Support for LGBTQ+ BIPOC Businesses

We are investing in Minneapolis LGBTQ BIPOC owned businesses. Apply today!

About the Fund

Quorum and PFund Foundation are offering a capacity building grant paired with education sessions and technical support to Minneapolis LGBTQ+ BIPOC owned businesses impacted by the protests following the murder of George Floyd and the outbreak of COVID-19.

Our community Review Committee will select 15 business that meet our guidelines to receive a $5,000 grant and 3-5 education sessions with complementary technical support to help re-invigorate impacted businesses.

To qualify, your business must,

  • Be located in Minneapolis
  • Be owned (minimum 50%) by persons who meet ALL of the following criteria:
    • LGBTQ+
    • BIPOC
    • Business in operation before February 1, 2020

In addition to the $5,000 grant, recipients will be offered a series of hour-long education sessions on topics important to business development, such as human resources, finances, legal, and technology. Following each education session, recipients can sign-up for a free 1-hour consultation with the session consultant to receive advice and strategies unique to their business.

The goal of this fund is to build capacity and invest in our diverse business community. This program is offered due to support from the Minneapolis Foundation.

Key Dates

  • January 18, 2021 - Application Opens

  • Deadline Extended to February 21st @ 10 PM - Application Closes

  • Announcement of Recipients: Early-to-Mid March

Frequently Asked Questions

We will contact you in Mid-February if your application was or was not selected.

When you submit via Google Forms, you would have been brought an application submission page. If you are concerned that we did not receive your application, please email us.

The purpose for these funds is to re-invigorate and support Minneapolis LGBTQ+ BIPOC Businesses. We have a question in the application which allows you to share more information the ownership structure of your business to help clarify your role.

Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 10:00 PM.

Unfortunately, not at this time.

Yes, you are welcome to apply but please share information about the business activities you do.

Please contact us at PFund Foundation to coordinate other method for application.  For more information, email Aaron, [email protected].

Please email Aaron, [email protected]. Please allow time before the deadline for email responses.

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