Access to Capital Directory for Black Entrepreneurs

A comprehensive database designed to help Black entrepreneurs learn about sources of funding, including equity, loans and grants.

If you’re a Black business owner—whether you’re a startup or a long-time entrepreneur—you know that getting the money you need to operate and grow your business is critical to success. But finding those funds isn’t always easy—and it isn’t easy to tell which type of funding will work for your situation. That’s why Bank of America and Seneca Women created this Access to Capital Directory. It puts at your fingertips hundreds of organizations providing funding for Black-owned businesses across the U.S.

A good place to start is to learn how to use this Directory and to learn more about the types of capital included by visiting the About page. You can also start your search using the Search Tool below.

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Featured Sources of Capital

ACE (formerly Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs)

CDFI

$50,000

As Georgia’s largest small-business-focused community development loan fund, ACE catalyzes entrepreneurial growth through financing and education, with a focus on women, people of color, and low- to moderate-income business owners.

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One Planet Group

Angel, Venture Capital

Seed

One Planet Group is infused with core foundational values which promote diversity and inclusion, unity, service to humanity, and excellence in all things—to which the entire management team is committed.

Force For Good Fund

Crowdfund, Venture Capital

Growth Stage

The Force for Good Fund invests in women and people of color-owned,“Best for the World” B Corporations (i.e., companies that score in the top 10% of B Corps worldwide).

William Mann, Jr. Community Development Corporation

CDFI

Later Stage • $100,000

At William Mann Jr. CDC, we understand that each of our clients have a unique need that calls for a customized loan program. Based on your need, we can help find the right loan program for you.

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Collab Capital

Venture Capital

$750,000

Collab Capital was founded by three experienced founders, operators, and investors who collectively decided to solve the problem of capital access for Black entrepreneurs.

General Catalyst

Venture Capital

Early Stage, Later Stage, Seed • $2,000,000

The GC team embraces our responsibility to create a sense of belonging for all races, genders and backgrounds across our industry, while bearing in mind that as a firm, we must create greater access—to capital, to the critical resources that transform an idea into a sustainable business, and to mentorship.

News

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Macy’s is investing $30 million in minority-owned businesses

The store chain will provide funding to businesses run by founders in the retail industry, says the New York Times.

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Current small-business grants for women and minority entrepreneurs

Small Business Trends rounds up the latest opportunities that can help level the entrepreneurial playing field.

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What you can learn from one Black woman founder’s successful pitch deck

Insider shows the step-by-step from Osahon Ojeaga, cofounder of hair extension startup Nourie, which raised $2.5 million in seed money.

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Resources

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Business 101

Tools for Small Businesses

Whether you need information about finance or optimizing your operations, these resources from Bank of America can help you do the next right thing for your business.

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Loan Sources

U.S. Small Business Administration Loans

An SBA loan from Bank of America offers easier qualifications and lower down payments than most standard loans.

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