Black BRAND Receives $750,000 Grant from Rockefeller Foundation to Support Local Businesses
Black BRAND has been awarded a $750,000 grant from The Rockefeller Foundation to support local businesses in the city of Norfolk, Va.
The Rockefeller Foundation grant will allow Black BRAND to provide funding, resources, and support to 100 Norfolk-based African American and Latinx companies. In addition, Black BRAND will help ensure the long-term sustainability of under-serviced minority businesses as part of its B-Force Accelerator — a program designed to assist entrepreneurs with accessing capital and necessary training over three years.
About B-Force Accelerator
B-Force Accelerator is a 12-week intensive for black-owned early-stage businesses to prepare them for capital access that also provides free legal (key business document preparation and advising), accounting (quickbooks training, tax preparation, financial statements and projections), and marketing resources (website development, branding assistance, social media planning, etc.).
About Black BRAND
Black BRAND is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that stands for Business Research Analytics Networking and Development. Black BRAND’s mission is to promote group economics through professional development and community empowerment. The organization seeks to transform the local, regional, and national community through unity, education, access, opportunity, and development. Black BRAND helps build scalable businesses that employ qualified staff and leverage tomorrow’s technology; advances partner’s missions by building valuable connections; and anchors families and communities in strong values while competing on a global level. For more information on Black BRAND, please visit www.blackbrand.biz
About The Rockefeller Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation has built a reputation as a trailblazer that convenes unlikely partnerships and sparks innovations for transformative change. Our list of greatest achievements is long. We founded the modern field of public health, developed a vaccine to help control yellow fever, and worked to combat hookworm in the U.S. and malaria in Italy, funded urban visionary Jane Jacobs, and catalyzed a Green Revolution.