The BALSA Grant Program to help First-Time Entrepreneurs (US)
The BALSA Foundation is seeking applications for the BALSA Grant Program to help first-time entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground.
The Premium Grants Database
Early Grant Information for NGOs
BALSA Grant finalists receive:
Free (non-dilutive) cash grant of $1,000.
The Learning Series, a 10-week comprehensive entrepreneur training program that helps participants realize their potential, introduces them to the St. Louis business ecosystem and brings them industry experts every week that also includes one on one time with each presenter after the session.
(Valued at $20,000+ in In-kind professional services.
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USD $250,000 to $2 million funding available for each selected partner to address Covid-19 impact in select countries
Funding provided through capital support for community development projects
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Small Grant Fund for protecting endangered animal species
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Grant Opportunity to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and Future Pandemics
Submit Inspiring Projects that drive Long-term Economic, Social, and Environmental Sustainability
Rapid-Response Fund for CSOs working on Women’s Empowerment
US Funding for Justice, Social Inclusion, empowerment of the vulnerable and freedom from violence
Small Seed Funding and Fellowship for young African leaders for leading social ventures
The BALSA Grant is designed for first-time St. Louis entrepreneurs wanting to start or grow their early-stage business in St. Louis. They welcome applications from all business sectors, and from non-profit as well as for-profit organizations.
Being under the age of 18.
Having started a successful business before. They wish to exclude serial entrepreneurs and those who were or are making a living from a business they started.
Having received any outside equity investment, significant outside funding, or a previous BALSA Grant. Financial support from the founders, their family, and personal friends is OK.
Living outside of the greater St. Louis area. Their aim is to help those in the St. Louis region, broadly defined as residing or operating within 25 miles of St. Louis City Hall.
Important: They will not review applications that are outside of the word limits described in the application (1300-1800 characters per section).
For more information, visit http://www.balsafoundation.org/balsa-grant