The BBEC publicizes grants that we believe will be of benefit to Black entrepreneurs and Black businesses. Grants marked with the BBEC logo have been reviewed by our organization.
The Black Farmer Fund Rapid Response Fund exists to support Black farmers & food actors across the Northeast in emergency situations including but not limited to equipment breakdown, weather damage, loss of crops or animals, medical expenses, stolen or damaged supplies, etc.
This fund intends to provide direct financial support more quickly than traditional funding options. The main goal of this fund is to address acute emergencies to provide immediate restoration of your operation. Decisions for the RRF are made by a community-led committee.
Funding: 501(c)(3) organizations may submit one application for review in any 12-month period. Grants awarded range from $1,000 – $25,000.
The primary focus of the Lee Bank Foundation is the reduction of the opportunity and wealth gap for youth and families in Berkshire County. Our grants fund organizations that are committed to creative and original approaches to serving the community.
Progressive would like to support these business owners with funds to take their business to the next level. The Driving Small Business Forward fund will provide $25,000 to 10 small businesses towards the purchase of a commercial vehicle to accelerate their business. To be eligible, a business must be majority (51%+) owned and operated by a Black-identifying entrepreneur(s), have a demonstrated need for a commercial vehicle, commitment to local community and a clear plan to keep their business moving forward. Applications are open now through June 2, 2023. For frequently asked questions or to see the full list of eligibility criteria, please visit our FAQs and Terms and Conditions.
Grants for Arts Projects is our largest grants program for organizations, providing comprehensive and expansive funding opportunities for communities.
Applicants may request cost share/matching grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.
Designated local arts agencies eligible to subgrant may request from $30,000 to $150,000 for subgranting programs in the Local Arts Agencies discipline. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required.
Youth Works provides PAID Internship and training services to a wide range of participants in terms of ages, levels of career awareness, and goals. To provide all participants with effective and relevant youth workforce development services, Youth Works consists of four specific tiers: Service and Project-based Learning for 14-15-year-olds, Early and Career Trajectory Experiences for 16-17-year-olds, Career Pathway Training and Support for 18-21-year-olds and Emerging into Career and Career Management for 22-25-year-olds.
$25 million to target investments in Black-owned, founded, or managed businesses across Massachusetts.
What we look for
Geography: Companies must have headquarters and/or significant operations in Massachusetts.
Ownership/Founding Teams: Companies must be Black-owned and remain majority Black-owned after investment.
Impact: MMCF portfolio companies will create positive economic impact in MA. In addition, MMCF prefers companies where environmental, social or governance impact are an intrinsic part of the company’s product or service.
Entrepreneurs of color in Massachusetts have an unmet capital demand estimated at $574 million annually.
LISC’s entrepreneur-friendly Massachusetts Small Business Growth Fund is critically needed to fill gaps in capital access.
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Once you have completed our matchmaking form once, it is yours to redecorate or not. Thus, making it easier to apply again for other internships.
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