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Grants - Jan. 23 - Feb. 5, 2023


Grant #1 - Wise Guys XR Accelerator Program

Grow your startup and get funding. Startup Wise Guys is seeking applications for its XR Accelerator Program which is designed to equip startups that help to build the meta world with everything they need — to grow, reach maximum potential, and stay for the long haul. While the program comes with a fast-paced intensive setup, you will get to have one-on-ones with our mentors, coaches, and guest industry experts.

12+ Focus Areas. 4 Blueprints. Tailored Approach.

  • Sales & Traction Building

  • Pitch Training

  • Company Building

  • Future Proofing For Success

When: The program runs from February 13 (2023) to June 30 (2023). Deadline to apply: January 26, 2023.


Grant #2 - Big Lots Foundation Donation Requests for Nonprofits

Big Lots invests in partnerships that improve and enrich the lives of families and children. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise in-kind. Significant partnership projects and capital requests are by invitation only. Big Lots Foundation accepts requests for organizations affecting: Hunger, Housing, Healthcare, and Education


Grant #3 - The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

Entry period opens January 31, 2023

Get ready for a chance to win $30K for your business! for more. 10 grand prize winners will each receive $30,000, plus:

  • $1,000 print credit at FedEx Office®

  • Access to FedEx Premier Customer Service

  • Sustainable Packaging Consultation

  • Digital Sales Consultation

  • 20% off SEO Monthly Plan with Higher Visibility

  • Mentor matching with Entrepreneurs' Organization, and much more!

Plus, one U.S. Veteran winner of the 10 grand prize winners will get an additional $20K from USAA Small Business Insurance!

Deadline: February 21, 2023


Grant #4 - Galaxy Grant $2,750: For Minority or Woman Owned Businesses

Our mission is to help minority and women entrepreneurs succeed. Refer a friend and double your chances of winning with their entry. If they win, YOU BOTH WIN! We provide free tools to help businesses succeed by offering tools such as free website and free hosting, forums that provide a great, safe place to interact with other entrepreneurs; curated educational content and tutorials that will help you grow and improve your business, trusted resources that will provide you with honest, unbiased guidance that you can trust and rely on.

PLEASE NOTE: Very short application.

Deadline: January 30th, 2023 and the winner(s) will be announced the following week via email as well as on our social media pages!


Grant #5 - Femhealth Accelerator Grant

Selected participants will receive a $10,000 non-dilutive grant, and learn from Industry Executives, Venture Capitalists and other thought leaders in the space. This program supports women entrepreneurs building technology-enabled, consumer-centric products and solutions that drastically improve women’s health and wellness. Participants will have the opportunity to refine and scale their approach to bringing women’s health and wellness products to market.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:​

  • Personalized healthcare innovation

  • Interoperable applications between physician and patient

  • Real world evidence health data platforms

  • Consumer solutions

  • Wellness solutions

  • Mental health solutions

Deadline: January 27, 2023


Grant #6 - $500,000 in Grant Funds to Support Black Owned Businesses

The U.S. Black Chambers and Grubhub partner to provide grants to Black-owned restaurants, made possible by the Grubhub Community Fund. The USBC Restaurant Grant Program helps restaurants receive funding to seize business opportunities and address current challenges. The program will offer over $500,000 in grants to Black-owned restaurants and culinary-based businesses in select cities like New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Baltimore.

100+ businesses will receive between $2,500 - $10,000

22 Restaurants will be selected to receive $5,000 in grant funds from each city and 1 lucky restaurant from each city will receive $10,000.


  • New York: Closed

  • Chicago: Jan. 9-27, 2023

  • Philadelphia: Jan. 9-27, 2023

  • Los Angeles: Closed

  • Baltimore: Feb. 6-24, 2023

  • Additional USBC Cities: March 1 - April 17, 2023


Grant #7 - NASE Business Development Grant $4,000 (Apply monthly)

Apply for a business development grant from the NASE worth up to $4,000! Grants can be used for marketing, advertising, hiring employees, expanding facilities and other specific business needs.

When is the application deadline?

Grant applications are reviewed quarterly, based on the following schedule:

  • Completed applications received in January, February and March will be reviewed in April.

  • Completed applications received in April, May and June will be reviewed in July.

  • Completed applications received in July, August and September will be reviewed in October.

  • Completed applications received in October, November and December will be reviewed in January of the following year.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be a member for a very low fee.


Grant #8 - Restaurant Business Development Program - Feed The Soul Foundation

Funding for the Restaurant Business Development Program (RBDP) provided by external corporations with vested interest in the creation and sustainability of businesses owned and operated by marginalized individuals including, but not limited to, people who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, formerly incarcerated, LGBTQIA+ and senior citizens.

Feed the Soul Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, developed to aid marginalized professionals in the culinary industry.

The awarded grant amount for the RBDP recipients is $10,000, plus 6 months of business development consulting and training, at a value of $15,000. Awarded recipients are determined through a comprehensive review process. It is not guaranteed that all those who apply will receive the grant.

What does the Restaurant Business Development Program Include?

  • A financial stipend of $10,000

  • 2 months of hands on Small Business Financial education and consulting

  • 1 month of Marketing & Advertising training for culinary businesses

  • 3 months of business development consulting based on your identified area of need

Deadline: January 31, 2023

Grant notification: April 15, 2023


Grant #9 - Techstars Accelerators

Join one of our 3-month accelerators to gain funding, mentorship, and access to the Techstars network for life. Techstars accelerators have one goal: to help entrepreneurs succeed. During each three-month program, we surround companies with the best mentors and an unrivaled network of corporate partners, investors, and alumni. We provide funding and fundraising opportunities, workshops and curated resources, not to mention countless moments where you can learn from your peers. It’s a proven model that’s helped build thousands of successful companies, all over the world.

Deadline: Applications are open year-round and will be considered on a rolling basis. Your application will be valid for 12 months from the date of application.

Completing this application should take you 30–60 minutes.


Grant #10 - Tech4Eva Fem Tech Accelerator

All start-ups or projects developing innovative solutions to foster women's health are welcome to apply to this program. Priority will be given to those start-ups that:

  • Are tech driven.

  • All nationalities are welcome.