As the temperatures keep dropping, remember to stay warm this winter. While keeping nice and cozy, grab some tea or hot chocolate as you apply for some December grants!
12 Un-burr-lievable December Grants
The Freed Fellowship Grant offers a $500 grant accompanied by a one-on-one strategy meeting with a business expert, a one-year membership in the Freed Studio, and eligibility to win a $2,500 grant. This grant is open to small businesses and has rolling applications, so apply when possible!
The Amazon Black Business Accelerator provides financial assistance, business education, coaching, and marketing and advertising support to black business owners. The deadline is always open – get your application in!
The WorkBar Grant Initiative contains a grand prize of a $5,000 check for your business and a one-year free coworking membership. There are also two runner-up prizes for a three-month free coworking membership. The deadline closes December 15th, and winners are announced on December 22nd. To apply, you must be a POC principal owner, have 15 or fewer workers, and operate or serve Massachusetts.
The Atomic Grant offers a $1,500 grant, one year of coaching, and a free year’s subscription to Passion Collective on Demand, which includes in-person and online coaching, additional exclusive training and private networking. Additionally, this grant is for women entrepreneurs and the deadline ends on December 15th!
WBENC welcomes collegiate or recently graduated female entrepreneurs to a five-day accelerator program aimed at moving your business through the start-up phase and connecting student participants with experienced women mentors in a 2:1 mentorship model. It also includes a trip to Denver, CO to attend WBENC’s national conference. The deadline ends on December 15th at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.
The Alchemist Accelerator offers six months of exclusive training and $25,000 to start-up businesses for an exchange of five percent equity (negotiable for further-stage companies). Open to any start-up, the deadline closes December 29th.
The Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants offers up to 50 percent coverage for grants and 75 percent for loans on eligible projects. To be eligible for this, your business has to be a rural small business or an agricultural producer. The deadline closes December 31st, but they have multiple cycles!
This grant has just closed for the 2023 year, but the 3rd round applications are just around the corner. Round 2 offers $10,000 to $150,000 grants in the Charlotte area, so click the link to sign up for updates.
The Y Combinator Grant has extended its deadline to rolling applications for 2024. It includes a three-month training program located in San Francisco, CA, and a $500,000 investment in your company. Moreover, any startup can apply, anywhere in the world!
HelloAlice and DoorDash have partnered together to provide $10,000 in grants to U.S. restaurants affected by natural disasters. Eligible restaurants can apply before the deadline on December 31st.
The Amber Grant offers two $10,000 grants for women-owned businesses every month with two $25,000 grants given out annually and additional grants given throughout the year. Since the grant recurs monthly, the next deadline is December 31st.
HerRise MicroGrants gives a $1,000 microgrant monthly to U.S. businesses owned by women of color. With a monthly deadline, the next cutoff date is December 31st.
If you’re not ready to get off the couch and out of your blanket, feast on last month’s article here!