NATIONWIDE – Underrepresented communities in small business often face greater barriers to accessing financial resources and opportunities for growth. This can be due to historical disadvantages, limited access to capital, and other systemic challenges.
It is crucial to address these disparities and provide targeted support to promote diversity in entrepreneurship.
Here is a list of grant applications specifically for small business owners from underrepresented communities that are coming due. Click the link to be taken to the application page.
Embark, a program developed in collaboration between REI Co-op Path Ahead Ventures and Founded Outdoors, wants to help new and aspiring entrepreneurs from Black, Indigenous, Latino, and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities launch an outdoor brand. The program provides $10,000 grant awards to participants.
Due date: October 8, 2023
The NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant is Daymond John’s quest to find and award up and coming Black Entrepreneurs live on Black Entrepreneurs Day. Black Entrepreneurs across the country can apply for the chance to win $25,000 each to help them grow and scale their businesses. There were 20 grant recipients in 2022. Registration for a free Hello Alice account is required to apply for the grant.
Due date: Oct 11, 2023
Creciendo con TikTok is a grant fund that will provide cash awards of $5,000 to 40 Latino small business owners who have demonstrated perseverance, resourcefulness, hard work, and entrepreneurial vision in their communities.
Due date: October 23, 2023
Wish Local is dedicating a $2 million fund to give roughly 4,000 Wish Local small business partners financial support. The selected recipients will receive amounts between $500 – $2000. This program will only be open to Black-owned stores, to help promote equality and diversity in American business.
Due date: ongoing