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October Brings Scary-good Money Resources

The cheeky smiles of carved pumpkins and the otherworldly decorations are slowly taking their place in balconies, lawns and windows. Soon enough, you’ll fill your pantry with a stash of candy, and the voices of a jolly few will be screaming “trick or treat!” at your door. There’s nothing like being prepared for the worst in scary times. Let Halloween be the only spooky thing around the corner, and take a look at our October money resources!

Explore NINE money resources for October:

BMO Celebrating Women Program

  • For: Canadian women business owners.
  • What: $150,000 in grants awarded
    • 1 grant of $20,000
    • 4 grants of $15,000 and
    • 7 grants of $10,000
  • Deadline: October 17, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Stacy’s Rise Project

  • For: women entrepreneurs.
  • What: $15K in business grants, expert mentorship, networking opportunities and visibility.
  • Deadline: October 21, 2022.

FORGE Product Development Grant program

  • For: Startups with leadership from historically marginalized communities.
  • What: non-dilutive grants up to $25,000.
  • Deadline: October 28, 2022.

The Alibaba.com Manifest Grants Program

  • For: small businesses that have innovative product idea strategies.
  • What: $10K cash grants, up to $5K logistics support, mentoring. One grant recipient from the 50 winning businesses will be selected in February to receive additional funding and be featured at Alibaba.com’s next global event.
  • Deadline: October 31, 2022, at 6 p.m. ET.

The Fellows Program

  • For: woman entrepreneurs or businesses owned at least by 51 percent of women.
  • What: digital education, financial resources and networking.
  • Deadline: November 3, 2022.

The Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund

  • For: restaurants impacted by natural disasters like fires, floods and hurricanes.
  • What: economic relief in form of $10K grants.
  • Deadline: December 30, 2022. Applications must be submitted within 12 months of the declared disaster.

Select Global Women in Tech (SGWIT) Program

  • For: international female tech entrepreneurs.
  • What: mentorship, networking, educational resources.
  • Deadline: March 23, 2023, at 11:59 pm EDT.

Data Journalism Grants

  • For: U.S. residents and journalists around the world.
  • What: grants to produce data journalism.
  • Deadline: rolling.

Power Forward Small Business Grant

  • For: Black-owned small businesses with 1 to 25 employees and be based and operating in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont or select areas of Connecticut.
  • What: $25,000 grant.
  • Deadline: none.

Would you like to start educating yourself about finance? You can start by reading Janine Firpo’s book “Activate Your Money: Invest to Grow Your Wealth and Build a Better World.”

About the author

Beatriz Sánchez Pacios

Beatriz Sánchez Pacios is a Carlton PR & Marketing full-time intern. She is a Journalism and Communications graduate, originally from Spain. She’s all about digital media, podcasts, and occasionally, photography. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Boston and playing board games.

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