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Monday, October 20, 2014

Ronald McDonald House Charities Global Grants

Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities Global Grants program awards millions of dollars to organizations who focus on providing access to health care for children. Non-profit organizations whose work improves the health and lives of children around the world may apply.

Requests for grants are reviewed quarterly. Eligible organizations must be nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations whose global programs help improve the health and well being of children under 18. All organizations who apply for a grant must already be self-sustaining. Funding can be requested to support specific programs.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Nebraska Offering $20,000 Grants to Boost Small Business Exports

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development just announced a new grant program for small Nebraska businesses who want to increase their export business. The grant program is called The International Market Access Grant program and its aim is to help small businesses reach international markets.

The program will provide reimbursement for eligible expenses for small companies located in Nebraska. Eligible expenses include those related to participation in export-related activities. This can include trade missions, international sales trips, participating in U.S. Department of Commerce business matchmaking programs, and international advertising and marketing that requires the use of translating and printing services.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Business Start-Up and Expansion Grant Offers the Best of Both Worlds for Small Businesses in Alabama

Virtual Entrepreneurship Center
A new program called the Business Start-Up and Expansion Grant offers Alabama small business owners, or those who want to start a business of their own, the best of both worlds. The program is designed to fund both start-up costs for new business owners, and expansion costs for existing businesses who want to grow.

The program is being offered by Alabama A&M, Auburn and Tuskegee Universities who formed The Virtual Entrepreneurship Center (VEC), an online entrepreneurship certification program. The certification program is required to complete before applying for a grant. The purpose of the certification program is to ensure that entrepreneurs develop the skills and knowledge needed in order to become successful entrepreneurs. The certification program is free and takes about one month to complete.

Friday, October 10, 2014

InvestMaryland Challenge Awarding $100,000 Grants to Innovative Startups

The InvestMaryland Challenge is a business challenge competition open to Maryland, U.S. and international companies. Four winning companies will each receive a $100,000 business grant plus free business services.

Awards will be based on four categories with one winner in each category: IT hardware/software, Defense and Security, Life Sciences and Sustainability and Exploration.

Monday, October 6, 2014

ADP Canada Launching It's Third Annual Small Business Grant Contest

ADP Canada

For the third consecutive year, ADP Canada is launching it's annual Small Business Grant Contest. Small businesses in Canada who have up to 99 employees have an opportunity to win a $10,000 small business grant.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

4 Funding Programs Offered to Veteran-Owned Businesses

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), veterans operated more than 2.4 million businesses across the country in 2012. It's good to know that there are funding programs available that provide grants and other funding specifically for veterans to either start or grow a business of their own.

Here are 4:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship® Company Grants

State Farm
True to their theme song, "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there," State Farm does more than provide good insurance. Like a good neighbor, they also support the efforts of other organizations who, like them, want to build stronger and better educated communities.

Grant areas

State Farm focuses on two areas of grant making: safety and education. State Farm is now taking applications from non-profit organizations and others whose programs align with their grant criteria.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

General Motors Helps Non-Profits and Communities Across the Country

GM Foundation
Helping communities across the country is part of what General Motors considers their corporate responsibility. If you are a small business owner and a non-profit organization, General Motors may be able to help.

What GM funds

GM provides grants up to $20,000 and over to non-profit organizations whose work falls within GM funding guidelines. This includes education, health and human services, environment and community development. Businesses who apply for grant money must be prepared to clearly define their mission and goals and how they meet grant guidelines.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Vermont Small Businesses Receive More Than $120,000 in Energy Efficiency Grants

If you are a small business owner (50 employees or less) in the state of Vermont and you have an energy conservation program that needs funding, the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) is one to keep your eye on. Why? Because this program offers grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). They are currently accepting applications for both grants and loans.

Who qualifies

Small (50 or fewer employees) businesses or agricultural producers in Vermont who have programs or processes that improve the environment or conserve energy may apply for the grant. The recent grants totaling $121,855 include federal funds that cover up to 25 percent of project costs. It will be matched with more than $360,000 in other funding.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Awards $305,000 in Small Business Grants

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Four small businesses in the state of Massachusetts recently received grants totaling $305,000 from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. The businesses received the grants as part of Massachusetts' MassCEC's IncubateMass Program.

All four companies are considered what is known as incubators. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center describes incubator businesses as those who accelerate the successful development of start-up companies by providing entrepreneurs with an array of targeted resources and services, including mentoring, specialized equipment, affordable work space, business facilities, educational series and networks.
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