Minority Business Alliance & United Way of Greater Charlottesville

Minority Business Enterprise Grant Partnership
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The United Way of Greater Charlottesville and the Minority Business Alliance of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the opening of their inaugural Minority Business Grant Opportunity. Through this partnership, we hope 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 will fund up to a total of $10,000 in grants that will be jointly awarded by the partners. At least two grants will be funded from the $10,000 budget. Applicants must be a member of the Minority Business Alliance in order to apply. The purpose of the Minority Business Alliance is to grow and support local minority businesses. 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.

Grant applications are due no later than 12 noon, Friday, March 6, 2020.

For more information contact Barbara Hutchinson, VP, Community Impact | United Way of Greater Charlottesville, bhutchinson@unitedwaycville.org