Funding Opportunities November 2023

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

Atomic Grants

Atomic Grants are available to those who identify as a woman, and who are 21+. You can live anywhere in the world – as long as you have a way to receive the money digitally, and you are connected via email and social media. Passion Collective’s Atomic Grant program awards four grants each year — $1,500 to one winner each quarter — to women seeking funding for their professional passions. Grant recipients will also have access to professional coaching sessions and one free year of Passion Collective On Demand.  Apply by 12/15/23 –

Aurora Tech Award

The Aurora Tech Award is an annual global prize for women founders of tech startups. The startup must be founded or co-founded and led by a woman entrepreneur and have received less than $4M in funding. Grant awards up to $30,000.  Apply by 12/1/23 –

Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation Micro-grant Program

The Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation (IEF) is offering Micro-grants to support Canadian entrepreneurs and small business owners belonging to equity-seeking and/or radicalized groups as they grow and scale their small businesses locally, nationally and internationally. Funding for $5,000.  Apply by 11/12/23 –

Launchpad for Women Entrepreneurs

Launchpad for Women Entrepreneurs is designed to empower early-stage women entrepreneurs inter-provincially by offering dedicated resources to kick-start and grow a successful business. Program is available via its on-demand self-paced learning platform nationally or through in-person sessions across Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia –

Enterprise Ireland

Going for Growth – The initiative brings the chosen entrepreneurs together for monthly round-table discussions facilitated by successful businesswomen known as lead entrepreneurs. The six-month program will begin in January 2024 and is supported by Enterprise Ireland and KPMG.  Apply by 11/17/23 –

Black Girl Ventures (BGV) Pitch Program

If you’re a Black/Brown woman-identifying founder in business for at least a year you can apply.  Funding up to $10,000.  Apply by 11/10/23 –

Common Future Accelerator 2024

Must be BIPOC or non-binary led organization based in the US.  Accelerator includes mentorship and funding up to $50,000. Apply by 11/3/23 –

Dear God Are We There Yet? Microgrant

Community social good activists are encouraged to apply (including Teachers, Students, Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners, and Community Members).  Additional grants for Hispanic women.  Awarded quarterly. Funding of $500.  Apply by 12/30/23 –

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.

Merchant Maverick Grant for Native American Businesses

Any business that is majority-owned by an official member of an American Indian or Alaskan Native group and operates on US soil is eligible to apply for one of the Merchant Maverick Opportunity Grants. The business itself does not need to be physically located on tribal land to be eligible. Funding of $10,000. Apply by 11/30/23 –

Minority Business Circle

Supportive network for diverse entrepreneurs in various industries, offering opportunities like grants, loans, significant discounts on essential business products, and a comprehensive step-by-step guide with customized tools to track progress and foster growth. See link for info –

Parachute Home for Dreams grant

The Home for Dreams Initiative is a mentorship and grant program created to support Black-owned businesses with capital, advisory meetings and brand amplification. Funding of $25,000.  Apply by 11/18/23 –

Slauson Friends & Family Accelerator program

12 week program: virtual weekly sessions with an in-person program kickoff in Los Angeles. Opportunities to learn from and network with industry titans, investors, operators, and founders across different stages. Investments of $150,000 for 5% equity.  Apply by 11/5/23 –

Sparkplug Foundation Social Action Grant

The Sparkplug Foundation is offering up to $10,000 grant for nonprofit organizations based in the US that are working on projects that address institutional injustices, and build a just society. This include projects focused to, educate or support communities, make systemic change and/or shift power to create justice, bring music to communities.  Apply by 11/2/2023 –

Stacy’s Rise Project Grant

For women entrepreneurs – must be a for-profit U.S.-based business selling a consumer packaged good  – must have at least $25,000 and no more than $1M in annualized sales. Grants for $25,000. Apply by 12/1/23 –

Tory Burch Foundation Fellows

The Tory Burch Foundation Fellows program is now accepting applications.  It is open to women-identifying entrepreneurs who own the largest or equal stake in a majority women-owned business.   Applicants need to be legal residents of the US and the business must be for-profit. Grants for $5,000.  Apply by 11/2/23 –

Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Grant

Small businesses can access, for free, personalized learning through over 40 courses, mentorship, peer networking, 1:1 expert coaching and incentives such as grant funding. Grants for $10,000. Apply by 12/20/23 –

Workshop at Macy’s

The Workshop at Macy’s is a 4-week intensive vendor accelerator program, dedicated exclusively to BIPOC and women-owned brands. The program is designed to drive promising enterprises to the next level by providing retail industry knowledge, resources, and tools to help grow your brand. Grants for $5,000. Apply by 11/30/23 –

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.  $1,000 each month. –