Information you’ll need to provide

This information will vary depending on whether you own a nonprofit or a small business, but you can expect to provide: 

  • The legal name of your business and EIN number. 
  • The amount of funding you are requesting. 
  • Documentation to show your business is in good standing.
  • Non-profits: Form 990 and operating budget.
  • Small business: Latest tax return and 12-month projections.

Helpful tips

  • Priority will be given to organizations and businesses that benefit the community, offer quality jobs, and are located in historically underserved neighborhoods. $1 million will be awarded annually to 40-60 businesses and nonprofits.
  • If you need help submitting your financial paperwork, visit the Resources page for templates. 

Funding can be used towards technology, equipment, and machinery such as: 

  • Technology refers to hardware such as computers, printers, routers, etc., and software such as Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Square, Shopify, and other computer programs.
  • Equipment and machinery refers to fixed assets used in your business, such as furniture, tools, and machines.

If your business is in one of these neighborhoods, you can receive one-on-one application support at the following locations:

If your business is not in one of the neighborhoods listed above, you can still receive assistance through the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC).

About this program

Provided by: The Miami Foundation and Partners for Self Employment

If you have questions, you can speak with a program representative at:

Program Information: Miami Open for Business

Additional Information: Microgrant Flyer

Additional Programs:

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