Black Founder Startup Grants


U.S. Citizens and residents
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SoGal Foundation and Winky Lux partnered to provide several $10K and $5K cash grants to Black women or nonbinary entrepreneurs. Awardees will also receive tactical help navigating the fundraising environment at large so that they will have a more equitable opportunity at scaling the next billion dollar idea, and they receive lifetime “ask-me-anything” access to the SoGal Foundation and SoGal Ventures teams.


  •  $10K and $5K cash grants to Black women or nonbinary entrepreneurs
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To qualify, you should:

  • self-identify as a Black woman or Black nonbinary entrepreneur
  • have a legally registered business
  • plan to seek investor financing in order to scale
  • have a scalable solution or idea with the ambition to be the next billion-dollar business

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  • This application is rolling, with new grantees awarded at the end of each month.
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