Funding can be an issue so I am sharing grants and other funding opportunities all year long on this thread.
WIRELESS FOUNDATION CATALYST 2022
Are you a social entrepreneur using 5G? The Wireless Foundation's Catalyst 2022 is a competitive grants program that will award over $200K in unrestricted grants. Applications close April 7. Learn more: https://wirelessfoundation.org/catalyst
Blavity fellowship applications are NOW OPEN!
BLACK ENTREPRENEURS, BLACK SMALL BUSINESSES &
10k business grant
Access to mentorship
Afro Tech invitation
Community with other likeminded entrepreneurs
Join our 2022 cohort. http://tfaforms.com/4945640
VISIBLE HANDS TWITTER PITCH COMPETITION
Got the perfect pitch for your startup? Enter into their #PitchYourVision Twitter Pitch Competition for a chance to win from the prize pool of $10K!
The first competition takes place on March 24, from 4:30-5:15pm EST - don't miss it!
UNFINISHED BUSINESS GRANT
Hennessy has launched Unfinished Business, a new program that provides urgent funding and access to vital resources for the small business owners who bind our communities together. Up to $7.5k in funding: https://www.hennessy.com/en-us/unfinished-business
2022 F5 TECH FOR GOOD GRANT
F5 invites eligible nonprofits to apply below for our third-annual F5 Tech for Good grants of $10,000 USD. Twenty grant partners will be selected for funding in total.
BEYOND YOGA GRANT
In honor of Women's History Month and in partnership with Hello Alice, Beyond Yoga is offering virtual coaching to 10 female founders - and one grand prize of $10,000 and one-on-one time with Michelle Wahler. Applications are open now through April 15 at 6PM ET
DREAM BIG AWARDS 2022
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the very best in American small business.
Every year at The Big Week for Small Business, the Dream Big Awards program honors the achievements of small businesses and highlights their contributions to America’s economic growth.
The 2022 Small Business of the Year award winner will receive national recognition and a $25,000 cash prize!
JOHNNIE WALKER FIRST STRIDES
Johnnie Walker First Strides initiative, celebrates and enables cultural innovators taking strides to create positive impact, this collaboration will fund 10 groundbreaking women-owned businesses in celebration of Women’s History Month. Businesses selected by an inspiring network of individuals will receive a $10K grant plus a one-year Annual Coaching Membership on IFundWomen. https://ifundwomen.com/johnniewalker
THE WELL SPRING 2022 UNDERFUNDED GRANT
The Well is giving one deserving Black Woman Founder a $5,000 Grant, courtesy of our corporate partner, Adyen.
Apply here: https://www.thewellwork.co/grants#apply-now
PROCESSING FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP
The Processing Foundation Fellowships support artists, coders, and collectives in visionary projects that conceive a new direction for what Processing as a software and a community can do. Fellowships are an integral part of the Processing Foundation’s work toward developing tools of empowerment and access at the convergence of art and technology. The stipend for the 2022 Fellowship is $3,000 USD.
Apply here: https://processingfoundation.org/fellowships
HELLO ALICE SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH FUND
Hello Alice Small Business Growth Fund is offering small business owners the opportunity to receive a $5,000 grant to help them make their next big move. The deadline for Round 2 is Friday, May 20, 2022, at 6 p.m. ET.
App is gated.
Apply here: https://helloalice.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ad43ce086c96c4e7a1259f95e&id=8e991611ef&e=b09f16756c
BLACK FOUNDERS BUILD WITH ALEXA
Amazon Alexa Fund and Alexa Startups are excited to open the application round for Black Founders Build with Alexa, a remote four-month program for a cohort of up to 10 Black-founded startups located in North America that demonstrate readiness and ability to deliver novel Alexa integration within the program duration.
Each company selected for the program will have an opportunity to receive up to a $100,000 investment and individualized technology support. Founders will receive invitations to speak at events, participate in panel discussions and demo showcases.
Apply by April 24th: https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/alexa/alexa-startups/alexa-fund/black-founders-build-with-alexa
Apply to the Black Ambition Prize for a chance to win $1M and access to a network of esteemed mentors. Together, let’s build a world where Black and Latinx founders can excel uninterrupted.
Apply by May 8th: https://blackambitionprize.com/prize-application
AWS IMPACT ACCELERATOR:BLACK FOUNDERS
Combining the power of Amazon and AWS technology, they're helping Black founders accelerate their cloud-based business for serious scaling. There can increase your runway with a $125,000 cash grant and $100,000 in AWS Activate credits* – all for zero equity in return.
Apply by May 13:https://aws-startup-lofts.com/amer/program/accelerators/black-founders