Grow your company with a grant for diverse-small businesses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

A total of $100,000 awarded to 25 businesses
in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

The Founders First Job Creators Quest Grant is one of many ways small businesses can apply for the capital needed to grow. As part of our mission to provide continued education to founders, all grant recipients also receive a scholarship to one of our acclaimed accelerator programs. Grant money can be used as growth capital to hire or rehire premium wage jobs. Cash infusion can be used to purchase, fix or enhance equipment necessary to help manage growth challenges and scale for the future. 

Full applications will open in May 2024

 Please visit the Grant FAQ page or contact us for more information.

What We Are Offering

$100,000 in Small Business Grants
The $100,000 fund will make investments to 25 diverse-led businesses in the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

 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.

How it Works

Eligibility Requirements

Pre-Register For The

2024 Pennsylvania / New Jersey Job Creators Quest Grant

Short Form - PA/ NJ - Formstack
Please use your business email address.

Founders First offers intensive growth accelerators to help founders like you to grow and expand their businesses.

While the time required is significant, 87% saw increased revenue in just 3-6 months following completion. For more details watch this video of a recent pitch competition to see the impact of our accelerators.

How much capital have you raised for your company so far?*
What types of capital have you raised?*
I agree to receive text messages from Founders First about my grant application and their services.
Grant Interest

Looking to grow your business?

Join the largest national platform for growing small businesses led by diverse founders.

Thank You To Our Partners

You are now leaving Founders First CDC

Founders First CDC does not endorse the information, content, presentation or accuracy of any other website and claims no responsibility for it. You will be subject to the terms and conditions of the other website, including but not limited to its privacy policy.

You will now be redirected to:

Click the link above to continue or CANCEL