Happy Memorial Day 2022!
I hope you’re doing well. Every year on Memorial Day, we celebrate the official start of summer. What’s more, we pay homage to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
This Memorial Day, as you enjoy a much-needed long weekend, join me in giving thanks and remembering the brave men and women in our Armed Forces who gave their lives so you and I can enjoy the simple things in life.
Happy Memorial Day to you and yours!
Read all about our networking event, upcoming grants, ERTC by Strategic Tax Planning, and see our recipe on a thirst quenching Memorial Day drink. Enjoy!
Highlights of AHCC’s La Cuchara’s Networking Event – May 19th
Thank you to all you attended and to our event sponsors listed below. We are excited that we gained the attention of new event sponsors, such as Strategic Tax Planning, Merrill/Bank of America, R&G Insurance, and Gray & Son. Thank you Whiting-Turner for exhibiting and sharing your upcoming projects at the event. Patricia Hartlove, Senior Practice Coordinator at Whiting-Turner, and Vanessa Lopez, Co-Founder of AHCC discovered that they are both from Nicaragua at the event. They are now friends for life. 😀
Thank you Wayne R. Frazier of MWMCA for attending and spreading the word for us about the event.
Congratulations to Marcia Andrino of Global Mechanical who won the Stanly, Black and Decker tool raffle donated by Robert Newman, their Vice President, Global Cross Business. Marcia, what is next project going to be? 😄
Global Citizen Collective Entrepreneur Grant – Designed for current business owners who have been in operation for 2 years or less. In keeping with the spirit of global citizenship each recipient’s business must be a source of enrichment and support for their community. Grant for $1,000. Apply by 6/1/22
HerRise Micro-Grant – Each month a $500 micro-grant will be awarded to a for-profit small business owned by women of color. Past recipients used their growth grants for computers, equipment, marketing materials, software purchase, website creation and more.
Juntos Crecemos Hispanic Digital & Delivery Program – PepsiCo is inviting Latina entrepreneurs who work in food service to apply for eight weeks of personalized expert consultation, including best practices across operations, technology, marketing and digital presence.
Justworks Grant for Nonprofits – Supporting incubators and other non-profit organizations that help underrepresented founders access the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Grants for $50,000. Apply by 5/27/22
Kapitus Building Resilient Businesses Grant – Create an original video, no more than 2 minutes in length, telling your small business story and how $100,000 can help you continue to write that story. Not for businesses based in CO or VT. Apply by 6/30/22
Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship – Fellowships to 10 outstanding Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers engaged in meaningful work that benefits Indigenous people and communities. The fellowship is a two-year, self-directed enrichment program designed to support the process of growth, development, knowledge and networks of Native leaders and thinkers. The fellowships supports the work of Native knowledge holders and knowledge makers as they significantly advance their work and spark transformative change in their communities. Grants for $75,000. Apply by 5/26/22
McBride Sisters SHE CAN Fund in Food and Wine – SHE CAN Fund invests in the professional advancement and career growth of high-potential, professional women, with a particular focus on women of color. Mission is to close the gender and race gap in leadership positions in wine & spirits, hospitality, and finance industries by providing professional development
Pure Leaf “No” Grants – “No” grants (grants are $2000 and open to US residents – concept is that women have to say “yes” to so much – what would an additional $2K enable you to say “no” to?) Winners receive the $ and access to a support community and resources through SeekHer’s Community Care Program. Apply by 5/31/2022.
Restaurant Disaster Relief Grant – DoorDash has partnered with Hello Alice to create the Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund. The fund supports restaurants impacted by natural disasters like fires, floods and hurricanes with grants up to $10,000. Apply by 6/30/22
Restaurant Giving Grant – The grant for up to $120,000 is awarded to one tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization and can be used to support infrastructure, capital improvement and capital expenditures and/or salary. Apply by 6/1/2022.
Taco Bell Ambition Accelerator – Must be over 16 and under 26 years of age and resident of the US. Looking for innovative and creative ideas at all stages of development, which means it can be a new idea, or a fully baked one. Grants for up to $10,000. Apply by 6/1/22
Truist NonProfit Grant – The Truist Foundation supports nonprofits with grants that target leadership development, economic mobility, thriving communities and educational equity. Quarterly deadlines
UnderFUNDED Spring 2022 – Grant for $5000 for one deserving Black female small business owner.
Watson Accelerator – The Watson Accelerator is a hybrid program designed for impact-driven entrepreneurs seeking to elevate their ventures with access to a global network, training designed to strengthen skills, and mentorship with seasoned professionals, venture capitalists, and enterprise executives. Through this 18-week program (3 weeks in Boulder, CO and 14 weeks virtual), fellows will engage in courses in areas such as leadership development and applying practical entrepreneurial skills to their ventures alongside a global community of like-minded changemakers. Funding up to $17,500. Apply by 6/1/22