WOMEN OF COLOR GRANT PROGRAM

We select 75 women of color-owned businesses to receive $10,000 and $20,000 grants and access to education and community in partnership with the Fearless Fund.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Learn more about the requirements for you and your business

  • Business must be at least 51% woman of color-owned
  • For-profit business
  • One to five years in business preferred
  • Formed under United States law and operating in the United States
  • Revenue generating (Minimum annual revenue of $100,000 strongly preferred)
  • Grantees will receive grants of $10,000 or $20,000 towards business growth
  • Grantees will also have access to a self-paced learning portal with educational resources from both partner organizations
  • Small-group grantee networking (participation strongly encouraged)
  • Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | Applications Open 
  • Friday, April 28, 2023 | Applications Close 
  • July 2023 | Recipients Notified & Program Begins 
  • August 2024 | Program Concludes
  • Launched in 2019, Fearless Fund invests in WOC-led businesses seeking pre-seed, seed level, or series A financing. Its mission is to bridge the gap in venture capital funding for female founders of color building scalable, growth-aggressive companies. The Fearless Fund team also runs The Fearless Foundation, a 501c3 organization with a goal to educate entrepreneurs through training, reduce racial inequities, and empower African-Americans to gain access to capital, as well as the Get Ready Venture Program, a 12-month training program for WOC business owners to acquire the needed training, mentorship, knowledge, and skills needed to gain access to capital.
  • For more information on Fearless Fund, please visit www.fearlessfund.com

It was both financial support and tools for the founder. On this journey entrepreneurs need so many things, it’s great when you get a multi-pack of resources.

Chantel Powell, Play Pits

ENTREPRENEUR DIRECTORY

2023 GRANTEES

AISHA RAWJI
KYNAH

California

AISHETU DOZIE
Bossy Cosmetics

California

ALICE KIM
PerfectDD

New York

AMANAT ANAND
SoaPen

New York

ANGELA SISON
Conrado Studio

Massachusetts

ANNAH MITCHELL
Gobble Doggs

Illinois

ANNE OLIVER
House of M Beauty

California

ANTOINETTE OWEH
The Petal Effect

California

APRYL WITHERSPOON
NWME Aesthetics

New Jersey

BETTINA BENSON
Chloe Kristyn

Georgia

BREE CLARKE
The Plant Project

Texas

CAROLYN WATSON
Purposeful Life Therapy

Washington, D.C.

CHARLOTTE HESS
Isobel + Cleo

New York

CHARLOTTE WALTER
Charlotte Truffles

California

CICELY PEACE-EDOUARD
The SimpleVUE

Georgia

COURTNEY PETTWAY
KidVestors

Delaware

DARCEL DILLARD-SUITE
Full Circle Workforce Wellness

New York

DIAMONDE WILLIAMSON
Third & Wonder Production House

Georgia

ERIKA HOLMES
Erika Holmes Creative

Florida

EVELYN FLORES
Alborada Brides

Illinois

FAITH HUDGENS
Black Swan Tattoo Studio

South Carolina

GRACE JOHNSON-WRIGHT
NEEMA DANCE COLLECTIVE

Maryland

JANELL NORRIS
SELFIESKIN CO.

Maryland

JANET WEST
RVA BABY

Virginia

JOHANNE WILSON
COOL CREATIVE

Florida

JORDAN PEREZ & ROXY BUNCE
KINSHOPPE SALON

California

KANUPRIYA KESARI
BUTTERLY BAKESHOP

New York

KAREN HILL
SYNERGI SALON

Ohio

KEISHA HAYMORE
HEYDAYS

Missouri

KELLI POOLE
TALENT POOLE

California

KPOENE KOFI-BRUCE
ETTE THE WEDDING TAILOR

Illinois

LIN CHEN
PINK MOON

New York

LO HARRIS
LO HARRIS UNIVERSE

New York

LYMARIE JIMENEZ
NOKOMIS HOME FRAGRANCE

Florida

MACY SCHMIDT
THE SINFONIETTA COLLECTIVE

New York

MARGARET BARROW
IT’S NOLA

New York

MARY SEATS
THE BAKERY COWORK

Georgia

MEGAN GRAHAM
RIES

New York

MELISSA FIELDS
SHADES OF GRAY DESIGN STUDIO

Texas

MELISSA GALLARDO
BONITA FIERCE CANDLES

New York

MIJHA GODFREY
JAMBO BOOKS

Georgia

MONICA SUNNY
THE CHAI BOX

Georgia

MONISHA EDWARDS
SCENT & FIRE

Texas

MUNACHIM UYANWUNE
MIU CENTER

Maryland

NALINI SAXENA
ELICIT CONSULTING

New York

NATASHA STANDARD
THE STANDARD – NORIE SHOES

New York

NATISHA ASBELL
AUTHENTIC BOOK

Florida

NIA-TAYLER CLARK
BLACKLIT

Texas

NICOLE OSBORNE
MILK & HONEY THERAPY

North Carolina

OLIVIA BAE
PERSEVE

New Jersey

PENNIE CROCKETT
PENNIE’S TEA

Illinois

PORCIA DAVIS
BEAT & BLADE

Texas

RACHEL LAMBO
SADE BARON

Texas

RENEE HARRIS
STEAM PREP ACADEMY

Pennsylvania

ROSANNA VAZQUEZ
MAKING A STATEMENT

Florida

SADAF KHERANI
BOHEME FRAGRANCES

Georgia

SANDRA VELASQUEZ
NOPALERA

New York

SESS CANNON
SESS LEE CURLS

Texas

SHARLINDA PARKER
TU LA 2 NAIL SALON

Georgia

SHAYLA CABRERA
TIAPLANTA

New Jersey

SOFIA DELEON
EL MERKURY

Pennsylvania

STEFANNIE ROUNDTREE
FANNIE CAKES BAKERY CAKE

South Carolina

TAYLOR LONG
NOMADS SWIMWEAR

Kentucky

TENITA STRAND
STATUS CO. LEATHER STUDIO

Alaska

TISHA ROWE
HONEYCOMB CLINIC

Texas

TISHA THOMPSON
LYS BEAUTY

Georgia

TYLA SIMONE
TYLA-SIMONE’S WINGS

Texas

VEGALIA JEAN-PIERRE
BY VEGALIA

Minnesota

VENNICIA KINGSTON
EAGLE EYE CONSTRUCTION

Rhode Island

WEENA JEROME-ALEXANDRE
RENAISSANCE CURLS

New York

XAVIERA COLEMAN
CROWN ME CHIC

Georgia

YANIKA DANIELS
DANIELS SOLUTIONS

Georgia

YVETTE LEEPER-BUENO
VINATERIA

New York