Grant Assistance for New Community Businesses

For businesses in:

South Florida and beyond

Provided by:

Caleb Brown Venture Capital

Ideal for:

New Small Businesses & Startups

$1,000 gifts and 500 hours of free business consulting for one year for new community businesses.

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  • Up to $1,000 in grant assistance for new community businesses.
  • 500 hours of complimentary  business consultation.

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  • Applicants must be residents, or other invested members of the community that is proposed to be served by the company.
  • Geography Served: Companies must serve an Urbanized Area defined by the Census Bureau as the following: A central place and adjacent territory that contain at least 50,000 people and an overall density of 1,000 per square mile.
  • Start-up, for-profit businesses opened for less than three (3) years qualify for this opportunity; businesses in the planning stages are also welcomed to apply.
  • Business owners must have intentions on hiring full-time, part-time, or intern staff within the funding year.

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The Caleb Brown Venture Capital and Consulting Project hosts a $1,000 grant aimed at promoting and nurturing young urban entrepreneurs with vision who plan to rebuild local blocks, neighborhoods, and communities “by providing training and jobs to the next generation.” The grant is open to startups and young businesses in urban areas. Grantees will also receive 500 hours of complimentary business consulting from Caleb Brown for one (1) year. 

  •  Applications are due on the 15th of every month by 5:00 P.M.; applications received after the 15th will be considered for the following month.
  • Applications should be submitted electronically to
  • Funding decisions will be made by the 5th of each month and awardees must agree to attend a presentation event where the check will be presented.
  • Awardees must agree to participate in a weekly, 2 hour session in a start-up business course with Caleb Brown for two (2) months.

All questions regarding the Urban Entrepreneur’s Community Grant or this application process should be directed to: or (312) 287-5500.

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The organizations listed below are Axis Coalition Members and are ready to help you at no cost.

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  • Basic contact information (name, address, email etc.).
  • Description of your personal motivation for starting your company.
  • Description of your business vision.
  • Description of your ownership and management roles.
  • Description of your outlook on marketing opportunities in your proposed community. 
  • Description of your product/services. 
  • Description of the neighborhood/area served by your proposed project. 
  • A business plan. (If you have one.).
  • A financial plan. (If you have one.).