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Fall in Love with These February Grants

This time of year, love is in the air! Take this month to put yourself out there and get to know these February Grants! Who knows – maybe you’ll find your perfect match.

13 Lovely February Grants

Black History Makers Grant

Citi Trends is looking to support black-owned businesses and help their communities this Black History Month by offering a $5,000 grant. Applications close on February 28th.

The Amber Grant 

The Amber Grant offers two $10,000 grants for women-owned businesses every month, two $25,000 grants annually, and additional yearly grants. Since the grant recurs monthly, the next deadline is February 29th.

HerRise MicroGrants

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 February 29th.

Small Business, Big Wins Grant

Barclays is having its annual grant Small Business, Big Wins Grant contest. Submit a 500-word essay detailing your entrepreneurial journey. 60 winners will be picked and win a range of $2,000 to the grand prize of $60,000. Essays are due March 3rd, 2024.

Y Combinator Grant

The Y Combinator Grant has extended its rolling application deadline until March 2024. It includes a three-month training program in San Francisco, CA, and a $500,000 investment in your company. Any startup can apply, anywhere in the world!

Enthuse Foundation Pitch Competition

The Enthuse Foundation is reopening its annual grant. Businesses can pitch themselves, and 10 winners will be selected for a price of $2,500. This grant is open to female entrepreneurs, and the next round opens in March 2024.

Kitty Fund Mompreneur Business Grant

In honor of Mother’s Day and Catherine “Kitty” Abrams Tadlock Webster, the Kitty Fund Mompreneur Business Grant offers microgrants for 25 small businesses. To be eligible, you must be a mom who runs a business with two or more employees. Applications open in March 2024, but you can pre-register now. 

The Papaya Grant

The Papaya Grant from Papaya Reusable Paper Towels gives $10,000 to U.S.-based female entrepreneurs to help them succeed. The grant is open till March 2024, so apply now.

Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund

HelloAlice and DoorDash have partnered together to provide $10,000 in grants to U.S. restaurants affected by natural disasters. Applications are due March 29th, 2024.

The Galaxy Grant

This grant by the nonprofit organization Hidden Star offers a $2,750 grant for women and minority small business owners. The application closes on March 31st, 2024, and only takes 30 seconds to apply.

Start.Pivot.Grow Grant

Start.Pivot.Grow. is giving a $2,500 grant towards new software, equipment, marketing or bookkeeping tools. The application is open to all small businesses. The deadline closes on March 31st, 2024.

Giving Joy Grant

The Giving Joy Grant is offering microgrants from $250 to $500 to help start or expand your business. The grant is open for women, and the deadline is April 30th, 2024.

Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator

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, so get your application in!

If you don’t think you found your match just yet, check out last month’s money roundup here!

About the author

Aaron Rippin

Aaron Rippin is a student at The College of New Jersey studying Interpersonal and Strategic Communications. At school, he serves as Co-VP for the Asian American Association and plays on the men’s rugby team. Outside of his academic life, he likes hanging out with friends or watching movies, thrifting, going to museums, cafes, making art and the outdoors.

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