By supporting financial education and literacy programs, mentoring and training for diverse small business owners and individuals, particularly underrepresented individuals and families, we will help build inclusive economic growth and empowerment.

  1. Support for underrepresented and economically vulnerable small business owners and entrepreneurs through our “Backing Small” initiative, including grants, mentoring support, and technical assistance through established community partnerships. Programs include:
    • Inclusive Backing
    • Coalition to Back Black Businesses
    • Backing Historic Small Restaurants
    • Backing International Small Restaurants
    • Blueprint: Backing BIPOC Businesses in Canada
    • First Nations Business Growth Program in Australia
  2. Financial literacy education, training, and mentoring for underrepresented individuals and families to build financial awareness, fiscal acumen and success, including at school age grades 5-12, during higher education, or when individuals are entering/re-entering the workforce.

Visit How to Apply for a Grant for more information.