024

Boundless Futures Foundation empowers, embraces, and elevates female entrepreneurs through grants to new businesses and to like-minded nonprofits. EmpowHer grants support women who need early-stage business capital, a network of business advisors, or both. Grantees will have access to financial, marketing, leadership, and sector professionals who can advise on business focus, next steps, and longer-range planning. As an entrepreneur, you’re not alone: our network is full of people who have been in your shoes.

Jobber Grants:

Funding Availability: $10,000 | Deadline: June 12th, 2024

It only takes 5 minutes to apply! We want to spotlight your work through our $150,000 grant program built to recognize excellence in home services businesses.

Amazon Business Grants:

Funding Availability: $15,000 – $25,000 | Deadline: May 24th, 2024

To celebrate Small Business Month, Amazon is giving away up to $25,000 to spur innovation and support the growth of small businesses that are driving impact in their local communities.

Build-To-Scale Grant:

Venture Challenge and Capital Challenge. Learn more about the FY23 funding opportunity (NOFO) (PDF). Apply here. EDA’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) leads the Build to Scale (B2S) program, which is authorized under Section 27 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. § 3722). Under the B2S program, EDA awards and manages a portfolio of grants designed to increase regional capacity to strengthen ecosystems that equitably and inclusively support diverse technology innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups. These regions are growing technology-driven businesses, creating high-skill, high-wage jobs, and building the industries of the future.

Venmo Small Business Grant:

Funding Availability: $20,000 | Deadline: May 31st, 2024

Venmo is giving 20 business profile users the money and mentorship they need to reach the next level of success. Special consideration will be given to small business owners from historically underrepresented communities.

National Pride Grant:

Funding Availability: $25,000 | Deadline: May 28th, 2024

The LGBTQIA+ National Grant provides eligible small businesses the chance to receive one of 25 grant packages totaling $25,000. Founders First is committed to increasing the number of diverse founder-led businesses generating over $1 million dollars in revenues.

Coca Cola Foundation Grant:

Our mission is to make a difference in communities around the world by investing in transformative ideas and institutions that address some of our most pressing global challenges.

As the primary philanthropic arm of The Coca‑Cola Company, we have an equal hand in supporting the local and global changemakers leaving a measurable and lasting impact in areas around the world where the Company operates and where our employees live and work.

Core Grant:

Funding Availability: Amount Varies – Must Submit Application Within 6-Month Timeframe Of Incident

If a family qualifies for CORE support, they receive a financial grant that is a gift. Each grant is unique and based on the applicant’s specific qualifying event and financial need. The following expenses are costs that may be covered by a CORE grant: rent/mortgage, utilities, medical supplies, medical or therapy equipment, therapies, prescriptions, over the counter medicine, travel costs, costs associated with a funeral, groceries, clothing, other essentials a family might need to navigate their specific circumstance. We work with each family to curate the most impactful grant for their family. All information provided to CORE is kept confidential. Documentation is required..

IFundWomen Universal Grant Application:

This is a resource for female entrepreneurs seeking grants. Through partnerships with brands like Visa, Caress, and COMCAST, IFundWomen has deployed over $170 million in grants to entrepreneurs. Applicants gain priority access to funding opportunities and resources within the IFundWomen community.

Hivers and Strivers Investment Program:

As an angel investment group, Hivers and Strivers works to provide capital to qualifying businesses. Specifically, the investment group funds projects submitted by veteran-owned and veteran-led businesses. Those who qualify can apply for funding for a business idea on a rolling basis, but businesses reliant on government contracts are not eligible to apply.

Driving Small Business Forward 2024:

Funding Availability: $50,000 | Deadline: June 14th, 2024

The Progressive® Driving Small Business Forward fund program will provide $50,000 towards a commercial vehicle to 20 small businesses. Recipients will also get access to an exclusive 12-week virtual Boost Camp coaching program, designed to equip business owners with the tools & resources to help them achieve their growth objectives.

DanPaul Foundation:

Funding Availability: Up To $15,000. Deadline: None

The DanPaul Foundation provides grants to 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organizations as defined by the IRS. The Foundation is interested in providing funding to programs that directly serve the health, education, development, and welfare of the world’s youth.

Employ Ability Business Grant:

Funding Availability: The grants range from $20,000-$200,000. Deadline: None

Grow your business, upgrade your hiring, and create job opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Freed Fellowship Grant:

$500 available monthly. Deadline: Ongoing

The Freed Fellowship helps small business owners get the resources, mentorship, and community they need to build successful companies that make an impact. All Freed Fellows will be considered for an additional $2,500 grant at the end of the year.

Fast Break for Small Business:

Funding Availability: $10,000 | Deadline: September 13th, 2024

Accion Opportunity Fund, LegalZoom, the NBA, WNBA, and NBA G-League have joined forces to provide entrepreneurs across the country with grants and LegalZoom services to support their small businesses.

