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Grants & Other Funding Sources



Mielle Organics will award 60 women annually from across the U.S., Caribbean, and Africa with a scholarship to kick start their journey to entrepreneurship and economic prosperity. The award for this grant is $10,000.00.



The New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program was created to provide flexible grant assistance to currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses, and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations in the State of New York that has experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The award for this grant is $50,000.00.

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Close Date: September 2, 2021

Be a Black Business Owner. The award for this grant is $10,000.00.



You must be an NASE member. The award for this grant is $4,000.00.

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Opens September 

Organized for profit, with a place of business located in the United States
More than 50% owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are citizens or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or by other small business concerns that are each more than 50% owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are citizens or permanent resident aliens of the United States; and No more than 500 employees, including affiliates. 
The award for this grant is $50,000-$250,000.

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Opens September

Backstage Capital invests in companies founded by, women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ community.



Awarding up to $10,000 to Black- and minority-owned businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and social unrest. We are equipping these businesses with vital education, coaching, and capital to truly fuel the growth of our communities, creating sustainable business and shared value for all. The award for this grant is $10,000.00.  Texas & Oklahoma

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Close Dates: September 20, 2021

All women entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply for the chance to be named the 2021 IFundWomen Entrepreneur of the Year. Honorees will be named across eight business categories.

• Health & wellness | STEM | Business services | Social good | Art, media, & entertainment | Fashion | Beauty | Food & beverage. The award for this equity investment is $100,000.00.



Sony Alpha Female provides a platform for photographers and videographers to share their stories and inspire the world with their creativity, passion, and drive. We aim to make the world a more equal, more representative, and more open place. With you by our side, there’s nothing holding us back. The award for this equity investment is $5,000.00, a full frame Sony camera and lens, and more.

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Close Date: October 16, 2021

Comcast RISE, provides marketing, creative, media, and technology services to small businesses owned by people of color. 

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Opens in September

To apply, you must be an owner of a Black-owned small business (51% or more ownership of the business). You must have between 3-20 employees (including yourself, all full or part-time employees, and independent (1099) contractors).

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Close Date: September 3, 2021

eBay is giving back to the small businesses that power America by committing $500,000 in grants and education resources to help small businesses stay up and running online and secure their future. 

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