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Visa She’s Next Grant Program for Black Women-Owned Businesses – US

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted March 19, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on April 15, 2021
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The Visa in partnership with IFundWomen (IFW), is seeking applications for its She’s Next Grant Program for Black Women-Owned Businesses to take action and remove the disproportionate barriers faced by Black women founders.

While small businesses have faced a year of extreme setbacks & challenges during the pandemic, Black women entrepreneurs have been among the hardest hit – particularly when it comes to accessing the capital & resources needed to sustain and grow.

That is why Visa is focused on providing this resilient & fast-growing segment of entrepreneurs with capital & coaching that will enable more Black women-owned small businesses to continue making an impact with their product or service.

Utilize This Offer

Through this program, eligible entrepreneurs in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington, D.C. can apply to be considered for a $10,000 grant + one-year IFundWomen Annual Coaching Membership.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Must be a Black women-owned business;
2. Business must be located and operating in Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, or Washington, D.C.;
3. Must have a minimum annual revenue of $24K or more;
4. Must have been in business for 2+ years;
5. Must be a business that has a product or service in market and generating revenue;
6. Must be a growing business;
7. Must be a consumer product or service (B2C);
8. Must have a compelling digital presence and supporting media.

Applications are open through April 16, 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Mar 19
Mar 19

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Ana Isabel

Mar 20
Mar 20


Jill Langhus
Mar 20
Mar 20

Thanks, Ana. Sounds great!