We’re looking for innovative nonprofits with effective approaches to supporting underrepresented founders in getting their businesses off the ground. We're open to ideas of any scale and creativity level. Submit your application for consideration to be awarded one of five grants of $50,000. The grant process is subject to Terms and Conditions.
Applications are only open to 501(c)(3) organizations located in the 50 U.S. states/D.C who are supporting underrepresented founders of early-stage businesses. Support can be through grants, education, technical assistance, access to capital, in-kind resources (i.e. working space, skilled volunteerism, etc.). Of particular interest are organizations that are helping to fight systemic racism. We do not accept applications from organizations that are fiscally sponsored.
Submissions will be accepted until May 27th, 2022 at 6:00pm ET.
Submissions will be graded on specific criteria including how funds will be used, expected outcomes, and methods used to measure and track success. For more detailed criteria, please see the Terms and Conditions.
Only one proposal per organization is permitted per grant cycle.
Justworks will reach out to all applicants in early July 2022.
$25,000 will be distributed upon final grantee selection, with the remaining $25,000 distributed following a check-in and report on how funds are being used.
Grant money must be spent by the recipient 501(c)(3) organizations to support underrepresented founders of early-stage businesses. Support can be through grants, education, technical assistance, access to capital, in-kind resources (i.e. working space, skilled volunteerism, etc.).