We are kicking off a month of celebrating, honoring, and promoting black businesses by sharing a round up of some resources designed to uplift black businesses.

Funding Opportunities

Black Founder Startup Grant $5K & $10K grants for black women & non-binary founders.
Facebook Black Business Grants Cash grants & ad credits for black-owned businesses
Facebook Black Business August Campaign Free virtual trainings, small business panels, and expert speaker series, new Facebook Elevate group, and more.
Kiva 0% loans, automatic repayment extensions ApplyBack a Borrower
Hello Alice Tons of resources including COVID19 Resource CenterBlack-Owned Business Resource Center & Business for All Grants (accepting applications thru Sept. 26)
Amber Grants for Women $4K & $25K grants available 
Red Backpack Fund $5K grants for women entrepreneurs. Application due August 10.


Buy Black Business Apps & Directories

Get your business listed & expand your black business network!

Black-owned Restaurants in the Bay Area Arranged alphabetical by city.  Check out the “Other Resources” tab for additional directories and maps
Richmond Open Business Map Add your business or update your listing here
WeBuyBlack Largest e-marketplace for Black-owned businesses
Official Black Wall Street Global directory with 5,000 businesses in 10 different countries
EatOkra Directory for restaurants, searchable by cuisine and location
Post 21 Marketplace of feminine-focused products
Chez Nous Guide Intersection guide for restaurants, businesses, and job opportunities
Black Nation Find Free listings open to businesses in development, too
Where U Came From Rankings determined by peer-to-peer referrals
Support Black Owned Site & app directory with customer reviews
I Am Black Business Aggregates businesses by location for easy shopping & networking


COVID19 Resources from our Contacts & Partners

Main Street America: Small Business COVID Resiliency: 12 Ways to Reimagine Your Business Model
RSVP for Congressman DeSaulnier Town Hall on Jobs & Economy on August 10
State of California COVID-19 Employer Playbook 

Our COVID19 Community Resource Directory: Reopening Safely Guide, Resources for Businesses, Full Guide

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