In light of the sweeping impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our small business community, Southern Colorado Community Lending (a subsidiary organization of NeighborWorks Southern Colorado) is responding swiftly to support our local, community businesses. The newly established Small Business Emergency Microloan Program now provides financing needed to strengthen small business enterprises in this time of acute need that have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Loans & Grants
List of national, state and local resources on funding opportunities. New resources are added as information becomes available.
Neighborworks Southern Colorado Emergency Small Business Loan Fund COVID-19
Area served: Southern Colorado, Colorado Audience: Small Business Owners
The Ward 8 Community Benevolence Fund
Ward 8 Community Benevolence Fund
Grants will be awarded to businesses, community organizations and 501(c)(3) organizations serving the community at 38th & Chicago in Minneapolis and/or encouraging the success and growth of Black citizens and community harmony. Grants may be awarded for the creation or expansion of a local business and programs that educate business owners or potential business owners. Organizations must show evidence of the significance of the program to local communities in Minnesota.
Area served: Minneapolis, Minnesota Audience: Small Business Owners, Non-profits
Digital Communities Program
Digital Communities Program
$10,000 worth of online tools, services, and training available to small businesses in Houston and Los Angeles. Includes free branding, website creation, training on sales growth and more.
Area served: Los Angeles, Houston, California, Texas Audience: Small Business Owners
Certifiably Green Denver
Certifiably Green Denver Equity Funding
Certifiably Green Denver's Equity Funding helps women and minority-owned small businesses fund their sustainability projects. Applicants for this program must meet the following requirements as a business:
Area served: Denver, Colorado Audience: Small Business Owners
BeyGOOD Foundation Black Parade Route Small Business Grant
To celebrate people, communities, and small businesses impacted by economic inequities worldwide, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has committed $1M:
- 10+ cities around the globe (Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York).
- 100 Black Entrepreneurs will be selected in each city to attend the Black Parade Route Luncheons.
- 1,000 Small Businesses provided with grant opportunities and/or business sustainability support services.
- $100,000 In grants provided per city for small business relief.
Area served: Los Angeles, California; Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago, Illinois; Houston, Texas, New York, New York & New Orleans, Louisiana, California, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, New York, North Carolina, Texas Audience: Small Business Owners