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Grant Updates (Feb. 20 - March 3, 2023)

Online Art Competition to be open for entries from January 30th,2023 to February 26th, 2023. Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D Black artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field or where they may reside.

This is an international competition and everyone, who meets the eligibility, is encouraged to participate. An exhibition of all entrants will be held online from March 1st, 2023, to March 28th, 2023. Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art.

This competition will be judged on Painting & Drawing, Photography/Digital Art and Mixed Media/3-Dimensional art. Prizes include Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Extensive Marketing, Digital Winner’s Certificates, Event Collateral, and a Zoom interview for “In the Artist Studio Episodes” extended to selected winners.

Deadline: February 26, 2023

Dates: March 1, 2023 - March 28, 2023

Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images and $35 for up to eight. Funds in US Dollars


Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery’s 13th Annual “Cityscapes” Online Juried Art Competition. The gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photography and digital arts) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s March 2022 online group art exhibition. The “Cityscapes” theme is the artist’s interpretation and depiction of cityscape art. Cityscape subjects include cities, towns, urban scenes and any related metropolitan subjects.

The gallery invites artists, regardless of where they reside, to apply to this competition by submitting their best representational or abstract art and photography.

Deadline: February 25, 2023

Dates: March 1, 2023 - March 31, 2023

Entry Fee: $18.00 for 1 to 2 entries / $26.00 for 3 to 5 entries. Early entry and art student discounts.


48 in 48 - Women's Build Event

48in48 creates events across the globe where professional volunteers build new websites for 48 nonprofits in 48 hours. They provide professionally built marketing websites where you keep your domain name ( but get an entirely new WordPress website. Free website build ($25,000 value).

Deadline: March 5, 2023


Achieve More Grant

WA MBDA has allocated $200,000 to provide direct business resiliency grants that help minority and/or woman-owned businesses “achieve more.” Recipients of the Achieve More Grant (AMG) can use the funds for infrastructure improvements, employee training, and business equipment. Amount - $5,000

Deadline: March 19, 2023


Advanced Industries Export Grant

Helps Colorado-based advanced industries technology businesses who want to export or are currently exporting. This grant is for small- and medium-sized businesses. Up to $15,000.

Deadline: Rolling


SlowArt Productions announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, May 18 - June 10, 2023 at Limner Gallery in Hudson, NY. This thematic exhibition is based on art inspired by nature and biology. Eligible are all art forms relating to, or gaining inspiration from nature and biology. Including but not limited to: landscape, fruits, vegetables, flowers, fauna, biological science and human figuration in the context of nature and biology. All media acceptable.

Deadline: February 28, 2023

Dates: May 18, 2023 - June 10, 2023

Entry Fee: $35.00


Asian Women Giving Circle Grants

The Asian Women Giving Circle distributes funding to Asian American women-owned businesses in New York City. This also includes artists in theater, dancing, and film. Recipients of these grants have contributed to progressive social and political change through documentaries, choreography, visual arts, street festivals, and workshops. Amount $8,000.

Deadline: Feb. 24, 2023


The City of Beverly Hills warmly welcomes fine artists to apply to the Beverly Hills Art Show. The Beverly Hills Art Show attracts an estimated 40,000 patrons during the third weekends of May and October. This outdoor exhibit takes place on the grassy terrain of the historic Beverly Gardens Park along Santa Monica Boulevard. This show has grown to become one of the largest and most respected outdoor shows on the west coast, attracting not only the finest artists of Los Angeles, but globally as well. In addition to original art, this two-day show offers an outdoor dining area, a wine & beer garden with live music, artist demonstrations, and an artists’ reception.

Deadline: February 21, 2023

Dates: May 20, 2023 —May 21, 2023

Entry Fee: $35.00 application fee through Feb 14; $55 fee February 15-21


Boost Your Business Technology Grant

Boost Your Business Technology grant offers support to Canadian-owned small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who want to adopt new digital technologies. Up to $15,000.

Deadline: Rolling



Program will provide 15 Black entrepreneurs in Canada, EMEA, and the U.S., with a year of free Braze technology and resources that allow them to accelerate growth and scale as rapidly and efficiently as possible.

Deadline: Feb. 19, 2023


CapitalOneAccelerator 2023 program (Automotive)

CapitalOneAccelerator 2023 program is now accepting applications for early-stage startups in the auto or related industries. The program will help w/businesses plans, pitch decks & build networks for funding.

Deadline: Feb. 21, 2023


The Circ Artist Grant is open to emerging, mid-career, and professional artists in an international open call. The Circ Artist Grant provides unrestricted funding to artists with a demonstrated commitment to their artistic work. Two artists per grant cycle are awarded $850 each to enhance and further their creative practice.

Deadline: February 28, 2023

Entry Fee: $25.00


Commercial Space Rehabilitation Grant

Offers matching funding of 50 per cent to commercial business operators and owners of storefronts that are vacant (or, in certain limited circumstances, at risk of becoming vacant) to undertake interior improvements, assisting businesses to re-lease space impacted by COVID-19. Must be located in Toronto. Up to $24,000

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2023


Downtown Vancouver Storefront Security Grant

Businesses in the Downtown Vancouver catchment are eligible to apply for this funding. Downtown Van will match up to 50% of the cost (max $5,000) incurred to repair and restore damages from criminal activity.

