COVID 19 Resources for Your Small Business

Updated August 5, 2021

The movement to help minority, indigenous, women-owned and other disadvantaged small businesses continues. So I will continue to keep this page updated. My mission is to help all of us succeed and GROW!

Check out this resource for grants to help minority, women, indigenous and other disadvantaged small businesses grow and prosper!

Fortune 500 Grants

Dell Women ENtrepreneur DREAM TECH CONTEST 
It’s your moment to own it. Share with Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) what makes your business unique, and how new technology would help your business. Three lucky DWEN members will win new tech solutions that will take their businesses to the next level! Our grand prize winner will win up to $40K, second place $15K, and third place $5K. close on September 24th.
Comcast Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment. These are the cornerstones of Comcast RISE, a multi-year commitment to provide marketing, creative, media, and technology services to small businesses owned by people of color. October 16, 2021
Deloitte/BMO Financial GroupEight U.S. women will receive grants of $10,000 each while 18 total grants, ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 in Canadian dollars will be awarded in Canada. Applications open July 26 here. 13, 2021
FacebookFacebook is offering grants of up to $4,000 for black-owned small businesses in the United States. This grant can be used to assist in the recovery or stabilization of a small business that has been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Start here
SupermakerSupermaker is a media company that provides content and community for startups and creative individuals, has started a $100,000 grant and mentorship program called The Entrepreneurial Dream Project to benefit new business owners who are trying to grow and build their company amid the pandemic.
Capital OneAn initial $200 million, five-year commitment to support growth in underserved communities and advance socioeconomic mobility by closing gaps in equity and opportunity.Go to Walker Legacy and Inclusion Incubators websites for more info.

Minority and Small Business Resources

Hello Alice and the NAACP partnered together to help Black Businesses get Grants. At a quick glance, there are over 68 opportunities to get funding.

VariousA list of some of the funding opportunities and grant applications available, including a few faqs about each of them. links to learn more.
So GalSoGal Foundation is the largest global platform for diverse entrepreneurs and investors. Spanning 6 continents with hyper-local programming in over 50 cities, our mission is to close the diversity gap in entrepreneurship and venture capital.
ComcastRepresentation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment. These are the cornerstones of Comcast RISE, a multi-year commitment to provide marketing, creative, media, and technology services to small businesses owned by people of color. 16, 2021
Transformationgems.comEmpowers women to start and grow businesses by providing them with funding, resources and affordable shared office spaces.
Wish Local EmpowermentWish Local is dedicating a $2M dollar fund to give roughly 4,000 Wish Local small business partners financial support. The selected recipients will receive amounts between $500 – $2000. This program is only open to Black-owned stores, to help promote equality and diversity in American business.
Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund
Hello AliceAll Emergency Grant fund that will offer $10,000 grants to small business owners impacted by the pandemic.
The Doonie FundFounded by digitalundivided CEO, Kathryn Finney, the fund is named after her grandmother, Kathryn “Doonie” Hale, who inspired her entrepreneurial journey and encouraged her to stay in the arena. Since its inception on April 5th, 2020, the fund has invested in over 500 black women entrepreneurs
Buy from a Black WomenThe Black Woman Relief Fund will grant 15 Black Women Business Owner $1000. Owners must and be able to demonstrate that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing hardship
In3DC (Inclusive Incubator)Covid19 has impacted small businesses and we know being tech-enabled is key to every business’s future. In this program, we will focus on Small Businesses’ needs related to tech enablement and financial well being.
SoGal Foundation SoGal Foundation has teamed up with Winky LuxbluemercurytwelveNYC, and other sponsors to make a small step towards progress by providing several $10K and $5K cash grants to Black women or nonbinary entrepreneurs.

Mompreneur Grants

The Mom Project Stronger Together Fundhe Mom Project, a platform that connects employers to female candidates with a primary focus on helping moms re-enter the workforce, has started a $500,000 Stronger Together Fund.
Moms as EntrepreneursA nonprofit business incubator for women, has started a Covid-19 relief fund solely for businesses owned by mothers. The fund, which opened applications on May 18, will grant $500-$1,000 to mom entrepreneurs who have been shut out of government loans or other funding during the pandemic. 

Local Funds

Washington Football Team/United AirlinesUnited Airlines will supply and fund five grants that will total $25,000 for businesses that are participating in the Washington Football Team Black Engagement Network’s (B.E.N.) Shop Black Directory. 5, 2021

Government Resources for Your Business

Impact Payments
Paycheck ProtectionA loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep workers on the payroll. (U.S. Small Business Administration).
Coronavirus Small Business Guide
Disaster Loan Assistance Information:Low-interest loans to businesses of all sizes, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters (U.S. SBA).
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Pandemic Unemployment AssistancePandemic Unemployment Assistance is a federal program for people who are unable to work as a result of COVID-19 and not eligible for regular state unemployment benefits, such as self-employed workers and independent contractors.
Coronavirus Tax Relief: .The IRS established a section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others (Internal Revenue Service)

  4 comments for “COVID 19 Resources for Your Small Business

  1. June 28, 2020 at 7:16 am

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