In partnership with Founders First CDC and NEOO, the Center for Economic Inclusion Vanguard Accelerator are offering Black, Indigenous, and Latina-owned businesses capital investment and funding to accelerate their growth.
$50,000 in Small Business Grants
The fund will make investments of $5,000 each to ten Black, Indigenous, or Latina owned businesses in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Accelerator Program Scholarship
As part of our mission to provide continued education, all grant recipients will receive a scholarship to a Founders First accelerator program.
Access to Forgivable Loans
Depending on the need and scope, grant recipients will also receive access to forgivable loans ranging from $25,000 to $250,000.
Forgivable loans are use to support growth, sustainability, and job creation.
Explore Options for Site Redevelopment or Acquisition
Predevelopment technical assistance provided in partnership with NEOO Partners including site development and redevelopment to enhance the organization’s brick-and-mortar real estate impact services.
This is a leveraged grant, which means that it requires matching funds.
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