Funding Opportunities, October 2023

D-Prize: Grants to fight Extreme Poverty 

Can you design a new business or NGO that delivers a proven poverty intervention at scale? The most promising teams will be awarded up to $20,000 to launch their new organization wherever extreme poverty exists. Existing organizations applying to D-Prize should have operated for no more than 18 months and raised no more than $30,000 in outside funding. Grants up to $20,000. Apply by 10/16/2023 –

Grow NY Food and Ag Summit

The Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit is a two-day event on 11/14-15 showcasing food and ag innovations that have the power to change the path of the industry. The event will take place at the Holiday Inn Binghamton Downtown in Binghamton, New York and will be streamed virtually. 20 food and ag startups from around the world will pitch their innovations for the chance to win up to $1 million. Gain insight from industry thought leaders through panels and fireside chats, and network with an array of ecosystem players presenting their services and support. Registration to attend virtually is free. If attending in-person, use the code BOAWOMEN at checkout to receive $10 off registration.  Sign up by 11/13/2023.

Xero Beautiful Business Fund 

Global (Australia, Canada-not Quebec, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK and US) – Offering more than NZ$750,000 to eligible Xero small business customers across Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, the UK and the US. Must have less than 50 employees. Apply by 10/6/2023 –

Circular Fashion Fund (through eBay)

The Australian Fashion Council (AFC) and eBay Australia have just announced a $200,000 Circular Fashion Fund. The fund is aimed at startups specialising in circular fashion solutions and sustainable practices in the fashion industry. six finalists will pitch their ideas to the panel, with the winner taking away a $100,000 grant. Two runners-up will each receive $50,000.  Apply by 11/10/23 –

American Association of University Women Career Development Grants

The American Association of University Women is seeking applications for Career Development Grants to provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce in education; health and medical sciences; science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); or social sciences. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation and dependent care. Funding up to $20,000. Apply by 11/15/2023 –

FedEx Entrepreneur Fund 

Small businesses must be majority owned by entrepreneur with disabilities or military-connected entrepreneur. Grants of $10,000.  Apply by 10/6/2023 –

Halcyon Future Builders Fellowship 

Cohort of up to 10 ventures founded by Black, African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and Afro-Latina women and nonbinary-identifying entrepreneurs. Ventures receive training in Halcyon’s methodology on business fundamentals, leadership, investment readiness, and impact. Applicants should focus in Health, Climate, and/or EquityTech.  Receive $10,000 in AWS credits. Apply by 10/20/2023 –

Military Entrepreneur Challenge 

The Military Entrepreneur Challenge is a nationwide grant program that gives veteran, military spouse, and Gold Star Family entrepreneurs the opportunity to network, learn, and compete for capital to grow their small business. –