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Grants & Funding

Take advantage of these grant opportunities and funding programs to help your business reach its goals. Need help with an application? Let us know!


NASE Member Grants

Awards of up to $4,000 for NASE members. Applications accepted on a rolling basis; reviewed in April, July, October, and January.

SIA Entrepreneurial Spirit Fund

Awards of $10,000 for entrepreneurs of color plus mentorship from SIA’s founder, Carin Luna-Ostaseski. Apply by Tuesday, August 10,  6pm EST.

Nav.com Quarterly Grant

Take your business to the next level! Grant awards of $10,000 or $5,000. Apply for this round by August 6, 2021.

The Barstool Fund

Various amounts for all types of small businesses. Rolling deadline; apply today.

Idea Café Small Business Grants

Women entrepreneurs are eligible for $1,000 small business grants from Idea Cafe. Rolling deadline; awardees chosen monthly. 

SoGal Foundation Grants

Awards of  $10K and $5K cash grants to Black women or nonbinary entrepreneurs as well as fundraising support. Rolling deadline; awardees chosen monthly.

Amber Grant Foundation

$10K awarded monthly to women-owned businesses. One awardee receives $25K at the end of the year. Rolling deadline; awardees chosen monthly.

IFundWomen Entrepreneur
of the Year 2021Celebrating an extraordinary woman entrepreneur with a $100,000 equity investment. Apply by September 30, 2021.


Backing the B.A.R. (Black-Owned Accounts & Retailers) Initiative

Supporting black-owned businesses in the beverage-alcohol service, sales, and hospitality industries with $10K grants. Apply by Friday, July 30 at 6pm, EST.


PPP Loans

Apply today through local DC Bank, CityFirst Bank. 

Economic Injury Disaster Loans

The SBA is accepting applications through December 31.