Here are seven companies and organizations that offer relief funds for women and diverse businesses in the U.S. that are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Verizon Small Business Recovery is offering $10,000 grants to qualified business owners of color, women and other marginalized groups.
Texas Women’s University is offering $10,000 grants through its AssistHer Emergency Relief Grant to help women-led businesses that are operated or located in Texas.
The Indian Center Foundation, through its South Asian Arts Resiliency Fund, is offering grants of $1,000-$2,000 to dancers, choreographers, poets, musician and other arts workers of South Asian descent.
Fashion company Pyer Moss has launched the Your Friends Business Relief Fund to help minority- and women-owned businesses. The fashion label also converted its office in New York City into a donation center for latex gloves and N95 masks.
Women’s undergarment company Spanx has donated $5 million to support women business owners. 1,000 female business owners in the U.S. will receive $5,000.
Facebook has launched a $15 million fund and half of which is allocated for veteran-, women- and minority-owned businesses. Social startup digitalundivided has launched the Doonie Fund to provide micro-investments of $500 or less to Black female entrepreneurs.