Call For Proposals

Incubator Partners To Advance Local Women, Immigrant, And Minority Entrepreneur Businesses

Call for Proposals: Incubator Partners to Advance Local Women, Immigrant, and Minority-Owned Businesses and Aid in COVID-19 Recovery

There is no question that COVID-19 has most strongly impacted small businesses and their employees. At FOUND/LA, we remain steadfast in our commitment to find and fund partners who are providing education, resources, mentorship, and/or coaching to these entrepreneurs to help their existing businesses thrive.. We are hoping to identify organizations who are already running programs that provide educational support for local entrepreneurs. Grants will be for a one-year pilot to help us get to know the organizations and the communities where they work before potentially establishing a longer-term, multi-year grant.

IMPORTANT DATES

Application Window Opens

August 18, 2020

Application Window Closes

October 1, 2020

Email your application to hello@foundla.org by October 1, 2020

FAQS

How long will grants be?

Up to one year. We are hoping that through our pilot grants this year, we will find programs and partners that we will be able to fund for multiple years.

How many applicants do you expect to fund?

Between 1-5 organizations.

What will the amount of the grants be?

It depends on the size and scope of the work, but the total grant amount per organization should not exceed $50,000. Please include amount of funding requested.

Why doesn’t the RFP ask for a specific grant amount?

The size of each grant will depend on the number and range of potential grants, the size of your overall organization or project budget, and the total amount of funds available.

Can we apply for a multi-organization grant?

Yes. Please identify one coordinating partner and primary contact and submit a joint proposal.

Can we apply if our organization is not only focused on supporting entrepreneurs through incubation?

If you are a multi-issue organization and you have a specific program focused on supporting entrepreneurs via education, mentorship, or community building, you may apply.

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