Grant Opportunities for Your Small Business - U.S. 100 Dollar Bills

As 2020 comes to a close, many small businesses are struggling to stay afloat. We’ve compiled a short list of grant opportunities for your small business to apply for before the end of the year. Some of these grant opportunities are aimed at aiding black owned and minority owned small businesses.

1 WomensNet Amber Grant

WomensNet founded the Amber Grant Foundation in 1998. The Foundation was set up to honor the memory of Amber Wigdahl, who died before realizing her business dreams at the age of 19. WomensNet gives away at least $10,000 every month in Amber Grant funds. The year-end grant has been expanded to $25,000. Amber Grant recipients are announced the first week of every month. The application cutoff for the next $10,000 Amber Grant is November 30, 2020.
Apply Online for the WomensNet Amber Grant 

2 NAACP x BeyGOOD: Black Owned Small Business Impact Fund

NAACP teamed up with BeyGOOD to expand economic opportunity by awarding grants of $10,000 on the 15th of each month through the end of 2020. The goal of this grant opportunity is to provide a lifeline for small businesses at the epicenter of dual pandemics.
Apply Online for the Black Owned Small Business Impact Fund 

3 NAACP x BACARDI: Backing the B.A.R.

The NAACP x BACARDI are working together to provide dedicated support to Black-owned businesses in the beverage alcohol service, sales, and hospitality industries. Backing the B.A.R. is a NAACP initiative that is awarding over $350,000 in acceleration grants, education, support, and entrepreneurship solutions for Black-owned bars, restaurants, nightclubs, lounges, liquor stores, and small businesses in the process of applying for a liquor license.

If you are a Black business owner with a liquor license or real liquor license aspirations — and you need financial, educational, or mentorship support, please apply here. Grantees will receive a grant of $10,000 dollars. Ideal grant recipients are looking for support in accelerating their business for the future.

Apply Online for the Backing the B.A.R. Grant 

4 eBay Up & Running Grant

Launched on November 23, 2020 in partnership with Hello Alice. eBay is awarding more than $500,000 in grants and education resources to help small businesses stay up and running online and secure their future into 2021 and beyond. 50 eBay small business sellers will receive grant packages of $10,000, including cash, eBay credits, coaching through eBay Seller School, and more. Apply by sharing how you would invest the grant to grow your business online. The application opens November 23, 2020, and closes December 11, 2020, at midnight ET. The Up & Running Grants are open to existing eBay sellers and new eBay business sellers who have joined the platform prior to October 31, 2020.

Apply Online for the eBay Up & Running Grant 

5 Fiserv Back2Business Grants for Small Business Program

In partnership with the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO), Fiserv will award up to $10,000 to Black- and minority-owned businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and social unrest.

To be eligible, applicants must: (1) Be a Black – or minority -owned small business and an adult (18+); (2) Must be located in Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Milwaukee, New York, Oakland; (3) Must have revenue of less than $1M annually; (4) Be founded prior to June 1, 2019; (5) Have less than 10 employees.

Application Dates:

Miami, Florida (Miami-Dade, Orange, Coral Springs and Broward County) December 7 – December 14, 2020
Atlanta, Georgia (Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdales county) January 11, 2021 – January 19, 2021
Chicago, Illinois (Cook county) February 8, 2021 – February 16, 2021
Oakland, California (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma county) March 8, 2021 – March 15, 2021

Apply Online for the Fiserv Back2Business Grants for Small Business Program

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