HerRise MicroGrant


The Yva Jourdan Foundation, Inc. in partnership with HerSuiteSpot has provided micro-grants to Women of Color entrepreneurs since 2017 as a way to assist them in starting or growing a business. 
The HerRise Micro-Grant provides financial assistance, with the help of our corporate sponsors and donors, to Women of Color creating innovative solutions that impact their community and that are often unable to secure funding for their small business. Each month a $1,000 micro-grant will be awarded to a small business owner.
Small business grants are useful for financing a particular small business need. Past recipients used their growth grants for computers, equipment, marketing materials, software purchase, website creation and more.
Women of Color are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs. Yet, we face the greatest obstacles when scaling our businesses.  The Yva Jourdan Foundation, the non-profit arm of HerSuiteSpot, raises money to help Women of Color entrepreneurs gain access to the coaching, community and capital they need to take their businesses to the next level. Interested in partnering with us? Contact us!

Apply for the HerRise MicroGrant by sharing your business pitch and plan in the application. Applications close on the last day of the month, and the winners will be announced at the HerSuiteSpot First Friday Mixer in the following month.


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