Amplify fund grant
We are pleased to announce that the inaugural grant cycle for the AMPLIFY Fund has commenced! The AMPLIFY Fund is an initiative of Trinity United Methodist Church’s Anti-Racist Allyship. Our mission is to expand the influence of Black-owned businesses by helping to dismantle financial barriers through small-business support.
This grant cycle specifically funds the opportunity for up to eight Black entrepreneurs to employ an hourly Virtual Assistant for three months. Optional guidance by an expert in the field on how to structure work and manage the time of a Virtual Assistant for maximum effectiveness is available at no cost. While most business owners will be working to build earnings capacity for retaining administrative support some may have a specific short-term project that can be accomplished with grant funding.
Please see Grant Guidelines and short Grant Application for more information. A fully completed Grant Application is required to be considered for funding and it must be submitted by midnight on May 31, 2021. Funds distribution begins in June and our field consultant is able to help with Virtual Assistant placements if desired by the business owner.
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EXPANDING BLACK INFLUENCE
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John Common - CEO, Intelligent Demand
Ken Brown, Senior Pastor Trinity United Methodist Church
Systemic Effects of Racism Amplified by Covid-19:
Wealth Gap and the Case for Reparations:
Barriers to Black-owned Businesses:
Expanding Racial Justice in the Workplace:
Video: Rachel Rogers Town Hall Panel on how businesses/organizations can set and reach goals for racial justice: https://helloseven.co/townhall-2/
Challenges to Funding Black-Led Non-profits:
Lack of Black Influence on Boards: