24 Grants Latina and Black Women Entrepreneurs Can Still Apply to in 2023 — digitalundivided

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To say startups require money is like saying fish need water. Yes, starting a company takes so much more than that. Time, effort, networks, knowledge, mentorship, sponsors, and lots of trial and error, are all part of moving an idea into a successful brand. But money is crucial in securing the longevity many companies need, especially to navigate through those early stages of “figuring it all out.”

As digitalundivided opens our applications for BREAKTHROUGH Miami, we’re revealing the ultimate list of no-fuss grants women entrepreneurs in our Latina and Black community can still apply to in 2023. That’s right — outside of filling out the initial application, most of the following 24 grants have no additional requirements (though many provide other services entrepreneurs can choose to partake in, like mentorship, founder circles, free services, and a few other one-off requests).

Deep dive into this list and find the grant opportunities best suited for you and your company. Now, get that money, Honey!

Please Note: descriptions of grants were pulled directly from grant websites. Please click on the name of the grant to link to the original source for more information.

AccelerateHer Fund

Providing grants of up to $50,000 to support women entrepreneurs building breakthrough technologies or tech-enabled companies.

Sponsor: Tiger Global, Hello Alive, Global Entrepreneurship Network

Award: $50,000

Deadline: August 5th, 2023


  • An entrepreneur who is the leading executive (i.e., Founder and/or President, CEO, CFO, COO, or any such other similar title)

  • A legal resident of one of the fifty United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico

  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older (19 in AL and NE)

  • For-profit business

  • Tech-enabled business

  • Has yet to receive funding from angle venture investors

  • Demonstrated need for funding to reach the next stage of growth

Amber Grants

The Amber Grant was established by WomensNew to commemorate the life of Amber Wigdahl and it was among the first online organizations to provide grants to women-owned businesses. Amber was a special young woman who passed away at the age of 19 before achieving her entrepreneurial goals. They continued her legacy by awarding a $10,000 grant to a female business owner every month and a supplementary annual $25,000 grant to any of the previous 12 monthly Amber Grant winners.

Award: $2,000 — $25,000

Deadline: Monthly

Eligibility: Identify as woman

America’s Top Small Business

America’s Top Small Business Awards (formerly Dream Big Awards) will honor the achievements of small businesses and highlight their contributions to America’s economic growth.

Sponsors: Iron Mountain, Dell Technologies

Award: $25,000

Deadline: July 21st, 2023


  • Be a legal resident of the United States.

  • Be a for-profit business operating for at least one (1) year primarily within the United States.

  • Have fewer than 250 employees or gross revenues of less than $20 million for both 2021 and 2022.

  • Agree to all of the Award Rules, including potentially attending award ceremony

Atomic Grants

In 2023, Atomic Grants will award four grants to applicants who are looking for support in bringing their passion to life. The passion should be one that looks to create positive change for the applicant and others.

Sponsors: Keystone Group International, Passion Collective On Demand!

Award: $1500

Deadline: September 22, 2034


  • Identify as a woman, and who are 21+

  • You can live anywhere in the world

  • Must be connected via email and social media, and able to receive money electronically

Catalyst Fund

Strive was created by the Fearless Fund to provide access to financial tools, access to capital, and a community of small Black businesses.

Sponsors: MasterCard

Award: $25,000

Deadline: August 31st, 2023


  • Black women who are legal U.S. residents (including DC)

  • Must be 18+

  • Must be the principal owner of a U.S.-based small business

Enthuse Foundation Annual Grant

A celebration of women who are making their mark on the food, beverage, and CPG industries. Five entrepreneurs pitch their businesses live in New York City in front of a panel of industry experts.

Sponsors: 21 Seeds, Alera Group, Alliant, Berdon, Hamlin, Sia Scotch Whiskey, Webster Bank, Diageo, cheeky, illy, movers and shakers, une femme, rain catcher

Award: $5,000-$10,000

Deadline: Applications open in August


  • Food, beverage, or CPG business founder

  • At least 51% of business is owned by women

  • Company has sales (pre-revenue startups are not eligible)

  • Business in operation for less than 4 years

  • Revenue does not exceed $500,000

  • Attend the live pitch night in NYC (transportation/lodging stipend available if needed)

  • Ability to mail product samples

Fastbreak for Small Businesses

Together with the NBA, WNBA, and NBA G League, Fastbreak for Small Businesses supports small businesses with $6 million in grants and services.

Sponsors: NBA, WNBA, NBA G League

Award: $10,000 + $500 worth of products and services

Deadline: Applications open back up at the start of the WNBA season


With Mastercard prizing, Fearless Fund will award four lucky small businesses across the country with $20,000 grants, digital tools to help them grow their business online, and mentorship so they can continue to bolster their business.

Sponsors: Mastercard

Award: $20,000

Deadline: August 31st, 2023

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

Awarding $1.9 million to help small businesses thrive in cash grants to loyal customers.

Sponsor: BWS, Long Island The African American Chamber of Commerce

Award: $500 — $2000

Deadline: OPEN


  • only open to Black-owned stores

Foundation for the Carolina’s Beyond Open

Beyond Open is a competitive small business grant program centered on building economic mobility within Charlotte’s Corridors of Opportunity, and is focused on diverse-owned small businesses.

Sponsors: Wells Fargo FFTC Partners For Empowering Communities (“FPEC”), a supporting organization of Foundation For The Carolinas (the “Foundation”)

Award: $10,000 to $150,000

Deadline: August 31st


  • Physically located within one of the six Corridors of Opportunity as identified by the City of Charlotte.

  • At least one full year of operation beginning on or before August 1, 2022.

  • Minimum annual revenue of $30k and a maximum annual revenue of $5M.

  • Fewer than 200 full and/or part-time employees.

Hello Alice Small Business Growth Fund

Sponsors: Etsy and Progressive , Global Entrepreneurship Network

Award: $5,000-$25,000

Deadline: Open


  • Be a for-profit business located and registered in one of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia

  • Have less than $1M in 2022 gross annual revenue

  • Commit to their customers and community

  • Have a clear plan for how the funds will help them achieve a significant growth milestone in 2023

HerRise Micro-Grant

The HerRise Micro-Grant provides financial assistance with the help of our corporate sponsors and donors to Women of Color creating innovative solutions that impact their community and that are often unable to secure funding for their small business.

Award: $1,000 micro-grant

Timeline: Monthly

Hidden Star Grant Opportunity

ANY & ALL WOMEN small business owners are encouraged to apply! The mission of Hidden Star is to help minority and women entrepreneurs succeed. Refer a friend and double your chances of winning with their entry. If they win, YOU BOTH WIN!

Award: $3750

Deadline: June 30th

Eligibility: Women and minority business owners

HighFive Grant for Moms

The world’s first and longest running grant program for mompreneurs.

Sponsors: Lowes, Clean Simple Eats

Award: $5,000-$25,000

Deadline: September 30th, 2023


  • You ARE A MOM! This grant is exclusively for women caregivers with human child(ren) of all ages. This includes first-time expecting moms, stepmoms, foster moms. and moms whose children are all grown up.

  • You own at least 50% of a for-profit product or service-based business and are serious about growth.

  • You can verify earning business revenue in the past 12 months.

NAACP’s Backing The Bar

The NAACP x BACARDI are working together to provide dedicated support to Black-owned businesses in the beverage alcohol service, sales, and hospitality industries.

Sponsors: Bicardi

Award: $10,000

Deadline: July 30 at 6PM ET


  • Black business owner

  • Liquor license or real liquor license aspirations

National Association for the Self-Employed (nase) Growth Grants

A membership-based grant worth up to $4,000.

Award: $4,000

Deadline: Quarterly Deadlines


  • Annual NASE Members

  • Veteran Members

  • NASE Silver Members (Paying Annually)

  • NASE Gold Members

NBA Celtics Power Forward Small Business Grant

The Power Forward Small Business Grant program aims to create a lasting impact through the economic empowerment of Black-owned small businesses across New England.

Sponsors: VistaPrint, NAACP

Award: $25,000

Deadline: June 30, 2023


  • Black-owned small businesses

  • Employ 2- 25 employees (including the owner)

  • Based in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, or selected areas of Connecticut (see list of eligible Connecticut zip codes)

  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate the impact their small business has on their greater community and showcase how they intend to use the $25,000 grant award

Patrina Foundation

The Patrina Foundation supports smaller, grassroots organizations that work to improve the lives of girls and women. The Patrina Foundation is presently concentrating its funding in the New York Metropolitan area and surrounding counties.

Award: seed money/ one-time grants

Deadline: September/rolling

Eligibility: Call for more information

PepsiCo Foundation Hispanic Business Program

The PepsiCo Foundation Hispanic Business Program will provide $10,000 grants to 150 Hispanic-owned food and beverage businesses.

Sponsor: Pepsi

Award: $10,000

Deadline: June 25th


  • Hispanic owned

  • Food and beverage businesses only

  • Earned less than $1 million in 2020

  • Located in Los Angeles Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Chicago, Miami, Denver, New York City, El Paso, Orlando, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Las Vegas

Publish Her Business Impact Grant (BIG) Program

Publish Her is dedicated to providing resources to female-identifying business owners and authors.

Sponsors: BankCherokee

Award: $5,000

Deadline: August 31, 2023


  • You must be a legal resident of the U.S.

  • 21 years of age or older

  • A woman of color business owner

  • Business must be 100 percent women-owned

  • Businesses must be legally established business entity in the U.S. (established for one year or more)

  • Business must generate $50,000 or more in annual revenue

SoGal’s Black Founder Startup Grant

SoGal Foundation is providing several cash grants to Black women or nonbinary entrepreneurs. Awardees will also receive tactical help navigating the fundraising environment at large to have a more equitable opportunity to scale the next billion-dollar idea. They will also receive lifetime “ask-me-anything” access to the SoGal Foundation and SoGal Ventures teams.

Sponsors: Winky Lux, bluemercury, twelveNYC, Twilio, Walmart.org’s Center for Racial Equity

Award: $10K, $5K cash grants

Deadline: CLOSED


  • Self-identify as a Black woman or Black nonbinary entrepreneur (inclusive of multiracial Black women and multiracial Black nonbinary folks)

  • Have a legally registered business

  • Plan to seek investor financing in order to scale, now or in the future

  • Have a scalable, high-impact solution or idea with the ambition to be the next billion-dollar business.

SoGal’s Rooted In Growth Startup Grant

Supporting BIPOC women and LGBTQIA+ hair entrepreneurs with long-term aspirations to succeed in the professional beauty sphere by offering meaningful funding ($25K grant) to provide longevity and sustainability, paired with mentorship and networking with key industry contacts.

Sponsors: amika

Award: $25,000

Deadline: July 14, 2023


  • You are a founder or brand focused on hair

  • You identify as female or non-binary

  • You’re a member of the BIPOC and/or the LGBTQIA+ Community

  • You are based in the U.S.

  • You have a prototype in the market

  • You seek support in professional haircare distribution

  • You have not received series A or above

  • You have less than $2M in revenue

We Back Black Businesses

A grant-making initiative to provide immediate financial assistance and long-term support for America’s Block-owned small businesses.

Sponsors: American Express

Award: $25,0000

Deadline: UPCOMING


  • Black-owned enterprise in a qualifying industry (See details below in “Who is eligible to apply?”).

  • Employ between 3 and 20 people, including the owner and any full-time employees, part-time employees, or individuals working under a 1099 or similar contractual agreement.

  • Be located in an economically vulnerable community, according to the Distressed Communities Index.

  • Have been harmed financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wish Empowerment Grant

A dedicated $2M dollar fund to give roughly 4,000 Wish Local small business partners financial support.

Deadline: Rolling

Award: $500-$2,000


  • You have a Black-owned business

  • You are 18+ years of age

  • Your store has 20 or fewer employees

  • Your store is a brick-and-mortar shop within the United States

  • Your store earns an average annual revenue under $1M

  • If selected for the program, you must join Wish Local