Business Resources

Resources and programs for businesses!

Financial Assistance Programs

Women owned businesses) I Fund Women, provides women owned businesses with a list of open grants, please click HERE. Deadline varies.

 

(Chicagoland Area Restaurants) DishRoulette Kitchen 2 Kitchen, grant for minority owned restaurants in the Chicagoland area. For more information please click HERE. Open to undocumented business owners. 

 

Persons with Disabilities – open to all in IL) 2021 Boost Awards, These funds are intended to help boost the success of disabled Illinois entrepreneurs, please click HERE. Deadline is Friday, July 2, 2021.

 

(Women businesses) Stacy's Rise Project, this opportunity is focused on supporting woman founded businesses. For more information, please click HERE.  Deadline is July 9, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. central time.

 

Illinois Humanities COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Recovery Grants, provide funding to humanities and cultural nonprofit organizations. For more information, please click HERE. Deadline is Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

 

(Black owned businesses) NAACP & Bacardi – Backing the Bar, grant and additional resources opportunities. For more information, please click HERE. Deadline is July 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. central.

 

(Chicagoland businesses) Chicago Innovation Awards, for more information please click HERE. Deadline is July 30, 2021.

 

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), NAWBO Awards, They have a number of women business owners awards open such as NAWBO Rising Star Award (NAWBO members and non-members are eligible for the award), please click HERE. Deadline varies but the deadline for Rising Star is July 31, 2021.

 

Metro East businesses) 2021 Metro East Startup Challenge, funding opportunity for startups in the Metro East area of Illinois. For more information please click HERE. Deadline is August 8, 2021.

 

(Quad Cities area nonprofits) Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants, grant for nonprofits to assist them increase their core systems and operations, please click HERE. Deadline September 1, 2021.

Business Resource Organizations