The Business Development Committee

The Business Development Committee Is dedicated to supporting new and existing Black-owned businesses through community, support, education, and capacity building.

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Explore our Grants

The Be Blac foundation seeks to provide financial support to help our greater business community, not only financially, but with education. To be elgiible for funding from our organization, you must be a Black or BIPOC Led/ Owned Business or Non-Profit, operate within Marion and Polk counties and attend 50% of all business workshops registered with the Secretary or State and attend 50% of all Workshops offered within the Grant Cycle.

Grant Name Grant Summary Grant Type
United Way Covid Relief United Way funding awards are intended to provide support for businesses and organizations who were impacted throughout the pandemic. Funds also available to help start up businesses. For Profit Businesses, Non Profit Organizations and Start Ups
Business Oregon Economic Equity Investment Program Business Oregon Economic Equity Investment Program funding awards are intended to assist businesses In operational funding with a focus on a businesses ability to hire new staff and staff development and business retention. For-Profit Businesses