National Pride Grant for LGBTQIA+ Small Businesses
Offering grant funding for the LGBTQIA+ community to diverse-led businesses nationally.
The LGBTQIA+ National Grant provides eligible small businesses the chance to receive one of 25 grant packages totaling $25,000. Founders First is committed to increasing the number of diverse founder-led businesses generating over $1 million dollars in revenues.
Deadline to apply is June 6, 2023.
What We Are Offering
$25,000 in Small Business Grants
The $25,000 fund will make investments to 25 LGBTQIA+ led businesses in the United States.
Explore Options for Site Redevelopment or Acquisition
Based on stage of growth and need, explore options for developing and acquiring a brick-and-mortar property to expand your business.
How It Works
Complete full application which includes information about your business and a short 1-3 minute pitch video.
All completed applications will be reviewed and 50 grant semi-finalists will be selected for our final judging round.
All semi-finalists will have the opportunity to complete asynchronous fund ready assessment.
All finalists are announced during a live press event.
Identify as a LGBTQIA+ business owner
2 to 50 employees
Must be a CEO, President, or Business Owner
Minimum of 1 year in business
Have an active U.S. based business
Business Annual Revenue does not exceed $5M