The EnrichHER Small Business Grant is hosted by EnrichHER, a fintech platform that helps diverse businesses connect to capital. They provide grants and financing to underserved founders. Their last grant contest here resulted in six out of 530+ businesses receiving grants and enrollment in EnrichHER’s Business Financing Accelerator Program].
“This is the 6th round of our business grant program and we couldn’t be more proud to offer another opportunity for women and founders of color to access funds that can help them reach their next milestone,” says Dr. Roshawnna Novellus, founder and CEO of EnrichHER, which has funded over 160 companies with more than $14M dollars since launching in 2017. “Women own 40% of businesses in the U.S. but receive only 4% of business loans. Our mission is to change that. The EnrichHER grant program brings us closer to our goal of empowering women-led, Black-owned and POC-owned businesses through capital, coaching and community.”
We are specifically looking for women-owned businesses, founders of color, LGBTQIA owners, etc. The business can be any size and any age.
EnrichHER, the only digital platform that connects women and founders of color to capital, has announced its next EnrichHER Small Business Grant for $5,000, launching Tues, June 8.
Designed to boost various operations needs from purchasing new equipment to implementing a marketing campaign, the grant will accept applications June 8 – 30, 2021 from U.S.-based businesses owned by women and entrepreneurs of color.
Interested business owners can apply online at enrichher.com. The deadline is June 30. One grant winner and five finalists will be chosen and announced on July 14.
Grant applicants will receive information on financing options as well as educational resources and webinars for business growth. They’ll also be able to access the EnrichHER newsletter which provides subscribers with over $50,000 in grant opportunities, pitch competitions and more each week.
The winner and finalists from April’s grant contest are:
- Charmaine Kalpen – Status Alert for Emergency, LLC – Winner
- Kenya Johnson – Heavy Brain Media and Consulting – Finalist
- Kristen Lucas – The Well: Community for Women – Finalist
- Adrian Whiteside – Rugged Past, Righteous Future – Finalist
- Sadaf Sajwani – Games and Learning, Inc– Finalist
- Tracy Taylor – My Kitty’s Palace – Finalist