Crowdfunding Resources


IFundWomen of Color is the go-to funding resource for diverse, early-stage entrepreneurs.  IFundWomen of Color was created with Caress to help diverse entrepreneurs bring their dreams into reality through raising capital via crowdfunding and providing grants, coaching, and the connections needed to launch and grow successful businesses.  

GoFundMe is a donation-based crowdfunding platform. GoFundMe will provide $500 matching micro-grants to support COVID-19 relief to qualifying individuals and businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Start a campaign and raise $500 to be considered for a relief grant.
GoFundMe Small Business Relief Fund Form

Black Girl Ventures

Black Girl Ventures is a social enterprise with a mission to increase capital to black and brown women. BGV is a virtual pitch platform that provides crowdfunded microgrants. Apply to Pitch.

DC Kiva Hub

DC Kiva Hub KIVA is a non-profit crowdfunding platform where entrepreneurs can apply for a 0% interest micro-loan ranging from $1000 to start or expand their small businesses with no credit or collateral requirements.  DC KIVA Hub and DCWBC as a trustee will support clients to start, launch and promote their crowdfunding campaigns!  

Honeycomb Credit Comeback Loans

Honeycomb Credit Comeback Loans  are crowdfunded low interest small business loans between $15,000-$500,000+ for entrepreneurs in the restaurant industry who want to open or reopen a business that closed due to the pandemic.   

Crowdfunding ToolKit

Launching a Crowdfunding Campaign The WDCEP, in partnership with the DC Women’s Business Center , Department of Local and Small Business Development and other partners created this toolkit to help business owners who are interested in utilizing crowdfunding to support or start their business. Learn more about crowdfunding basics, first hand experiences and recommended steps to launch your campaign.   

Check our blog post: How Strategic Crowdfunding Can Help Women Entrepreneurs Navigate A Pandemic

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