Founders First
Job Creators Quest Grant
Philadelphia/New Jersey.

A total of $60,000 will be awarded to 20 small businesses
in Philadelphia/New Jersey.


Program Qualifications.

The application deadline is August 20, 2021.  Please email us at philly.nj.jobcreators@foundersfirstcdc.org with any questions about the Job Creators Quest Grant.

Please visit the Grant FAQ page for more information.


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Founders First is committed to increasing the number of diverse founder-led businesses generating over $1 million dollars in revenues and creating premium wage jobs.

A total of $60,000 will be awarded to 20 small businesses: (2) $10,000 grant (2) $4,000 grant; (4) $2,500 grants; (12) $1,000 grants. In addition, each grant recipient will receive a tuition scholarship for one of Founders First CDC’s stellar business accelerator programs.

Grant recipients will be selected based on their demonstrated ability to maintain and grow their workforce despite the pandemic, as well as their ongoing commitment to creating premium wage jobs in their communities.

Over 400 diverse-led small businesses have gone through Founders First programs to increase  revenue, profitability and team members.

The grant amount shall be disbursed in two installments less payment toward program accelerator tuition costs. Half of the net grant amount will be disbursed up to 30 days after signed terms and conditions, W-9 and set up of payment disbursement system is confirmed. The remaining portion will be disbursed up to 30 days after the completion of the business’ participation in the eligible accelerator program.

Please email us at philly.nj.jobcreators@foundersfirstcdc.org with any questions about the Job Creators Quest Grant.

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