We are thrilled to share with you the 25 recipients of our $10K COVID-19 relief grants for women-owned businesses!
Last month, GingerBread Capital established a $250,000 grant fund to provide financial relief to women small-business owners facing hardships due to the coronavirus crisis. Teaming up with IFundWomen, we solicited applications from May 7-20, from women running “Main Street” businesses in 14 of the hardest hit states who were doing all they could to keep their doors open.
The response was overwhelming — in just two weeks, we received more than 900 applications, from amazing women all over the US who shared their stories, hopes and dreams, and challenges with us. After careful and thoughtful vetting with the help of our partners at IFundWomen, we selected these 25 fantastic entrepreneurs operating some of the best small businesses in America.
Our grant recipients run local restaurants, cleaning services, hair salons, health & wellness practices, and other small enterprises that typically don’t wind up on the radars of venture capitalists but that are vital to fueling the engine of our country’s economy. And what our grantees all have in common are the characteristics we value in our women founders — grit, resilience, determination, and a spirit that never, ever gives up.
Watch our “sizzle reel” to learn more about our grant program. Then, scroll down to meet all of our grant recipients and click on the links to visit their individual crowdfunding campaigns on the IFundWomen platform and help continue supporting their businesses.