Operation HOPE to focus on advancing women of color entrepreneurs in key growth industries including tech, exports, food service, e-commerce, transportation, and manufacturing.
Grant Recipient: Young Women's Christian Association of Oahu Location: Honolulu, HI
1040 Richards Street
Honolulu, HI 96813 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 808-695-2627
Young Women's Christian Association of Oahu will offer one-on-one business counseling, innovative workshops, and minority certification training offered in safe, nurturing, and empowering environments.
Grant Recipient: Women's Business Enterprise Council South Location: Metairie, LA
2800 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Suite 180
Metairie, LA 70002 Contact: email@example.com Phone: 504-830-0149
Women’s Business Enterprise Council South to establish cutting-edge trainings, access to capital assistance, networking, and procurement opportunities especially for minority women-owned business enterprises.
Grant Recipient: MP Services, LLC Location: Washington, DC
4244 Grant Street, NE
Washington, DC 20019 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 301-440-3732
MP Services, LLC will provide unique, specialized training and guidance to support minority women owned businesses by providing entrepreneurship promotion, including educational workshops, network opportunities and training sessions.
Grant Recipient: Washington Area Community Investment Fund Inc Location: Washington, DC
2012 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20018 Contact: email@example.com Phone: 202-529-5505
Washington Area Community Investment Fund, Inc. will offer business development services, including access to its award-winning Ascend Capital Accelerator a female-focused accelerator that provides 10 to 12 weeks of asset-based development consisting of an interactive workshop series combined with small group matching and individualized support.
Entrepreneurship Education for Formerly Incarcerated Persons
Grant Recipient: Morgan State University Location: Baltimore, MD
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 443-885-4505
Morgan State University will implement a three-phase program to provide options for participants to focus on entrepreneurial training (launch), working with business advisors to address challenges (sustain), or working with seasoned entrepreneurs on future work plans (growth).
Grant Recipient: The Dannon Project Location: Birmingham, AL
2324 5th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203 Contact: email@example.com Phone: 205-202-4071
The Dannon Project will advance their FLEE program-Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship and Education- to offer entrepreneurial programs and business coaching as a pathway to successful community reentry.
DESA, Inc. will develop uniquely tailored programs to help resolve identity issues, prioritize expungement options, secure temporary employment, and incorporate one-on-one coaching for entrepreneurship opportunities.
Grant Recipient: Defy Ventures Location: Los Angeles, CA
3550 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1550
Los Angeles, CA 90010 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 213-221-1163
Defy Ventures will advance its Entrepreneurship Pathway for Formerly Incarcerated Minorities program, which offers executive mentorship, supportive peers, workshops, and training. Defy Ventures.
Inner City Innovation Hubs
Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation Location: Atlanta, GA
926 Dalney Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30332 Contact: email@example.com Phone: 404-894-5945
Georgia Tech Research Corporation will provide access to collaborative workspaces for minority business owners to convene and connect both to incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces. This is in addition to university-focused technology, artificial intelligence, technology, research, mergers, and acquisitions.
Grant Recipient: William Marsh Rice University Location: Houston, TX
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77251 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 281-221-2183
William Marsh Rice University to develop the Aerospace Innovation Hub (ASCI-Hub) designed to engage, support, develop, and scale regional minority business enterprises that address needs, problems, and challenges in the aerospace industry.
Minority Colleges and Universities
Grant Recipient: University of Hawaii Location: Honolulu, HI
310 Kaahumanu Avenue
Laulima Building Room 202
Kahului, HI 96732 Contact: email@example.com Phone: 808-984-3527
Grant Recipient: Miami Dade College Location: Miami, FL
11380 NW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33167 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 305-237-3803
Grant Recipient: Salish Kootenai College Location: Pablo, MT
58138 Hwy 93 Box 70
Pablo, MT 59855 Contact: email@example.com Phone: 406-275-4800
Grant Recipient: Savannah State University Location: Savannah, GA
3219 College Street
Savannah, GA 31404 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 912-358-4427
The MBE Equity Multiplier project will work with businesses at their current stage to navigate the equity investment process and ecosystem to increase access to equity and venture investment and investors. The equity project’s services include developing investment packages, reviewing financial reports, preparing pitch decks, advising businesses about the investment cycle, and facilitating connections with investors.