Funding opportunities, June

This June, Divas of Colour have dedicated their efforts to curating these funding opportunities to help you advance your ideas. Whether you’re a researcher or a non-profit organisation, these opportunities provide a thorough path 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 present a compelling case for your cause.

Boundless Futures Foundation Grant

Female entrepreneurs 22 years of age and older with businesses registered and operating solely in the United States may apply. An applicant’s business must address a social issue directly or through its business model, and must not be more than 3 years old. To be awarded grant funding, applicants must self-report a credit score and agree to a third-party background check. Funding for $25,000. Apply by 6/17/2024

Flagship Fellowship (Watson Institute)

The Flagship Fellowship is a 16-week leadership and venture development program for impact-driven entrepreneurs seeking to elevate their ventures with access to a global network, training designed to strengthen skills, and mentorship with seasoned professionals, venture capitalists, and executives. The program will kick off with an in-person immersive in Boulder, Colorado in August 2024. The remainder of programming is virtual and provides award-winning training, committed mentorship, and a powerful community of peers for impact entrepreneurs to advance their ventures and lives. Preference will be given to entrepreneurs in the USA, China, Mexico, East Africa, Brazil and Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Funding up to $20,000 – Apply by 6/1/2024

Lululemon Here To Be Grant

The Here to Be grant accelerates the work of community-led non-profit organizations around the globe that are advancing the wellbeing of people and our planet. Funding up to $50,000 – Applications open 6/3 and close 6/28/24

Nobellum Innovator Program-2024 Cohort Black Innovators in STEM

The Nobellum Innovator Program is a free program that supports pre-seed (idea stage) and seed (growth stage) startups in STEM fields like technology, biotechnology, healthcare, engineering, and environmental sciences, AI. The program does not provide direct grant money, but offers numerous benefits to participants. Apply by 6/30/2024

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

Western Union Foundation Fellowship

The Western Union Foundation Fellowship is a leadership and venture development program for entrepreneurs and community leaders from and/or working with highly marginalized, refugee, and forcibly displaced communities around the globe. This virtual and global program is designed to equip next-generation entrepreneurs and leaders with the skills and experience to increase access to economic opportunity, build valuable networks and resources, and transform their communities. Preference for individuals from the United States, Colombia, Mexico, Uganda, Pakistan, India, Brazil, Nigeria, Argentina, UK, Germany, Japan, Philippines, Lithuania, and Costa Rica. Funding up to $36,000. Apply by 6/1/2024

CafeTO Property Improvement Grant

Grant Opportunity for owners and tenants of commercial and industrial properties in Toronto to improve the appearance and/or function. Applications close on June 17, 2024, or when funds are expended. Funding up to $5000. Apply by 6/17/2024

Cassels Small Business Grants

Accepting applications from Black-owned or operated small businesses for the annual Cassels Black-Owned Small Business Grant, supported by Wheaton Precious Metals. Businesses must be in Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary.  Funding up to $100,000. Apply by 6/3/2024

Startup Global Virtual Pitch Competition

The Startup Global Virtual Pitch Competition Day is designed for early stage entrepreneurs who have the intention/ability to export their products/services outside of Canada. Funding of $30,000. Apply by 6/11/2024

AWS Imagine Grant – For UK and Ireland

The AWS IMAGINE Grant is a public grant opportunity open to registered nonprofit organizations and nonprofit healthcare providers who are using cloud technology to accelerate their missions. Funding up to $200,000. Apply by 6/3/2024

BOOST Accelerator Program

Startups join BOOST at all different stages – some have a product that is ready to scale on Day 1 while others leverage the program to pressure test prototypes, develop, and launch new products in real time with guidance from those who will actually buy and use them in the future. The team must have at least one full-time founder. The company must be incorporated by the program’s start date. 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