Funding opportunities, February 2024

As we embrace February, the early stages of 2024 unfold with a treasure trove of funding opportunities, ready to infuse your groundbreaking ideas and ambitious projects with the necessary financial support. Whether you are a budding entrepreneur, a dedicated researcher, or a non-profit organization championing societal improvement, acquiring funding is a pivotal step in turning your visions into reality.

Explore our comprehensive guide, which showcases a meticulously selected collection of funding prospects tailored to suit a wide range of endeavors and dreams. Delve into an array of financial resources, encompassing scholarships, grants, awards, and various support mechanisms, to jumpstart your ventures in this new year and unlock the financial keys to propel your aspirations forward.

Please be aware: Divas Of Colour is not affiliated to any of these companies. If you have any questions regarding the opportunities please contact the organisations directly.

Echo360 e3 Tech Grants

Echo360 e3 Tech Grants will award up to 20 recipients with cash or software grants US $2,000 in cash or up to $5,000 in software in two categories: EchoImpact and EchoInnovation – Apply by 3/22/2024

48 in 48 – Website Build Event

48in48 provides free websites to empower nonprofits. They recruit teams of talented designers, developers, project managers and content writers come together and create amazing websites over just one weekend. Non-profits with less than $3MM in revenue are welcome to apply. Their next event focuses on women-led nonprofits. The build event will be in early April and the deadline to Apply by 3/18/24

Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition

The competition celebrates and nurtures purpose-driven ventures that seek to address systemic inequities in education through innovation. It welcomes entrepreneurs with innovative ideas in education from around the world and encourages applications in every conceivable educational setting – from early childhood through corporate and adult training, in settings and contexts anywhere in the world. Funding of $40,000. Apply by 2/19/2024

NGO Whisperer Global Fellowship Programme

The NGO Whisperer Global Fellowship Programme is an accredited six-month rigorous virtual leadership programme for exceptional leaders and founders of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and social enterprises worldwide, especially those from low and middle-income countries. Apply by 3/31/2024

Visa Accelerator Program – Africa

For Africa based companies that are ready to digitize cash intensive P2P, B2C, B2B, G2C payments to create new commerce opportunities. If your team has already designed a minimum viable product related to the proposed areas designed a minimum viable product related to the proposed challenges or has a market-ready solution, you are the right fit for the program. Apply by 2/18/2024

Citi Foundation’s Global Innovation Challenge

The Citi Foundation’s Global Innovation Challenge is an open call for applications or requests for proposals (RFP) designed to provide catalytic grant funding to community organizations across the world. This year, the Foundation is specifically focusing on identifying leading solutions to homelessness. Applicant must be non-profit. Funding of $500,000. Apply by 2/13/2024

Veterans Business Battle

Event gives invited military veterans an opportunity to pitch business ideas to investors and lenders for a chance to raise capital. During the competition, finalists attend workshops geared toward businesses in early stages of development, have the opportunity to perfect their pitch and receive feedback from professionals, network with potential investors and learn from other entrepreneurial success stories. Funding up to $15,000. Apply by 2/13/2024

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.

BOSS Impact Fund Invest in Progress Grant

Less than 1% of minority founders get investment funding for the start of their small business. The BOSS Network aims to tackle the issue by providing grants for Black women entrepreneurs and access to a 1-year mentorship program, to assist in their business growth. Funding of $10,000.  Apply by 2/23/2024