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Ethnic Minority Employee Coalition

SoGal Foundation has teamed up with Winky Lux and Bluemercury to make a small step towards progress by providing at least (2) $10K and (2) $5K cash grants to Black women or nonbinary entrepreneurs. Awardees will also receive tactical help navigating the fundraising environment at large so that they will have a more equitable opportunity at scaling the next billion dollar idea. They will also receive lifetime “ask-me-anything” access to the SoGal Foundation and SoGal Ventures teams. We know this is a small start, and we are hopeful that it will grow. We believe in a brighter future where the next world changing business does not go unrealized because of systemic discrimination.

To qualify, you should:

– self-identify as a Black woman or Black nonbinary entrepreneur

– have a legally registered business

– plan to seek investor financing in order to scale, now or in the future

– have a scalable, high-impact solution or idea with the ambition to be the next billion dollar business

If this sounds like you, send a quick email to with your name, the name of your business, and your business website. There is no need to include any additional information, as it will not be reviewed. Grantees will be chosen at random. Applications are rolling. SoGal Foundation, Winky Lux and Bluemercury will be making at least (2) $10K and (2) $5K cash grants in June 2020, and we intend to continue growing the grant from there.

If you are a founder, venture capitalist, or leader that wants to contribute in funding a grant to a Black woman or nonbinary entrepreneur, please email 100% of funds donated to this project will be granted directly to these founders.