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January & February Funding opportunities

It is our pleasure to share the following Funding opportunities with deadlines in January and February 2022 with you compliments of


  • Change Agent Fellowship by Black Girl Ventures - 9-month leadership skills development program created specifically to expand the capacity of early-stage entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders to strengthen the ecosystems of Black/Brown women founders. A stipend of $10,000. Apply by 2/15/22. Learn more here.

  • Fearless Fund - Women of Color Grant Program - 150 deserving small businesses will be awarded $10,000- $20,000. Must be a for-profit business based in US and revenue-generating. Applications close 2/9/22. Learn more here.

  • GoFundMe Small Business Relief Initiative - GoFundMe will issue $500 matching grants to qualifying businesses that raise at least $500 on GoFundMe. Learn more here.

Industry-Specific Funding Opportunities

  • Professional Beauty Association COVID Relief Fund - Fund will provide $500 to licensed beauty professionals who are unable to work due to COVID-19. Available for professionals in the US and Canada. Applications are reviewed weekly. Learn more here.

Cleantech Open - Do you have an idea that has the potential to solve an environmental or energy challenge? Apply to the 2022 accelerator to gain access to a full business development program, that includes expert mentors, investor introductions, industry connections, and a chance to compete regionally and nationally for cash prizes and in-kind services to launch your venture. $50,000+ in funding. Applications are due 2/28/22. Learn more here.

Regional Funding Opportunities In The United States


  • Paid Family Leave Small Business Grant – Grant will provide to California’s small businesses payments between $1,000 - $2,000 for each employee who is utilizing the PFL Program, to help offset the costs involved with training other employees to cover the duties of this individual on PFL leave. Applications are due 2/8/22. Learn more here.

  • Escondido Community Foundation Grant - Not for profits need to submit a letter of Intent (LOI) as the first step in a two-step application process, which will facilitate the allocation of funding for Escondido-centered projects. Grants are up to $35,000. Applications are due by 1/24/22. Learn more here.


  • Bethel, CT - Bethel small businesses that employ 25 or fewer employees and that have been adversely impacted by the COVID pandemic can apply for $500. Applications are due by 2/1/22. Learn more here.

  • Equity Match Grant Program – Business must be woman-owned and in the state of CT. Grants range from $2500 to $10,000. The application deadline is 2/13/2022. Learn more here.

Regional Funding Opportunities Outside The United States

Canada – Province of Ontario

  • In the next few weeks, the Ontario government will open applications for $10,000 grants for eligible businesses that are subject to closures under the modified “Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen” Learn more here.

  • Online applications for the Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program will open on January 18. This program will provide eligible businesses that are required to close or reduce capacity with rebate payments for up to 100 percent of the property tax and energy costs they incur while subject to public health measures in response to the Omicron variant. Learn more here.

These are just a few on the list, click here for more

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

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