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 funded up to a total of $10,000 in grants that were jointly awarded by the partners. 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.

The grant application process is now closed.


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