From October 1 to October 14, eligible small businesses owned by people of color in the Twin Cities, including those in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington Counties, can apply for $10,000 grants from the Comcast RISE Investment Fund. In late November, 100 small businesses owned by people of color will each get a $10,000 grant, totaling $1 million.
Comcast RISE is a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative launched in October 2020 to support small businesses owned by people of color and provide the resources and tools they need to thrive for years to come. The Comcast RISE Investment Fund is focused on small businesses that have been in business for three or more years with 1-25 employees.
In addition to the Investment Fund, Comcast RISE, which stands for “Representation, Investment, Strength, and Empowerment,” provides the opportunity for small businesses owned by people of color to apply for one or more of the following support focus areas with the opportunity to receive one: marketing services and, or technology makeovers.
“While we know that no single organization can solve historic and systemic inequities overnight, we are committed to taking tangible actions that can drive long-term impact and change,” said Kalyn Hove, Regional Senior Vice President, Comcast Twin Cities. “Comcast RISE and the Comcast RISE Investment Fund offer the opportunity for small businesses owned by people of color to help grow their businesses, create jobs and play a vital role in supporting our communities. This new round of Comcast RISE grants will provide more entrepreneurs of color with the resources and tools they need to scale their businesses and thrive for years to come.”
Visit www.ComcastRISE.com to apply, for more information and the latest updates.