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Founders First CDC Announces 2022 Kitty Fund Grant Recipients for Mom-Preneurs

Fifty (50) Small Businesses Owned by Mothers Awarded Micro-Grant in Honor of Mother's Day

Fifty (50) Small Businesses Owned by Mothers Awarded Micro-Grant in Honor of Mother's Day

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Founders First CDC Announces Winners of Expanded Chicago Job Creators Quest Grant

30 new grants reward business growth in underserved communities in the Chicago area.
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National Non-Profit Founders First CDC Expands Program for Chicagoland Businesses

New Round of $100,000 Funding Coming to Minority Businesses In Illinois to Create Jobs in Underserved Communities

Black SD Magazine

Kim Folsom: An AutoBiography. Helping underserved founders grow mid-market businesses and expand premium jobs

Stephen L. Tadlock Fund

Founders First CDC Announces Micro Investments for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Texas Job Creators Grant

Founders First CDC to invest in Texas businesses amid the global COVID-19 pandemic

NJ, PA Recipients of Job Creators Quest Grant

$60,000 in cash grants have been awarded to local diverse-led small businesses to promote the creation of premium wage jobs in underserved communities.

Black Enterprise Magazine

Founders First CDC Launches $60,000 Job Creators Quest Grant Program

Philadelphia/New Jersey Grant Announcement

National non profit steps up in Philly & NJ to support minority businesses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

Founders First Capital Partners - Zero Gap Fund

The Rockefeller Foundation Zero Gap Fund (ZGF) portfolio, Founders First is addressing minority access to capital.

San Diego Union Tribune:

Business accelerator aims to help Black entrepreneurs succeed during pandemic

African American Grants:

11 Current Lists of Business Grants for Black Women Business Owners and Entrepreneurs in 2020/2021

SD Magazine:

Founders First CDC and Pacific Western Bank launch an accelerator for Black-owned businesses

Fresh Brewed Tech:

7-Time Entrepreneur Kim Folsom Supports Diverse Founders with Founders First Capital Partners

NBC San Diego:

Local Entrepreneurs Pay It Forward, Help Black-Owned Small Businesses Thrive


Founders First Capital Partners, Led by Kim Folsom, Expands to Chicago

Chicago Inno:

New fund to invest millions in Chicago’s underrepresented founders


Black Entrepreneur’s Guide to the Rest of 2020

Chicago Biz Journal:

Corporations are Rushing to Help Minority-Owned Businesses

San Diego Business Journal:

Grant Program Launches

Impact Alpha:

Q&A with Founders First’s Kim Folsom: Helping diverse founders with revenue-based financing

Inc Magazine:

The Essential Funding Guide for Entrepreneurs of Color

CBS News:

San Diego social investor is a modern day Harriet Tubman

KUSI News:

The 155th anniversary of Juneteenth the end of slavery in the United States

Buyouts Insider:

Founders First Capital Partners Unveils $100 Million Program For Diverse-Led Businesses

NBC News:

Corporations pledge millions for Black-owned businesses. But are they missing the point?

US Chamber of Commerce:

9 Funding Options for Minority-Owned Businesses

Impact Alpha:

Diverse Fund Managers

San Diego Business Journal:

$100M Fund Aids Diverse Entrepreneurs

OSide News:

Founders First Capital Partners Announces Racial and Social Economic Equality …

Times of San Diego:

Local Roundup

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