National Grant for
Small Businesses

A total of $25,000 awarded to 25 Veteran-owned businesses
in honor of Stephen L. Tadlock, U.S. Navy Veteran.

Inspired by Founders First CEO, Kim Folsom’s brother, U.S. Navy veteran Stephen L. Tadlock, the $25,000 fund will make investments of $1000 each to 25 veterans who are running employer-based small businesses across the country.  

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Eligibility Requirements

2023 Stephen L. Tadlock Veteran Grant Is Closed

Short Form - Steve Fund 2023 - Formstack
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