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2023


Dream Pitch Program

The Dream Pitch Program is an 8-week cohort-based training program for microbusinesses in Ward 7 and 8, culminating into the Dream Pitch Competition. The Dream Pitch Competition is an opportunity for participants to pitch their business to a panel of judges, showcasing the knowledge gained through the program resulting in a pitch award between $2000 to $7500.

Deadline: March 6, 2023


Emerging Young Entrepreneurs

The Emerging Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) program is a year-long program uniquely designed to provide the next generation of minority entrepreneur participants ages 19-35 with support to enhance their growing business. Business owners will receive guidance from corporate sponsors, MBEs, and additional stakeholders. Must be a for-profit enterprise and physically located in the U. S. or its territories.

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2023


Fearless Strivers Grant

Open to black women who are legal U.S. residents (including DC), 18+ and the principal owner of a U.S.-based small business. Up to $20,000.

Deadline: Aug. 31, 2023


Fresno Small Business Grants

Must be physically located and operating in the City of Fresno and have 10 or less employees. Up to $5,000.

Deadline: Feb. 20, 2023


Gener8tor Accelerator Cincinnati

Gener8tor Cincinnati invests in five high-growth startups per cohort. This is an industry-agnostic and business model-agnostic program. We accept ALL types of startups across ALL industries and business models. Accepted startups receive $100K and 12 weeks of mentorship-driven programming.

Deadline: Feb. 19, 2023


Great Streets Retail Small Business Grants

The Great Streets Retail Small Business Grant provides existing and new businesses the opportunity to help transform 13 emerging commercial corridors into thriving and inviting livable, walkable, and shoppable neighborhood centers. This opportunity is geared towards brick-and-mortar businesses located in a Great Streets Corridor. Up to $80,000

Deadline: Feb. 24, 2023


Impact Grants

Impact Grants are available to businesses in Walla Walla, Columbia, and Garfield counties. The DWWF Impact Grant supports BIPOC entrepreneurs, women-owned small businesses, and businesses located in underserved, low-income, and rural parts of the state. These are technical assistance grants, meaning applicants receive space, assistance, and support but not cash.

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2023


LA County Economic Opportunity Grant

Eligible microbusinesses must have less than $50,000k in annual gross revenue and be in the County of Los Angeles, including the City of LA. Up to $2,500

Deadline: Feb. 23, 2023


Ladies Who Launch Program

Launch Program, provides a $10,000 grant, business education, mentorship, advisory support, community, and amplification for US-based women and non-binary business owners and entrepreneurs.

Deadline: March 31, 2023


Main Street Innovation Fund - Toronto

The fund encourages innovation and allows for unique projects to be piloted in various neighborhoods throughout the city of Toronto. Up to $100,000

Deadline: March 16, 2023 announces a call for entries. The winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card, have their artwork displayed for 1 year, and have a chance to have a written Q and A published on or a live video interview. The 1st and 2nd runners up will have their work displayed for 6 months. The contest will be judged by Dr. Lucie Mitchell MD (founder of Phoenix Noir Designs). All forms of visual art with a medical theme will be considered. Acceptable forms of visual art include (painting, photography, mixed media, ceramic, tile, digital designs and other mediums). Submissions from both healthcare workers and non-medical professionals will be considered.

Deadline: February 28, 2023.

Entry Fee: $15 for two entries


Mercer County Small Business Grant

The ideal business for this opportunity will be located in Mercer County, have undergone hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic, and offer a brick-and-mortar location. Furthermore, the perfect applicant is a business whose main operation involves walk-in clients. Up to $10,000

Deadline: N/A


Merchants Fund Stabilization Grant (Philadelphia)

The grant is a one-time infusion of capital to help the business stabilize/recover from a specific deficit/challenge (e.g. replace a failing HVAC system, repair an outdated production space, etc.) or grow/take advantage of an opportunity to increase revenue or decrease expenses (e.g. purchase a piece of equipment that will improve productivity, improve the interior of the store, expand to wholesale/e-commerce, etc.). Business must be in Philadelphia.

Deadline: Feb. 28, 2023 (also have later rounds)


Miami-Dade County Black-Owned Small Businesses Grant

Must own a business with a physical location in Miami-Dade County with less than $750K revenue and fewer than 25 employees. Up to $10,000

Deadline: Feb. 23, 2023


Navigate Program (with REI)

Navigate program supports emerging Black, Indigenous, Latina/o/x, and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) entrepreneurs in the outdoor industry by offering opportunities to connect, learn, and grow. Opportunity provides funding, mentorship, curated programming, and access to REI’s experts in production, distribution, marketing services, and talent. Up to $25,000

Deadline: March 12, 2023


NC Idea Microgrant

NC IDEA MICRO grants are specifically targeted at companies headquartered in and that conduct a majority of corporate operations in the State of North Carolina. Companies that have revenue in the last 12 months of more than $50K are less likely to be considered. Up to $10,000

Deadline: Feb. 27, 2023


Northeastern Dairy Product Innovation Competition

Open to startups located in the United States that are pre-formation or early-stage, have a viable product and scalable business model, and are ready to commit to scaling their products if they are selected as finalists, utilizing milk and/or dairy ingredients produced at dairies in the Northeast. Up to $20,000

Deadline: March 31, 2023


Pear Partners Female Founders Circle

An intimate founder circle of female engineers, guided by successful female founders and leaders. Applicant must have background in STEM or engineering. 10 week program that is in-person if you are in San Fran but has online option if you are remote.

