Black Founder Startup Grant
SoGal Foundation has teamed up with Winky Lux, bluemercury, twelveNYC, and other sponsors to make a small step towards progress by providing several $10K and $5K cash grants to Black women or nonbinary entrepreneurs. Applications are rolling. If you have already applied, there is no need to apply again. Due to volume, we will only reach out to those selected to receive grants.
Building for the Arts grants(Expires: June 23, 2022 )
These grants fund 33% of eligible capital costs up to $2 million for acquisition and major new construction of arts or cultural facilities. The ZoomGrants application and supporting materials are available on the Building for the Arts webpage. Applications due: 5 p.m. Thursday, June 23 Join Commerce staff for a free application workshop on Zoom to answer any questions. This workshop is not mandatory. If you are unable to attend, we would be happy to reach out to you one-on-one.
- 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 25 Register
Child Care Stabilization Grant(Expires: June 30, 2022 )
The Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) is pleased to announce that the Child Care Stabilization Grant application is now available. As a result of the Federal American Rescue Plan Act, funds are to be used to stabilize, support, and grow the diverse early learning workforce in a way that rebuilds a stronger child care system and expands access to affordable high-quality care. Funds will be available to child care providers in the form of:
- Licensed Child Care Stabilization Grant
- Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) Stabilization Grant
CleanTech Alliance represents over 1100 member organizations spanning ten U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. The Alliance facilitates the generation and growth of cleantech companies and jobs through a variety of educational programs, research, products and services. CleanTech Alliance members come from all facets of the clean technology industry sector. A diverse membership allows the CleanTech Alliance to drive impact via the generation of cleantech jobs, and growth of products and services to advance the cleantech economy.
Commercial Lease Toolkit
In partnership with the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development, we present this Commercial Lease Toolkit for small businesses to use to navigate how to enter a commercial lease as a tenant. This toolkit is designed to provide key, easy-to-understand information about common terms or sections of a typical commercial lease. The Commercial Lease Toolkit is made up of the following documents: Commercial Lease Checklist for Small Businesses Summary – This document describes the toolkit and explains how to use it. Commercial Lease Toolkit – This is the full toolkit Key Terms – Glossary with definitions of key commercial lease terms Infographic Summary from City of Seattle
Community Grants Program
The Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life in the communities the Bank serves in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. The Foundation provides Community Grants to eligible nonprofit organizations in the following areas: Economically Empowered Individuals, Vibrant Business Ecosystems, and Thriving Communities. Grants range from $3,000 to $10,000. 2021 Community Grant Guidelines here.