ELEVATE TOGETHER™ powered by Round It Up America is a nonprofit initiative designed to address systemic discrimination and historical racial disparities in business growth and profitability in Black and Hispanic communities. Through a partnership with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the National Urban League’s Entrepreneurship Centers, the initiative helps support Hispanic and Black small businesses with five or less employees. The ODP Corporation (parent company to Office Depot) is the initiative’s founding partner.
The deadline to submit your application is Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
- The applicant must be a small business with 5 or less full-time employees.
- The applicant must be a majority Hispanic or Black-owned business with an active EIN number.
- The business must have been in operation for at least 9 months from the date that you complete this form.
Typical grant amounts range from $5,000 – $10,000 per business. In addition to a cash grant, small business mentoring is an essential part of being an Elevate Together recipient. Small businesses selected to receive cash grants must participate in three mentorship sessions with SCORE before receiving funding (though mentorship is intended to be longer-term).
To apply, visit https://www.mhcc.org/elevate-together-cash-grant
EL CENTRAL Hispanic News was an Elevate Together grant recipient through the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at the end of 2022. We have used our cash grant and technical assistance provided by SCORE to enhance our work with local journalists and photojournalists of color to bring more original content to our readers.