By supporting financial education and literacy programs, mentoring and training for diverse small business owners and individuals, particularly underrepresented individuals and families, we will help build inclusive economic growth and empowerment.

Grant criteria includes:

  1. Support for diverse small business owners and entrepreneurs through our 'Backing Small' initiative including grants, mentoring support, and technical assistance issued through established community partnerships.
  2. Financial literacy education, training, and mentoring for underrepresented individuals and families to build financial awareness, fiscal acumen and success (including at school age grades 5-12, during higher education, or when individuals are entering/re-entering the workforce.

Our Backing Small Programs support economically vulnerable business owners and individuals and include:

  • Inclusive Backing
  • Coalition to Back Black Businesses
  • Backing Historic Small Restaurants
  • Backing International Small Restaurants

Visit How to Apply for a Grant for more information.

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