4 Grants For Small Businesses You Need to Apply to ASAP

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4 Grants For Small Businesses You Need to Apply to ASAP

As we always tell you, there are many grants out there to apply to. The trick is finding them. We know you’re busy so we’re always compiling lists of

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As we always tell you, there are many grants out there to apply to. The trick is finding them. We know you’re busy so we’re always compiling lists of grants for you. Last week we published a list of grants for women in business. This week, we’re back with four more grants for small businesses just for you. Their deadlines are coming up so don’t delay.

You can check out our YouTube video for more information on the grants too. 

1. Dove Insta Grants

Dove is giving away three grants valued at $10,000 for women in business. All you have to do is share why your business is innovative. You can apply with your 30-second pitch either on their website on Instagram. 

Applications close November 19, 2021, you can check out their website here for more information. 

2. Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund 

If your restaurant has been affected by a natural disaster within the last twelve months, Door Dash would like to give you $10,000. 

Door Dash is not offering grants for small businesses affected by COVID-19. This fund is for small businesses affected by natural disasters like hurricanes, wildfires, and floods. 

In addition to being affected by a state declared natural disaster the other eligibility criteria are:

  • Be independently owned
  • Have a physical location with no more than 3 stores in operation 
  • Have revenue of 3 million dollars or less at each location within the last year
  • Can’t have more than 50 people employed per store.

Applications are now open and close on January 31, 2022. 

You can apply and get more information from their website here. 

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3. D-Prize Grants 

D-Prize is giving away $20,000 to people who can design a new business or NGO that delivers a proven poverty intervention at scale. 

The challenges they’re interested in is centered around:

  • Health Access
  • Clean Water
  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • Livelihoods
  • Energy
  • Public Services

You even have the option of proposing your own challenge.

Wondering about criteria? The organizers say it’s open to any entrepreneur, anywhere in the world regardless of age. 

They’re mostly interested in ideas that haven’t launched yet. They only want existing organizations if they’re introducing new distribution-focused initiatives and have very limited access to capital. 

However, if you have already launched, your business shouldn’t

  • Have raised more than $30,000 in outside funding
  • Been operational for more than 18 months

The deadline is November 28, 2021, at midnight pacific time.  

You can access more information here. 

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4. Grow by Invoice2go Grant

Invoice2go is giving away up to $15,000 to grow your business. In addition to that, you can access community support for valuable insight and access to workshops to better your business. 

If that sounds good, the criteria to apply are:

  • Must be over 18 and be the owner of a business that is majority-owned by a legal U.S. resident who identifies as one or more of the following: Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Black, Latino, Native American or Alaska Native, Arab or Middle Eastern, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, or as a person with a disability.
  • Must be a United States resident
  • Business must be less than 5 years old and make a million dollars or less per year. 
  • Have no more than 10 employees

They’re giving away $200,000 in total and the applications stay open until the money runs out. 

For more information visit their website. 

Next Steps

Did you know the She Boss Talk has its own grant program called She Boss Up? We have ten grants for small businesses up for grabs. We’re giving away up to $2,500 to women-owned businesses to help them recover from COVID-19. Applications open November 15. Get on the waitlist so you’ll be the first to know when the applications are open. 

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If you need help applying, check out our comprehensive grant checklist so you can stand out from the crowd. 

Don’t forget to share this article with your network so they can get the opportunity to get capital for their business too!


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    What are Black Women who are just starting up a business and they have not been in the length of time some companies are requiring for? Are their any start up grants available in 2022

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      She Boss Talk 2 years ago

      Hi Dorothy! Yes, there are grants available. You can check out some of our resources such as Interview With 2022 I Am Black Pitch Competition Winners and How to Get Free Funding for Your Startup. They are available on our YouTube channel called She Boss Talk

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    Dorothy A. Debase 1 year ago

    Information and support looks great. Need to find the one on one steps to establishing business credit and business credit cards.

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    Thank you for all the information and support you share with all, I am trying to learn understand the steps of getting your business credit report of if your credit is at 140 above or below and how to get trademarks. Any information a start up business owner should know starting out.