Small Business Grant Relief COVID-19: Find Support in 2020
Find out about our list of commercial grants through which you can get free financial relief for small businesses grant.
We’ve done some work for you so, you can easily find business grants (plus, we fund our small business grant). Just check out the end of the article for the 21 business grants we’ve found based on some high-level categories.
Best Small Business Grants of 2020
- FedEx Small Business Grant
- Nav’s “Legitify Your Small Business” Grant
- Eileen Fisher Grant Program
- Small Business Innovation Research Program
- Caleb Brown Urban Entrepreneur’s Community Grant
- USDA Rural Development Business Grants
- InnovateHER Women’s Business Challenge
- Bill and Melinda Have Foundation Grand Global Challenges
8 Private Small Business Grants
FedEx Small Business Grant Contest
Each year since 2013, FedEx has offered $25,000 grants to businesses. The application process is a short one-month period, so ready for your applications for the February 20th open date. You’ll need to capture your business’s story via video (read FedEx’s tips here).
Good for: existing businesses.
National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) Growth Grants
NASE Growth Grants are offered to NASE members look to take their business to the next level. NASE grants are worth up to $4,000 and can be used for all types of activities, like purchasing new equipment, hiring help, and creating promotional material.
Good for: existing businesses.
The StreetShares Foundation Veteran Business Grant
Open to veterans, active-duty members, or the spouse of a military veteran or active duty member. Applicants can receive up to $5,000 and will be judged based on their business idea, their expected use of funds, product-market fit, team, and the influence the business will have on the veteran or military community.
Good for: veterans, military members, and military spouses who run a business.
IdeaCafe $1K Business Grant
This grant is open to any business owner or person looking to start a business. $1,000 will be awarded to the most innovative business or business idea. Past winners include bakeries, magazines, an art gallery, and a custom cycling company. Applications open in November.
Good for: planning stage businesses.
Nav’s “Legitify Your Small Business” Grant
We’re offering a $10,000 small business grant to the most deserving business that applies. The application is easy, we just ask that you let your personality shine. Good for: existing businesses.
Bill and Melinda Have Foundation Grand Global Challenges
The foundation awards its grants primarily to 501(c)(3) organizations, but if you run a business that is solving health and development problems through innovation, this grant could be yours. Check here for their open applications, and keeps in mind that open grants are usually specific to a particular problem.
Good for: nonprofits or businesses solving health and development problems.
Caleb Brown Urban Entrepreneur’s Community Grant
The Caleb Brown Venture Capital and Consulting Project hosts a $1,000 grants 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. This contest is run every month—submit your application by the 15th to enter.
Good for: community businesses, new businesses, existing businesses.
Halstead Jewelry Grant Award
Are you a jewelry artist? If so, submit your portfolio and business plan to Halstead for their annual jewelry grant award. In addition to funds, Halstead aims to help jewelry artists develop their business, their plan, and hit their goals.
Good for: jewelry artists, startups less than three years old.