Deadline: Apply or nominate by Feb. 20, 2023


Project Entrepreneur with HelloAlice and UBS

Project Entrepreneur, a program by UBS, aims to level the playing field for female founders by providing access to the resources, training, and networks they need to build and grow their companies. In partnership with Hello Alice, UBS is offering $25,000 in grants and mentorship to 20 female founders of color in NYC who are leading venture-scalable companies.

Deadline: March 3, 2023


Realizing Opportunity with Broadband Infrastructure Networks (ROBIN) Grant Program

ROBIN provides funds to internet service providers and public-private partnerships for the expansion of broadband infrastructure to unserved areas.

Deadline: March 14, 2023


Ripple Center Fellowship

9-month fully-funded immersive educational program for young adults ages 18-24. This fellowship provides curriculum, industry leaders, mentors and potential investors for Gen Zers who want to build social impact enterprises and create a more equitable and sustainable future for us all. Up to $1,000

Deadline: March 1, 2023


Robust Retail Citywide Grants

Only for-profit, consumer-facing, small, and independent retail businesses with fewer than 25 full-time employees (FTEs) with a licensed retail location in DC are eligible for Robust Retail Citywide Grants. Home-based, online-only, and non-profit businesses are not eligible for this grant opportunity. Up to $5,000

Deadline: April 10, 2023


San Jose BEST Grant

BEST Grant Program strives to provide funding for services to build on the strengths of San José youth and reduce their risk of gang involvement and youth violence. Interested agencies must be a 501(c)(3), a government agency, or a legally recognized faith-based organization.

Deadline: March 23, 2023


Santa Rosa Small Business Exterior Improvement Grant

Business must be based in Santa Rosa and have 500 employees or fewer. Average award will cover 70% of project costs.

Deadline: June 2024


Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program

TTIR Program was established to provide one-time reimbursement grants of up to $20,000 for the recovery of Texas businesses in the tourism, travel, and hospitality industries that were negatively impacted due to COVID-19. Up to $20,000

Deadline: First come, First Served


The Obama-Chesky for Public Service - The Voyager Scholarship

Up to $50,000 in financial aid: Students will receive up to $25,000 per year in “last dollar” financial aid for their junior and senior years of college.

Summer Voyage: Students will receive a $10,000 stipend and Airbnb credit to pursue a summer work-travel experience between their junior and senior year of college.

Fall Summit: Each fall, students will be invited to a summit to help define and inspire their public service journey.

Network of leaders: Throughout the program, students will be invited to an ongoing speaker series, giving them access to a network of leaders. This network of leaders will expose them to new areas of service and innovations happening in their fields. After graduation, they will join the Obama Foundation’s global community, providing them with Foundation resources and programming.

10-year travel stipend: After graduation, Airbnb will provide the students with a $2,000 Airbnb travel credit every year for 10 years, totaling $20,000. This will allow students to continue to broaden their horizons and forge new connections throughout their public service careers.

Deadline: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 3:00 PM CT.


The Tidal Shift Award aims to leverage the power of socially-aware artworks, awarding and platforming teenagers and young adults who are focused on solutions for climate change. Currently accepting submissions of artworks that relate to the climate crisis through theme, subject matter, solutions, and more. Artists between the ages 14-22 are eligible to apply. Young artists of any ethnic or racial identity, gender identity, sexual orientation and ability are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: February 28, 2023

Entry Fee: Free to apply


Art Show International Gallery announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition. Up to $2,000 in cash prizes. Certificates of Recognition will be given to all, including Honorable Mention and Finalist awards. Global exposure and social media promotion are guaranteed. All artists from around the world are welcome to submit their best artworks: painting, sculpture, digital, printmaking, fiber, photography, graphic, mixed media, and installation. Anything that relates to faces, even faces of (non-human) animals, will be accepted for this contest.

Deadline: February 28, 2023

Dates: March 5th—March 31st, 2023


Warrior Rising Grant

Warrior Rising strives to accept and assist veterans at any point in the process of starting their own business, whether it is only a concept or if they have actual operations. Up to $20,000.

Deadline: N/A


Women and Minority Busines Owner Down Payment Grant (Bank of America)

Non-repayable grant is for up to $25,000 on SBA owner occupied commercial estate loans for business locations within select opportunity zones (Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles) Program may xpand based on pilot. Up to $25,000

Deadline: N/A


Workers Lab Innovation Fund

The Workers Lab is now accepting applications for the 2022/2023 Innovation Fund cycle! We’re seeking innovators with early-stage ideas centered around making the ways our country serves workers more modern and inclusive. Up to $5,000

Deadline: March 27, 2023

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