Open Grant Programs for Commercial Vendor

With the current state of the economy, many commercial vendors and business owners are on the verge of closing their establishments. Some others are hoping to support themselves by venturing on to various marketing mechanisms. But you must know that there are funders out there that are willing to help you. Here, we gather together relevant details about the currently open programs for sellers. One of the funding institutions below can possibly help you with your goals.

Eileen Fisher Foundation

The grant is given to inspiring and innovative women entrepreneurs who owned and produce products or provides services that foster environmental and economical health in the community.

Funding Title
2011 Eileen Fisher Business Grant Program for Women Entrepreneurs

Eligibility Requirements
Women who own a for-profit businesses or for-profit/ non-profit hybrids (social enterprises) are eligible for this grant.

Funding Deadline
Deadline for the 2011 grant cycle is yet to be determined

Geographic Focus
Not specified

Range
Grants are available up to $12,500

For further details, please contact us at 1 – (800) 825-2314.

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National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE)

NASE provides business development grants to its members that can be used for marketing, hiring employees, expanding facilities, and other specific business needs. Further, there are also scholarship programs available to the members’ dependents.

Funding Title
NASE Business Development Grant

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants are NASE members (in good standing) that are able to fully describe how a business need could be fulfilled through the grant.

Funding Deadline
Not specified

Geographic Focus
Not specified

Range
$5,000

For further details, please contact us at 1-(800)825-2314.

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Minnesota Department of Agriculture

The grant is intended to encourage the dairy business planning and modernization activities of Minnesota dairy farms.

Funding Title
Minnesota Dairy Business Planning Grant

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants that may apply for funding are existing and start-up Minnesota dairy producers.

Funding Deadline
Not specified

Geographic Focus
Minnesota

Range
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture can provide 50% of eligible project cost up to a maximum of $5,000.

Note: The grant requires a 50% matching funds for the total project cost from sources other than the state of Minnesota

For further details, please contact us at 1-(800)825-2314.

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Idea Cafe

Idea Café award grants to deserving entrepreneurs who is aiming to take their businesses to the next level. This aims to encourage innovative business ideas and promote the spirit of entrepreneurship.

Funding Title
Idea Café’s 11th Small Business Grant

Eligibility Requirements
Applicant must currently own a business or is planning to start one.

Funding Deadline
Deadline for the 2011 competition is yet to be determined

Geographic Focus
Not specified

Range
Grants come in $1,000 amounts.

For further details, please contact us at 1 – (800) 825-2314.

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Caleb Brown Venture Capital, LLC

Caleb Brown Ventures provides seed money to urban professionals who are hoping to start their businesses and rebuild their communities. The firm intends to support talented entrepreneurs who are starting to build their businesses.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicant must be an urban professional with a strong commitment to excellence and growth.

Funding Deadline
Not specified

Geographic Focus
Not specified

Range
Seed money may amount to $150,000

For further details, please contact us at 1-(800)825-2314.

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