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Grants and In-Kind Services to USA Black Female Business Owners to Foster Business Growth

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Fearless Strivers Grant Contest

Fearless Fund and Mastercard


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #196317

Grant Description

Grants and in-kind services to USA Black female business owners to foster growth in their businesses. Selected grantees will be provided with one-on-one professional mentorship sessions and digital tools to assist businesses in establishing and sustaining themselves online.

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Fearless Strivers Grant Contest (“Contest”) is open only to black females who are at the time and date of entry: (1) legal U.S. residents (including D.C.); (2) eighteen (18) years of age or older (or the age of majority in their state of residence, whichever is older) (which is eighteen (18) in most states, but is nineteen (19) in Alabama and Nebraska, and twenty-one (21) in Mississippi); and (3) a principal owner of a U.S.-based small business, as described below (referred to herein as, “Entrants”). For the purpose of this Contest, a small business means a business with an annual revenue of three million dollars ($3,000,000) or less in calendar year 2021, who are authorized signing officers at said business, and whose business is physically located in the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia and is incorporated or otherwise considered a valid legal entity in good standing in its state of formation as of 2/10/22. For purposes of the Contest, a ‘small business’ can be organized as a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or any other legal entity that employs no more than fifty (50) individuals on a full or part-time basis. Officers, directors and employees of Fearless Fund (“Sponsor”), Mastercard International Incorporated ("Mastercard"), teamDigital Promotions, Inc. (“Administrator”) and their respective parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their respective agents, advertising, promotional and judging agencies of each of the foregoing, and any other entity or persons that develops, produces or distributes materials for or related to this Contest (collectively, the “Released Parties”), and members of the immediate families (defined for these purposes as including spouse, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings, and each of their respective spouse) or households (whether legally related or not) of any of the above, are NOT eligible to enter or win this Contest. The Contest is void in U.S. territories, including Guam, Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

Pre-Application Information:

The promotion period begins on or about 12:00:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on 2/10/22 and ends on or before 11:59:59 PM ET on 12/31/22 (the “Promotion Period”). Website’s server must receive all Entries by 11:59:59 PM PT on 12/31/22.

The Contest consists of an overall Promotion Period (defined below) in which one (1) prize winner will be identified from amongst all eligible entries received throughout each of the individual Entry Periods (defined below).

Entry Period Dates:
- Entry Period #1: 2/10/22 – 2/28/22
- Entry Period #2: 3/1/22 – 3/31/22
- Entry Period #3: 4/1/22 – 4/30/22
- Entry Period #4: 5/1/22 – 5/31/22
- Entry Period #5: 6/1/22 – 6/30/22
- Entry Period #6: 7/1/22 – 7/31/22
- Entry Period# 7: 8/1/22 – 8/31/22
- Entry Period #8: 9/1/22 – 9/30/22
- Entry Period #9: 10/1/22 – 10/31/22
- Entry Period #10: 11/1/22 – 11/30/22
- Entry Period #11: 12/1/22 – 12/31/22

Potential winners will be determined approximately ten (10) business days following the completion of the applicable Entry Period and then notified within ten (10) business days by Administrator by telephone and/or email.

Official Rules: https://www.fearless.fund/official-rules

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$110,000

Number of Grants:

11

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each prize winner will receive $10,000.

Contact Information:

Apply online: https://www.fearless.fund/grants-2

Fearless Fund
384 Northyards Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30313
hello@fearless.fund

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