Hersuitespot:

Funding Availability: Amount varies.

The HerRise MicroGrant provides financial assistance to Women of Color who are creating innovative solutions that impact their community and who are often unable to secure funding for their small businesses.

National Association for the Self-Employed Grant:

Grant amount: $4,000 – Accepts applications quarterly (Completed applications received in April, May, and June will be reviewed in July).

NASE has a business development grant worth up to $4,000 to use toward marketing, advertising, hiring employees, expanding facilities, and other specific business needs. Since 2006, the NASE has awarded nearly $1,000,000 to members like you through the Growth Grants program by providing small business grants.

Creator’s Momentum Business Accelerator:

Funding Availability: $5,000 | Deadline to apply: May 13th, 2024.

Accion Opportunity Fund designed the Creators’ Momentum Business Accelerator, fueled by support from Etsy’s Uplift Fund, to provide entrepreneurs who contribute to the creative economy with meaningful learning and networking opportunities, along with grant capital to spark their business growth.

Peanut StartHER Grant:

Funding Availability: $50,000. Deadline: Ongoing

StartHER challenges the biases in venture capital and provides access to the elusive ‘friends and family’ round. For many founders, raising money from friends and family isn’t an option because their existing networks don’t have resources to offer such funds. StartHER aims to give everyone a fair chance by re-shaping funding dynamics, providing access to professional networks and ultimately, becoming home to the new faces of entrepreneurship.

Small Business Readiness for Resiliency Program:

Funding Availability: $5,000 | Application deadline: Ongoing.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s goal is to support small businesses in becoming more resilient and prepared for disasters. Times of crisis can be devastating for communities, and they are dedicated to sharing knowledge and resources and promoting collaboration to ensure a speedy recovery.

The Awesome Foundation:

A $1,000 grant is available. Deadline: Ongoing

The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing worldwide community devoted to forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes $1,000 grants, no strings attached, to projects and their creators. At each fully autonomous chapter, the money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees” and given up front in cash, check, or gold doubloons.

The Saucony Run For Good Grant:

Funding Availability: The grant maximum is $10,000. Deadline: There are two rounds of grants per year. Applications are to be submitted by December 15 and June 15, annually. Any application coming through after those dates will be considered for the next grant round.

The Saucony Run For Good Foundation is now accepting grant applications to help run down the childhood obesity epidemic. The grants are open to community nonprofit organizations that initiate and support running programs for kids.

The Ford Foundation:

Funding Availability: 1,500 grants are awarded yearly for a variety of categories. Deadline: Ongoing

Every year, they award grants to institutions with transformative ideas and scalable solutions to achieve the greatest impact.

Thiel Fellowship Grant:

$100,000 is available | Deadline: None

Founded by technology entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel in 2011, the Thiel Fellowship is a two-year program for young people who want to build new things. Thiel Fellows skip or stop out of college to receive a $100,000 grant and support from the Thiel Foundation’s network of founders, investors, and scientists.

Tory Burch:

Funding Availability: $5,000 business education grant, plus access to 0% interest loans via Kiva. Deadline: None

Each year, they select 50 women entrepreneurs for a yearlong program designed to grow their businesses through workshops, coaching sessions, network-building, and financial resources. The program ends with a company presentation and a trip to New York City.

California Paid Family Leave Small Business Grant:

Grant amount: $1,000 – $2,000 per employee | Deadline: None

California Paid Family Leave (PFL) is part of the California State Disability Insurance program providing benefits to eligible California workers who need time off work to care for a seriously ill or injured family member, to bond with a new child, or to participate in a qualifying military event. PFL pays up to 8 weeks of benefits in 12 months. Although PFL does not provide job protection, various federal and state laws provide protected leave for up to 12 weeks.

Walmart Local Community Grant:

Funding Availability: $500-$5,000 | Quarter 1 Deadline: July 15th, 2024

Local community grants are awarded through an open application process and provide funding directly from Walmart and Sam’s Club facilities to local organizations in the U.S. Don’t know how to determine your local facility? Don’t worry, the application will assist you.

Wells Fargo Community Grant:

Wells Fargo is committed to building an inclusive, sustainable future for all through a focus on opening pathways to economic advancement, championing quality, affordable homes, empowering small businesses to thrive, and driving an equity-focused transition to a low-carbon economy.

Incfile Entrepeneur Grant:

Incfile is offering two grants to support aspiring entrepreneurs and students. The “Young Entrepreneur Scholarship Grant” provides $2,500 to a high school senior, undergraduate, graduate, or trade school student in the U.S. with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and an interest in starting a business. The “Fresh Start Business Grant” offers $2,500 and Incfile’s Gold plan for free to adult entrepreneurs (21 years or older) in the U.S. planning to start a new business or significantly grow an existing one. Application dates for 2024 are expected to go live soon, so keep an eye out!