HerRise MicroGrant


The Yva Jourdan Foundation, Inc. in partnership with HerSuiteSpot has provided microgrants to Women of Color entrepreneurs since 2017 as a way to assist them in starting or growing a business. 
The HerRise MicroGrant 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. 
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 nonprofit 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.
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2023 HerRise MicroGrants

What's the process?

Every month our committee selects a winner from submitted applications. Apply by 11:59pm on the last day of the month to be eligible for that month. Winners will be revealed at the next month’s HerSuiteSpot First Friday Mixer. You do not have to be present to be selected.

Who should apply?

The HerRise MicroGrants, offering $1,000 each, are open to women of color entrepreneurs across diverse fields. Your business must be

  • 51% owned by women of color 
  • Currently registered in the US

Whether you’re a small business owner, nonprofit founder, military-affiliated visionary, or early-stage creator, if you’re driven to make a positive impact, select the grant that is for you. Join us in fueling change and apply today.

Thank you to our September Sponsor!

This month’s grant opportunity is proudly sponsored by Renee BobbGrant Funding Consultant known for her expertise in securing resources for visionary entrepreneurs. Her dedication to fostering growth aligns perfectly with our mission to uplift and amplify your impact.

Join our sponsor and HerSuiteSpot for the HerRise MicroGrant “Grant Funding Virtual Workshop” on October 3rd, an essential event designed just for HerRise MicroGrant applicants to teach you how to secure grant funding from your business.

HerRise MicroGrant for NonProfit Founders

If you’re a nonprofit founder on mission, we encourage you to apply for the HerRise MicroGrant by sharing the essence of your nonprofit’s story.

HerRise MicroGrant for Small Business

If you're an entrepreneur with a transformative vision, apply for the HerRise MicroGrant by sharing the essence of your business story.

HerRise MicroGrant for Military Entrepreneur

If you’re a military-affiliated entrepreneur with a transformative vision, apply for the HerRise MicroGrant by sharing the essence of your business story.


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