Foundation / Corporation
American Express Foundation and American Express Canada
07/27/21 11:59 PM EDT
Grants of $10,000 and in-kind support to Canada BIPOC small business owners to support business growth. Business owners will be mentored on focus areas including leadership, operations, marketing, and sales. The program will run virtually. Funding is intended to support the advancement of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) business owners across Canada.
In 2021, 100 Blueprint recipients will take part in a comprehensive mentorship program designed to provide the tools, resources, and community to help BIPOC entrepreneurs thrive – plus, recipients will receive a grant to help take their business to the next level.
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The program consists of workshops, small group sessions, and one-on-one meetings with experienced program mentors focusing on the areas of sales, marketing, operations, and leadership. The program also includes access to Blueprint’s online learning platform as well as virtual networking opportunities. The program is run and supported by leaders and mentors that identify as members of the BIPOC community.
The program is 15-weeks and runs on a part-time basis. Blueprint participants can still work on their business full-time while attending the workshops and meetings required to complete the program. One-on-one meetings will be scheduled based on a participant's availability. If a participant cannot attend a live workshop, recordings will be available. Participants will need to be able to commit to two hours per week.
Grantees will receive access to all elements of the mentorship program as well as individualized support. The individualized support includes an assigned Program Lead from the DMZ who will ensure grantees are able to access all available resources, answer questions, provide guidance and help troubleshoot any issues they may have.
Preference is given to applicants that demonstrate:
GrantWatch ID#: 196908
Mentorship program begins August 31, 2021 and runs until December 10, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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