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Deadline Date:

11/10/20 12:00 AM PT Receipt


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Grants of up to $50,000 and in-kind services to USA business owners to support business growth. The majority of grants will be allotted to businesses owned by underrepresented entrepreneurs. Businesses that demonstrate a high degree of positive impact will be given priority. Preference will also be given to companies that have launched and need support to scale.

Business for All is committed to elevating the voice of small business in the U.S. This collective movement, powered by Hello Alice in partnership with Verizon, is bringing together small business owners, enterprise partners, entrepreneur organizations, policymakers, and individual consumers who are committed to lifting up small business.

Grants will be awarded to Business for All applicants, as a critical step towards tackling entrepreneurs’ single greatest barrier to growth: access to capital. 

At least 13 out of 18 grants to business owners will go to New Majority business owners, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs, military-connected business owners, and entrepreneurs with disabilities.

Business / Entrepreneur Support Organizations will be nominated by business owners to be granted as well. Organizations will be nominated by business owners during the application process, and three of those demonstrating successful support to business owners will be selected by the Grants Council to be granted $10,000 each.


All businesses start small and need the support of networks and mentors to grow. Hello Alice provides mentorship, resources, and networking opportunities within the Business For All community. Incredible leaders like Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristen Bell, Armando Christian "Pitbull" Perez, Lisa Price, Jeff Hoffman, Phyllis Newhouse, Jean Case, and Rebecca Minkoff will lend their voices through video mentorship to those who apply to Business for All Grants and are selected. As important, peer to peer mentorship is waiting for you through the Business for All digital community, where you can share your knowledge and answer questions from fellow owners.

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GrantWatch ID#: 191865

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Grants Allocation:
- One grand prize winner will receive a $50,000 business grant
- Two runners up will each receive a $25,000 business grant
- Fifteen finalists will each receive a $10,000 business grant
- Three business / entrepreneur support organizations (nominated by you!) will each receive a $10,000 grant to continue their work in supporting business owners

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants Eligibility:

To be eligible to enter a business in the Contests, the applicant (“Officer”) must be all of the following as of the first day of the Contest Periods (defined below): (a) a legal resident of the United States (including the District of Columbia but excluding U.S. territories), (b) at least 18 years of age, and (c) a business owner who is a leading executive (i.e., Founder, President, CEO, CFO, COO, or any other similar title or role) of the business who is authorized to legally bind the business with respect to the Contests.

To be eligible to participate in the Contests, the business (“Entrant”) must meet all of the following criteria as of the first day of the Contest Periods: each Entrant (a) must have Its principal place of business in the United States, (b) must not be engaged in illegal, potentially illegal, or illegitimate activities as adjudged in Sponsor’s determination, and (c) may be any business entity legally permissible in the United States.

Sponsor may disqualify any Entry that, as adjudged in Sponsor's determination:

- Contains any material that is indecent, obscene, hateful, discriminatory, defamatory, slanderous, libelous, unlawful, or otherwise inappropriate;
- Is submitted in bad faith, is inappropriate, or otherwise violates these Official Rules;
- Is submitted by an Entrant or Officer who is ineligible or noncompliant with these Official Rules;
- Is submitted by any person who tampers with or abuses any aspect of the Contests or the Hello Alice website, who acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, who violates these Official Rules, or about whom a background check provides unsatisfactory results.

Pre-Application Information:

The BFA Grant Contest starts on March 3, 2020, at 12:00 AM Pacific Time and ends on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 12:00 AM Pacific Time.

Limit: One entry per Entrant and per Officer. Multiple entries received for any Entrant or Officer after the first Entry received from that Entrant or Officer is void.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Circular Board, Inc.
1702 Taylor St. Suite 101
Houston, Texas 77007

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