Funding opportunities April

This April, we have taken time to curate these funding opportunities to help you take your ideas forward.

Whether you’re  an entrepreneur,  researcher or a non-profit organisation, this meticulously crafted opportunities offer a comprehensive roadmap to a diverse range of funding options.

Important Note: Divas of Colour is not affiliated with any of the funding organisations mentioned in this guide. However, we’re here to equip you with the knowledge and resources needed to reach out and make a compelling case for your cause.

TiE Global Program for Women 

If you are a woman entrepreneur with a passion for innovation and a drive to make a difference, then apply for the TiE Women Program 2024, an incredible opportunity for women founders to showcase their innovative business ideas on a global stage. Funding of $50,000. Apply by 6/15/2024

Jobber Grants For Home Service Businesses

Any home service business owner or aspiring business owner 18 years old or older, residing in the U.S. and Canada, excluding Québec is eligible to apply.  Funding of $10,000. Apply by 6/12/2024

Bank of America Access to Capital Connector 

The Bank of America Access to Capital Connector is designed to help small business owners find business loans along with coaching and support to run a strong and resilient business. Apply here

Bank of America Supplier Diversity Small & Diverse Business Scholarship Program 

Scholarship recipients will be given the opportunity to continue their education and enhance the business operations functions within their companies by attending executive business management programs. Diverse Business Owner must have at least three years of experience developing a successfully running company, at least 3 employees, at least $300,000 in annual revenue. Scholarships for $10,000. Applications open 4/8/24 – 5/23/24

Dannon Light + Fit and Female Founder Collective (FFC) Grant Program 

This grant program seeks to empower women entrepreneurs during Women’s History Month. This initiative aims to support five qualified women by offering each recipient a $10,000 grant, a one-hour session with an expert advisor through the North platform, and a one-year membership to the Female Founder Collective 10th House community. Apply by 4/4/2024

ZenBusiness Free LLC Formation for Moms

To help mothers take the first step toward entrepreneurship, ZenBusiness is covering business formation costs and will help entrepreneurs form an LCC, track expenses, secure a business name, and more.  Apply here

YippityDoo Big Idea Grant ($15 application fee)

Each month, one $1000 grant is awarded to a woman, age 18 or over, in the US to invest in their Business or Idea. It can be used as a start up grant, marketing grant, operational grant or whatever you need to help you to the next level with your idea or business. Apply here

Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Resources and Grants

Verizon announced that new grant funding opportunities for small businesses are available for Verizon Small Business Digital Ready users in Houston, Miami, Phoenix and Los Angeles areas. Small business owners who register on the platform receive free, personalized access to over 40 online courses – some of which are available in Spanish — coaching opportunities with industry experts, peer networking events, and incentives such as the opportunity to apply for grant funding. Grants for $10,000. Apply by 4/8/2024

Juntos Crecemos Hispanic Digital & Delivery Program (PepsiCo)

PepsiCo is inviting Latina entrepreneurs who work in food service to apply for eight weeks of personalized expert consultation, including best practices across operations, technology, marketing and digital presence. Apply here 

Josephine Collective

 The Josephine Collective looks at deals on a rolling basis, and founders can apply to be considered at any time. Goal is to have the entire process take no more than 3 weeks from presentation to wire. They invest anywhere from $10K to $100K depending on the Collective’s interest.  JC prefers early-stage tech-enabled businesses.  Companies must be for-profit, US-domiciled, and have an expectation of becoming large-scale businesses.  “Lifestyle” businesses, single location businesses with no current plans to scale, and non-profits will not be considered. Apply here

Genius NY Accelerator

GENIUS NY is a startup accelerator sponsored by Empire State Development that invests $3M annually into seed-stage startups focused on uncrewed aerial systems, automation and AI. Must be willing to commit to living on a full-time basis in Central New York for the period of the program. Applications open for Cohort 8. Winners receive a large investment; one grand prize winner receives $1 million, followed by four $500,000 investments to the remaining teams. ​Winners also receive funding in the form of a monthly stipend in Phase I, free office space and amenities, workshops and events, business training, a dedicated group of executive advisors, industry mentors, and recruiting, marketing, and fundraising support. Funding up to $1,000,000. Apply by 5/15/2024