In the spirit of SERVE 60, we are creating a network of volunteers to connect with those in need. If you'd like donate up to 1 Hour of professional services to a Black-owned business, please sign up below with your skill. If you'd like to be connected to a volunteer, please sign up below and let us know what you need.
Here's another way to "Give Black". Your donation* will go directly to help us meet our goals and fulfill our purpose to create pathways to economic empowerment and sustainable success for Black businesses and HBCUs across America.
*Our campaign's foundation, SERVE 60 Foundation, Inc., is a federally recognized 501(c)3 and all donations are fully tax deductible.
Capital. Capital Capital. And, access to it. Many Black entrepreneurs cite this as one of the biggest obstacles to daily operations as well as scalability.
There are numerous reasons for lack of capital for many Black-owned business including inequalities caused by systemic racism, the wealth gap and lack of a relationship with a banker.
Having access to capital (even small amounts) can make a big difference. Sometimes a small infusion of cash for a business can help with bills, rent or mortgage, or simply, meeting payroll. Whether a new startup or a long established business, a small amount of capital can be a lifeline. We know what it's like to need just a small amount of money until that next order purchase occurs.
That being said, our initiative might just be getting started but we're already looking to the future! In the coming months, we'll be launching our Black Economic Empowerment Fund. Our fund will be designed with you in mind. Small business grants (not loans) up to $1,000 to help keep the lights on, the rent or staff paid or just help purchase materials for production. We want to help.
Are you interested in learning more about our Black business and HBCU grant program with awards up to $1,000? Find out more by joining our email list. You'll receive pertinent information on our grant program as well as criteria needed to qualify once we launch.
Apply for grants and pro bono legal services!
Or, volunteer your time & professional skills to a business!