Minority Business Enterprise Grant

A partnership with the Minority Business Alliance of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce

This ongoing partnership, initiated in the winter of 2019, aims to stimulate and support small minority-owned businesses located in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County

We recognize that one barrier to success for small businesses is the lack of access to affordable capital. This program is intended to provide a financial lift to the recipients as they pursue success. While a pilot in its first year, it is our desire this partnership continues in future years with increases in the number of grants and available funds.

The United Way of Greater Charlottesville funded a total of $10,000 in grants that were jointly awarded by the partners. Recognizing the support, networking, and educational opportunities the Minority Business Alliance offers its members, the United Way of Greater Charlottesville will also pay each grant recipient’s annual Minority Business Alliance dues for the two years following the grant year.

Congratulations to Vu Noodles and The Tax Ladies on receiving the inaugural Minority Business Enterprise Grants!

Learn more about our grant recipients, their businesses, and how this grant has helped them to continue their great work in our community.