HerRise MicroGrant


The HerRise Micro-Grant provides financial support to women of color that are often unable to secure funding for their small business. Each month a $500 micro-grant will be awarded to a small business owned by women of color.
Small business grants are useful for financing a particular small business need. Past recipients used their growth grants for computers, equipment, marketing materials, website creation and more.


Lauren Wells

We help women transform from survival to revival in Holistic Wellness and Self-Care. We are a wellness experience reviving their mind, body, and spirit through private nutrition/lifestyle coaching. In addition to a wellness app for women of color offering live virtual Meditation, Yoga, Dance Fitness, and Plant-Base cooking classes.


Imani Schectman

Open Market is the epicenter of community, culture, and business. Open Market is a LIVE virtual marketplace that exclusively features BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) and POC (People of Color) businesses. 


Darlene and Family

The Best Goodie Bag is a family owned and operated business. Our Main purpose is to bring joy and excitement to you and yours! We are four women bonded by blood who came together by destiny. 


Courtlyn Jones

The Design Database

Marjorie Bien-Aime

MB Florals

Tammy Brownlee

Prime Proposal Group, Inc.

Juanita Hixon

Melanin Cafe

Maghan Morin

Melanated Beauty Spa

Malika Jacobs


Shannan Clarke

Queen & Baby Box

Nadine Fonseca

Mighty Kind

Teneka Steed

Willene Agency

Stephanie Moody

Terre & Botanique

Gretchen Campbell

Grow, Encourage, Empower

Nicole Fenner

Sister Girl Publishing LLC

Jennifer Pierre Thomas

Jenteel Nature LLC

Pi-Isis Ankhra

P.S. 314

Azra Khalfan

Shirin & Aunali Khalfan Group, LLC

Aderemi Fagbamila

Royal Beauty Supply

Agnes Dural

A. Dural Staging & Design

Carly Diaz

Carly Diaz Photography LLC

Ilka McElveen

Kidz N Motion Child Care Center

Shernell Prescott

KP Customized Kreationz Inc

Teszra Cody

One On One Tax and Financial Group

Vanessa Lawson

Sproutland Learning Center

Sundrae Miller

Adara Spa Incorporated

Dr. Shelley Cooper

Diversity Telehealth

Sheena Parker

4SYT Industries

Fatou Jabbie

USL Technology Inc

Michelle Van Der Water

Rockin Cushions

Liana Robinson

Your Own Uniqueness (Y.O.U)

Juliana Rivera

Madefresh Organic

Erika Tate

Bluknowledge LLC

Thank You To Our Donors and Sponsors

Previous Year's Grant Recipients

Krystle Javier

Winning my first small business grant completely changed the dynamic of my business! I was able to invest in my website development, marketing materials, and some business equipment. I was able to triple my clientele in the last three years. 

Portia Ingram

I’m thankful for the Grant because it has allowed me to afford to maintain my developer platform as my team and I expand the app’s capabilities. Thank you and I am forever grateful!

Sheri-Ann Best, LCSW-R

The Women on the Rise Grant helped Broadhollow Psychotherapy launch our Yoga for Emotional Health program.  This awesome gift allowed us to expand our services and help women heal in new and innovative ways.

Mellany Paynter

The Women On The Rise grant was my first small business grant, which was impactful in helping me acquire software that was necessary to grow my service business. The competition allowed me to gain a high-impact awareness of my service idea, and taught me how to hone my message.

Clinnesha D. Sibley

Women on the Rise saw us, a small non-profit in Mississippi fighting to overcome the resource gap, and they invested. Because of the Women on the Rise Grant, we were able to produce a marketing video for our website and social platforms. As a result more people are aware of the work we’re doing in Southwest Mississippi.

Chef YaYa

Marsha is a great business mentor and can take your business to the next level. I received a grant when I took part in her business pitch competition the best decision of my life. My business has been going in the upward direction ever since that fateful day.

Miatheresa Alexander

A small business like the Parenting Cove often plants seeds of hope and faith believing that the seeds will take root and than bloom. But this process is often long, lonely for the owner, and challenging amid small budgets. Women on the Rise providing grants allow small businesses like the Parenting Cove to remain mission focused and worry a little least about funding.

Shaquille Riston

Thank you for seeing my vision in spreading Financial Literacy through my @finance_4fun program! Greatness is in store for Finance 4 Fun.

Pia Hicks-Flowers

Winning the grant helped me improve my shipping and packaging process as well as marketing efforts. As a result I’ve seen an increase revenue.