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10 Business Grants to Apply for in July

Post by Cynthia Nevels, Founder of Start.Pivot.Grow.

July Small Business Grant & Funding Opportunities

As we step into a new month, we are excited to share new funding opportunities with our small business community. This July, there are a number of grant opportunities available to support your growth and success.

  1. Accion Opportunity Fund | FedEx

FedEx E-Commerce Learning Lab


Designed to help diverse small business owners, primarily women and people of color, who are looking to develop or expand their e-commerce operations as they continue to adapt their business models in the wake of COVID-19.

July 1, 2024

Elevate Together Grant

$5,000 - $10,000

Must be a small business within 5 or fewer full-time employees, have an LLC, be a majority Black or Hispanic-owned business, in operations for at least 9 months from the date you complete form, business located in Chicago, & submit a 60-second pitch video.

July 5, 2024

3. Start.Pivot.Grow.

Q2 Micro Grant


Must be in business for at least 2yrs, have annual rev of $50k or more, & 1-5 employees, including owner.

July 8, 2024

4. AT&T 

She's Connected

$50k + 1yr services

Woman-owned small businesses with less than 50 employees in the U.S.

July 10, 2024

5. Allies for Community Business

Neighborhood Entrepreneurship Lab


NEL pairs community biz owners with project advisors, project strategists, community partners, & corporate partners who provide intensive support to help execute a growth initiative for each business.

July 12, 2024

6. HoneyBook  

Breakthrough Grant


Designed to empower early-stage marketing & creative consultants with the tools, resources, & invaluable mentorship they need to scale their business. 10 winners will be awarded by the end of the year.

July 16, 2024

7. The Female Founder Collective | FounderMade

Innovation Giveaway


Open to all 51% women-owned product-based businesses in the food, beverage, wellness, and beauty industries.

July 19, 2024

8. NAACP | Bacardi

Backing the B.A.R.

Over $350k in grants, education, and support

Open to 51% black-owned bars, restaurants, nightclubs, lounges, liquor stores, and small businesses in the process of applying for a liquor license.

July 30, 2024

9. WomensNet

Women Owned Animal Services Grant


Eligible Subcategories: Animal Rescue, Veterinarian, Dog Walker, Animal Shelter, Pet Groomer & Stylist, Pet Supplies/Food, Pet Boarding, Wildlife Services, Animal Trainer

July 31, 2024

10. Cadence Cash Equal Access Fund

Cash Thrive Grant


Business must have a demonstrated impact on its community: creating jobs, innovating new products, or making products and services more accessible. Biz operating for at least 1 yr, generating revenue greater than $35k/yr, directly impacting underrepresented communities.

July 31, 2024

Share with your network of business owners today. Don't miss the deadlines and be sure to sign up for our Start.Pivot.Grow. classes, events, and accelerator.



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