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Grants + Get Up To $20,000 in Funding

It is our pleasure to share the following miscellaneous financial resources with you compliments of

UMERADIO doesn't have affiliations with any of these organizations – if you have questions about grant eligibility, please direct inquiries to the organization.

Grants - General

  • Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) - The SVOG is a grant program administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) that provides emergency financial assistance to eligible shuttered venues affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible venues include live venue operators or promoters, live performing arts organization operators, theatrical producers, relevant museum operators, zoos and aquariums who meet specific criteria, motion picture theater operators, and talent representatives. Applicants may be eligible for grant amounts that equal 45% of their gross earned revenue, up to a maximum of $10 million. The SBA started accepting applications for this grant on April 8, 2021. Learn more here.

  • Jane Walker - IFW First Women Grant Program - Originally launching the program with 15 grants, Jane Walker will now be matching the program and funding an additional 15 groundbreaking women-owned businesses through the end of the year. Together with a network of powerful icons, businesses will be selected across Entertainment & Film, Music, Sports, Journalism, STEM, and Hospitality, all on their journey towards a monumental first. Each recipient will receive a $10K grant plus a one-year IFundWomen Annual Coaching Membership. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis through October 2021. Learn more here.

  • IFundWomen Universal Grant Application - When IFundWomen brokers a grant with a partner, they match the partner’s grant criteria to those businesses who have applied through their Universal Grant Application. If you’re a match, they may request that you apply for that partner’s specific grant program, and you will be notified. Learn more here.

Grants for Not-For-Profits

  • She Angels Foundation Grant - She Angels Foundation awards grants ranging from $3-10k to female-founded and operated non-profit organizations that provide mentorship, funding, training, and advancement resources to girls and women. Learn more here by clicking on "grants".

  • Patagonia Corporate Grant Program - The corporate grant program at Patagonia gives between $10,000 and $20,000 of funding to innovative nonprofit organizations that work to preserve and protect the environment. Learn more here.

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) - Community Action Grants provide funding to individuals, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations as well as community-based nonprofits for innovative programs that promote education and equity through projects focused on encouraging girls to select, before entering college, the physical sciences or engineering as a career. Grants range from $3K to $10K. Applications open on August 1, 2021, and close on December 1, 2021. Learn more here.

Grants for Black Artists

  • YouTube Black Voices Fund - Beginning June 21, 2021, applications will open for the #YouTubeBlack Voices Class of 2022. If you identify as a Black creator, artist, or songwriter/producer, looking to further build your voice on YouTube and make an impact, we want to hear from you. If selected, you receive resources and seed funding. Applications for the Fund will be open from Monday, June 21st through July 9th, 2021. (Note: This fund is for Black creators, artists, and songwriters/producers, located in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States.) Learn more here.

Grants for Indigenous Peoples

  • Henry Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship 2022 - First Nations will award 10 fellowships of $75,000 each to 10 outstanding Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers engaged in meaningful work that benefits Indigenous people and communities. The fellowship is a two-year, self-directed enrichment program designed to support the process of growth, development, knowledge, and networks of Native leaders and thinkers. The fellowships support the work of Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers as they significantly advance their work and spark transformative change in their communities. Applications are due by July 13, 2021. Learn more here.

  • May and Stanley Smith Western COVID-19 Response Grant - First Nations will award up to 14 grants, ranging from $23,000 to $28,000, to support tribes and organizations that are working to create immediate and long-term COVID-19 relief and recovery to Native communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming, and that serve one or more of these focus populations: Elders, military veterans, individuals with a disability who are transitioning to live independently, and/or children in foster care. The application deadline is June 24, 2021. Learn more here.

Grants to Support Continuing Education

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Career Development Grants - For women pursuing a certificate or degree to advance their careers, change careers, or reenter the workforce in education, health, and medical sciences, or social sciences and whose bachelor’s degree was received at least eight years before the award period. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Grants range between $2K and $12K. Applications open August 1, 2021, and close November 15, 2021. Learn more here.

Venture Funding

  • Astia - Astia is a nonprofit founded in 1999 that works to identify and invest in high-potential women-owned startups. It uses a review system based on personal referrals to find, prioritize, and reward the right female entrepreneurs. The organization operates globally with locations in SF, London, and NYC. Learn more here.

Presentation Opportunity - Latin American Focus

  • TED Idea Search: Latin America 2021 - TED is hosting its second idea search of 2021 with a mission to hear big, bold ideas - this time specifically from Latin America. Applications are open to anyone living in or descended from South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Applicants are required to create a 2-minute video as a part of their submission. The deadline for submissions is July 16, 2021. At this time, they are only accepting applications in English. Learn more here.

We wish you all the best in your pursuit of economic freedom!

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