A few weeks ago, TruLocal offered a $10K grant for Canadian small businesses founded by black individuals. In an update today they announced the grant has doubled!
As a Black-owned and led business, we feel it’s more important now than ever to stand up against injustice, and use our platform and resources to help elevate Black individuals and communities. A week and a half ago, we announced the $10,000 truLOCAL Equal Opportunity Grant, to provide two $5000 grants to small Black-owned businesses to help them grow and thrive.
This week, we got some exciting news. Our friends at Shipper Bee loved the idea – and they committed to matching our contribution. The truLOCAL Equal Opportunity Business Grant now has $20,000 to invest in four $5000 business grants to Black founders.
We couldn’t be more thrilled to create this incredible opportunity for Black small business owners – we know we couldn’t have gotten to where we are today if we hadn’t received support from our friends, families, customers, and communities. Sound like you? Applications are open until June 26th! If you know any Black-owned businesses or Black founders who might benefit from one of these grants, please share the good news with them.
– the truLOCAL team
I shared with you how impressed I have been with TruLocal from the start and have been ordering meat from them for over a year now. I am now even more impressed, just sorry I didn’t think of sharing this sooner.
With the Black Lives Matter movement so important worldwide, this initiative is a wonderful idea. Hopefully more companies (and celebrities, business moguls etc) will rise to the occasion and follow suit.
Don’t delay, apply today!