As the leading non-profit business accelerator for diverse-led businesses in the U.S., Founders First CDC invites you to apply for a grant that you can use to grow your business (purchase, fix, or enhance equipment necessary or to help you manage your growth and scale for the future).
Applying is easy
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Diverse-led company founders (including people of color, women, veteran and LGBTQ leaders) with more than 2 employees. We want to get the money out of our hands and into those leaders that need them.
Where do the grants come from?
This effort is funded by $1 million available through our Job Creators Quest grant program at Founders First CDC. (Thanks to assistance from Rockefeller Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Kaufmann Foundation, ADP and others.)
Accelerator scholarships included
Each grant comes with a full tuition scholarship to one of our management accelerator programs to help you chart your growth path to $5 million in revenue.
Founders First has helped nearly 500 small businesses grow 25% year over year, receive $21 million in funding, and create over 300 jobs. Your business could be next.