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76 Million Dollars In Grants From The Communities Foundation Of Texas

January 8, 2014 in business grants | Comments (0)

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The Communities Foundation of Texas has awarded more than one billion dollars since it started functioning in 1953. The foundation handed grant money for non-profit organizations in the areas of health care, education, arts and social services. Only in the past year, the foundation awarded $76 million in charitable grants.

The Communities Foundation of Texas is able to aid and support the needs of communities throughout North Texas, mainly through donations from individuals and organizations from all over the world.

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The foundation handles more than 900 funds for charity, and there are three primary areas for organizations to apply for a grant: Caruth Foundation Grants (that focus on medical and scientific research, education and public safety); Community Impact Grants (that focus on helping low-income families and middle-school youth); and Letter of Inquiry Grants (that include various areas such as health, elderly, environment and even animals).

Organizations applying for one of the grants must meet these eligibility criteria:

  • Non-profit organization
  • Located in Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, Denton or Rockwall Counties inTexas
  • Also can apply – organizations who have at least 50 percent of their employees living in one or more of these counties


Amazing Small Business Grant Opportunity From Google!

September 12, 2013 in business grants | Comments (0)

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Are you an entrepreneur looking for funds to support your inventions? Or maybe you’re a small business that needs some advertising funds? If you said yes to one of these questions, then Google might have the answers for you.

Google recently announced they will provide two grant programs to help small businesses and entrepreneurs. The first grant is called Gadget Ventures and the other is Google AdWords, both grants provide funding for small business owners.

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The Google Gadget Ventures is a new program that was just introduced recently. This program is aimed for entrepreneurs who invent gadgets. To get this grant of $5,000, entrepreneurs need to register a gadget in the Google gadgets directory and to receive 250,000 page views each week. This grant money would help them develop their product. In addition, they would also be eligible for seed investments of $100,000 to start building their own company.

The Google AdWords is an advertising service that is offered at no cost up to $300 a month through this business grant program. This advertising program lets businesses have their ads appear on Google searches, working by keywords typed by surfers. Whenever a person uses a certain keyword in his searches, the company’s ads will appear.


Check Out This Business Grant At Jackson Mississippi

August 11, 2013 in business grants | Comments (0)

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It’s not uncommon for a lot of small businesses to encounter financial difficulties, and a lot of times, the owners give up too soon and close the business. If you find yourself in this situation, you should know that there are some ways to get back on your feet and get financial help, like loans, subsidies or grants from the government.

coins and cash billsIf your business is located at Mississippi, you should really explore the grant offered by the Chamber of Commerce. It is the second year that they offer 5 grants, $2,500 each, to help the growth and expansion of small businesses.

Small businesses would be considered eligible if they are members of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, and have less than 50 employees. The funds are raised from contributions from companies and corporations interested in the growth and development of small businesses in Jackson County.

After getting the grant, the owners can use the money to any improvement for their store, new equipment, advertising and marketing campaigns, or new display and furniture. This grant can be a great opportunity to help your business grow, so be sure to look at it and don’t miss this chance.


Connecticut Offers Grants For Small Businesses To Expand Their Workforce

July 30, 2013 in business grants | Comments (0)

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The state of Connecticut is aiming to help small businesses in its region by allocating grants to businesses under 100 employees to hire and train new workers. The grant called Subsidized Training and Employment Program (Step Up), and will stand on up to $12,500 per business.

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The grant program is offered by the Connecticut Department of Labor and is aimed to expand Connecticut’s job market. To be eligible for the grant, a business has to have less than 100 employees, reside in Connecticut and be in business for at least one year.

The “Step Up” grant includes two programs, the “Small Manufacturer Training Program” and the “Wage Subsidy Program”. The Small Manufacturer Training Program covers the cost for training a new employee for six months, and is up to $12,500. The Wage Subsidy Program would cover the costs of a new employee up to 180 days, and is up to $12,000.


Philadelphia Offers a Unique Small Business Grant

July 24, 2013 in business grants | Comments (0)

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Non profit organizations in Philadelphia aiming to serve low-income residents of Philadelphia, can now enjoy a grant to help them fulfill their dream. The Philadelphia Foundation helps local citizens to build the community by establishing their own businesses throughout Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester and Philadelphia counties.

To get a grant the organization must be non-profit, at least three years old and with operating budgets not exceeding $10 million (priority given to organizations with less than $5 million operating budget). The grants range from $3,000 to $40,000 and the business must be located in one of the five Philadelphia counties.

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The Foundation’s aim is to help those non-profit organizations that offer services for the community, usually free of charge, for low income populations. Such services can be family centers, legal aid, community development, and even arts and culture foundations.

