By Larvetta L. Loftin

As a thought leader for women of color and minority businesses, we wanted to share COVID-19 relief resources from some of our favorite brand friends:

Facebook Grant Program  

  • Up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in more than 30 countries where we operate will be able to receive the grant. To be eligible to apply, you must:
  • Have between 2 and 50 employees
  • Have been in business for over a year
  • Have experienced challenges from COVID-19
  • Be in or near a location where Facebook operates

For more info, click here

Keep Going Grant  

  • $500 Grant for any business. 
    • The fund is intended to help you manage the ups and downs of your business, but we also want to give you tools for long-term success.

For more info, apply here

 The Red Back Pack Fund

The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation donated $5 million to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19 and teamed up with GlobalGiving to establish the Red Backpack Fund. GlobalGiving will be overseeing the fund, making 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by this crisis.

For more info, apply here

Shea Moisture Fund

They are seeking entrepreneurs of color who are finding creative ways to support their community as a result of COVID-19

#SheaMoisture will be offering $100,000 in grants ($10,000 each to 10 different businesses).

For more info, visit here

Meanwhile, our friends at #Google are committed to 800Million to support small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), health organizations and governments, and health workers on the frontline of this global pandemic. 

For small businesses, that means $340 million in credits for Google Ads that the company says can be used throughout 2020 across any of Google’s advertising platforms. According to the company, the goal is “to alleviate some of the cost of staying in touch with their customers.”

If you are not using Google ads, it might be a great time to start.   For more info, visit here.  

We hope you will share this list with others because we believe sharing is caring and we will rise together.   


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