Hispanic Heritage Month: Grant funding for Latino and Hispanic small businesses
Latino and Hispanic entrepreneurs are starting small businesses at a faster rate than other groups, accounting for 44% of growth rate in the past decade. However, disparities in access to capital remain, particularly how Latino-owned businesses have been able to raise capital during the pandemic. This is why access to grant funding is critical to help them start, maintain, and grow their businesses. We have compiled a list of grant opportunities available to Latino and Hispanic businesses in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which spans from September 15 to October 15.
Verizon Small Business Digital Ready
Accepting grant applications through November 14
The Verizon Small Business Digital Ready program provides you a personalized curriculum including learning modules, expert coaching, networking opportunities, and more. Members are also eligible to apply for a $10,000 grant to help small businesses like yours move forward. To be eligible to apply, users must complete any combination of 2 courses, coaching events and community events between 7/1/22 and 11/14/22, and apply by 11/14/22.
2022 Support Latino Business Impact Fund
Support Latino Business is giving away $10,000 in grants through their SLB Impact Fund program in celebration of the significant contributions and economic impact of the Latino/x community.
PepsiCo’s Hispanic Digital & Delivery Program
Accepting applications on a rolling basis
PepsiCo invites all Jefas to step into the spotlight and apply for the Juntos Crecemos Hispanic Digital & Delivery Program. Besides getting expert one-on-one coaching and resources, the first 40 Latina small business owners to complete the eight-week consultation curriculum of the Juntos Crecemos Hispanic Digital & Delivery Program will receive an exclusive Jefa-Owned neon sign in honor of your hustle.
Hispanic Heritage Month Pitch Series 2022
Inicio Ventures and Google for Startups are partnering with leading regional and national organizations to showcase the talented pool of investment-ready Latinx founders across the U.S. Pitch events vary by state.
DoorDash’s Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund
Accepting applications through September 30
The Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund supports restaurants impacted by natural disasters like fires, winter storms, floods, and hurricanes and provides relief through $10,000 grants. If you’ve been affected by a natural disaster, including the Montana severe storms and flooding, Arizona Pipeline Fire, Kansas severe winter storms and straight-line winds, apply to the program.
Hello Alice’s Small Business Growth Fund
Accepting applications through October 14
The Small Business Growth Fund provides the capital entrepreneurs need to make their next big move. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 grant, provided by Mastercard, to accelerate their growth and continue to help make 2022 the year of their small business.
AARP’s Upskilling Program
Accepting applications through November 30
AARP’s Upskilling program reimburses employers up to $2,000-$2,500 per employee for training and upskilling low-wage workers aged 50+, provided the grantee meets the program’s criteria.