The purpose of the grant money is for activities related to the mission of the business or capital campaigns and awards. Each grant is up to 8 percent of the organization’s operating budget, maximum amount of $40,000.


Check Out The Livestock Grant Program In Minnesota

July 18, 2013 in business grants | Comments (0)

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red farm barnAre you a new farmer living in Minnesota? If so, you might be eligible for a grant that the state is offering. The state of Minnesota started this grant 4 years ago to help farmers expand their small business. The grant, called “the livestock investment grant program”, can really help farmers in their first steps.

The grant is targeted mainly towards new farmers, or farmers that taken over the family farm and business. Farmers with more experience are also eligible, but are less likely to receive the grant.

Small family farms are gradually disappearing, since they have to compete with large industrial farms that produce most of the state’s production. The state of Minnesota decided to help new farmers, and those who are taking over the family farm. The recipients can use the grants’ money for modernizations and improvements.

Since the beginning of the year, close to 100 small farms received help through this grant. Farmers aged 35 and younger who had been farming for less than 10 years got approximately 75 percent of the $1.1 million in grant awards.


Interesting Business Opportunity In Texas

July 7, 2013 in business grants | Comments (0)

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The state of Texas recently announced on a special grant program, aimed for emerging technology businesses. Small businesses in any of these following fields could get a huge help with this funding. The business has to be located in Texas and focus on emerging technology in these sections: energy, computer and software technology, medicine, biotechnology, defense, aerospace, petroleum refining and chemical processes.

Also, the business must focus on commercial products, and at least 85 percent of the company’s employees and contractors must live in Texas in order to be eligible. Plus, 85 percent of their suppliers must have their principal place of business in Texas – this is because the business must have some economic impact that affects the state of Texas.

The state also offers a research grant for small businesses that partner with universities and focus on emerging-technology research and development that will have a significant impact on the Texas economy, like a major medical or scientific breakthrough. Businesses that partner with more than one institution of higher education or private company would have a greater chance to get approval for the grant.

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Small Agriculture Businesses In Rural Areas Can Now Get A Helpful Grant

June 27, 2013 in business grants | Comments (0)

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A new grant program issued by the Department of Agriculture can now help many small agriculture businesses in rural areas at the U.S. The grant offers financial help for small companies and farmers in the hope of improving their business. Certainly, a grant of $200,000 will definitely help those farmers in need.

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Applicants will be considered as qualified if they are cooperatives, groups of cooperatives, or cooperative development centers; and the members of the cooperatives must include mainly people from socially disadvantaged groups. An application has to be received by July 10, 2013.

The definition of agricultural socially disadvantaged groups is that these will be small farmers, loggers, ranchers, agricultural harvesters or fishermen. Their annual gross sales should be under $250,000, and they should be residing in towns with populations of 50,000 or less.

The service these farmers or small businesses are offering must have a significant impact on rural communities. Such services can be business development, market research, legal advice, product improvement or market plan development. The assistance provided must result in increased production, expansion of market or any other significant result.


Special Grants For High Tech Businesses In Rochester

June 12, 2013 in business grants | Comments (0)

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Starting up a new business is tough, and if you are handling it alone, without many resources, it’s a lot harder. Especially if you’re trying to start a business in the high-tech field, where most companies have solid backs and fat bank accounts. Still, you should not be discouraged, as there are some ways to get the necessary capital to start up your own business.

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Grants, for instance, are a great source to fund a small business. The government allocates funds for grants in many different areas, and starting a business is one of them. An interesting grant developed at Rochester, New York, offers up to $30,000 for high tech businesses.

The grant money can be used for acquiring business property and interior and exterior property improvements, fixtures and furniture, and working capital. The greatest thing about these grants is that they are gifts, so unlike loans, you will not need to repay them.

These grants are offered to businesses that meet the qualifications, and reside at Rochester or plan to move their business to Rochester.


Federal Grant For Small Businesses In New Jersey

June 5, 2013 in business grants | Comments (0)

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Hurricane Sandy left many businesses completely out of order or smashed to the ground. Now, business owners in New Jersey finally got some good news: The government allocated a grant plan for $460 million to help small businesses get back on their feet.

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New Jersey’s state Economic Development Authority will be in charge of issuing and distributing the grants to accepted applicants. The grant program, named “Stronger New Jersey Business grant program”, will aid small businesses whose damage was $5,000 or more.

As it is stated, both for and non profit businesses may apply, and no doubt that this grant program is a welcomed relief for over 300 New Jersey small business owners who requested help.

The grants are up to $50,000 per location, and businesses with multiple locations that were damaged can receive up to $250,000. Note that only one application is needed.