Grants & Scholarships

Applications Deadline ~ March 19, 2021 ~ 5pm

Email to: INFO@GLCCNV.ORG

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What do Facebook, DreamWorks, PayPal, and Apple have in common? Each was founded or co-founded by someone from the LGBTQ Community. With an estimated 1.6 million LGBTQ-owned businesses in the U.S., it's not surprising that LGBTQ people have built some of the most successful companies on earth. That being said, everyone must start somewhere.

We know that 2020 has been tough on businesses big and small, and because of these circumstances, you may be putting off one of your big ideas to bring your business to the next level. If you were given $5,000 to improve your business, how would you spend it? Now's your chance.

"The Big Idea", An Entrepreneurial Grant sponsored by GLCCNV and Cox Business, offers financial assistance to get your big idea off the ground. The financial award is intended to help a current or future small business owner (who is also a member of the GLCCNV) with an investment in their business and facilitating bringing their big idea to fruition.

To learn more about about the grant, the application process and submission deadline, please click the "Download Application" button below.

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The most successful leaders and business owners never stop learning. If you were given $5,000 to improve your knowledge and/or business-related skills, how would you spend it?

The GLCCNV/Cox Business Entrepreneur Educational Scholarship offers financial assistance to help a current or future small-business owner (who is also a member of the GLCCNV) with an investment in their business education (i.e., certification, degree, staff training/education, etc.).

To learn more about the scholarship, the application process and submission deadline, please click on the "Download Application" button below.