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Unfinished Business Grant

Grants to USA Minority-Owned Businesses for
Support in the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Crisis

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Deadline Date:

07/01/20 11:59 PM EST


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Grants to USA and territories minority-owned businesses for relief and support in the aftermath of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Funding is intended to support small businesses that are owned by Latinx, Asian, and Black individuals. Grant funds may be used for operating expenses, rent or mortgage, utilities, and payroll.

Black, Asian, and Latinx business owners have always had to overcome great obstacles to success. And in the era of COVID-19, these individuals are fighting harder than ever against a range of inequalities that stand in their way. Hennessy is launching Unfinished Business, a new program that will provide urgent funding and access to vital resources for the small business owners who bind local communities together.

Financial compensation can only be used towards one of these accepted business expenses:

  • Payroll Expenses
  • Operating Expenses (Insurance, etc.)
  • Rent
  • Mortgage Payments
  • Utilities

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 190819

Estimated Size of Grant:

The designated non-profit partner will award a lump-sum fund of $5,000 or $15,000 on a rolling basis based on date of completed application until the total donation amount ($800,000 per non-profit) is depleted.
Donations will be distributed in the following amounts based on the following criteria:
- $5,000 for businesses with 1-15 employees and revenues of $1M or less
- $10,000 for business with 16-30 employees and revenues of $2M or less
- $15,000 for businesses with 31-50 employees and revenues of $3M or less

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet all of these requirements to be considered for financial compensation.
- Black, Asian, and/or Latinx small-business owner
- Business is registered in the U.S. and its territories as a legal entity, with a valid EIN number
- Applicants must have a physical U.S. address (No P.O.Box)
- Annual sales not to exceed $3 million
- Total employees not to exceed 50
- Owner at least 21 years of age
- Have been in business for at least two years as of March 2020
- Does not have a alcohol beverage license
- To receive this funding, must have a bank account that accepts electronic transfers
- In the spirit of Hennessy's ethos 'Never Stop, Never Settle', your business intends to support the community in the future

Pre-Application Information:

Only completed applications received during the application open dates will be considered. Initial round application open dates are from 9:00am EST on June 22, 2020, to 11:59pm EST on July 1, 2020.

Completed forms will be processed in the order they are received, and reserves will be used as deemed appropriate by the community partner.

One form entry allowed per business, as defined by the EIN. Owners with multiple businesses may only enter one of their businesses. In the case an owner with multiple businesses receives multiple grant offers, only one may be accepted.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

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