Hispanic-Owned Businesses

Supporting Hispanic-Owned Businesses

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We are committed to elevating the success of Hispanic and Latino-owned businesses. Below is a curated list of  fundingprograms, and resources offered by various organizations who support Hispanic and Latino-owned businesses. If you have any resources that should be added to this list, please reach out employerpledge@aarp.org. 

Funding Opportunities

Name Type Description
Accion Loan Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing.
Camino Financial Loan Camino Financial’s mission is to catalyze economic growth within low-to-moderate income communities by empowering small businesses to create new jobs and grow sustainably.
Creciendo Con TikTok, Small Business Grants for Latinx Business Owners Grant TikTok, HHF and partners have partnered to create a $150,000 Grant Fund aimed at expanding and elevating 30 Small Latinx Businesses across the US. celebrating the perseverance, hard work and commitment of Latinx Business Owners as champions of entrepreneurship during the COVID crisis, the fund will grant cash awards of $5,000 each to selected Latinx business owners from across the country who exemplify those business principles championed through TikTok.
Digitalundivided - BIG Accelerator A fast-paced pre-accelerator program for high-potential, Black and Latinx women-led startups.
ELEVATE TOGETHER Accelerator ELEVATE TOGETHER™ powered by Round It Up America® is a nonprofit initiative designed to address systemic discrimination and historical racial disparities in business growth and profitability in Black and Hispanic communities.
Latino Entrepreneurship Fund and Initiative Grant The Latino Entrepreneurship Fund invests in the immense potential of Latino entrepreneurs to advance the economic mobility of our entire community.
The PepsiCo Foundation Hispanic Business Program Grant The PepsiCo Foundation Hispanic Business Program will provide $10,000 grants to 150 Hispanic-owned food and beverage businesses. Eligible businesses must have earned less than $1 million in 2020 and be located in Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Chicago, Miami, Denver, New York City, El Paso, Orlando, Phoenix, Albuquerque, or Las Vegas. Grant applications will be accepted through June 25 at 5:00 pm CDT.
The Rutgers Black and Latino Tech Initiative Accelerator The Black and Latino Tech initiative is a Pre-Accelerator Program developed and sponsored by The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Rutgers Business School and in collaboration with strategic partners of the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem. The mission is to provide Black and Latino startup entrepreneurs with educational training, coaching, mentorship, networking, potential funding, and connection to resources and experts. The program focuses on mentoring startup founders in order to increase the probability of securing admission into an accelerator and/or obtaining seed funding. This Pre-Accelerator Program will not take equity in the participating startups.
Comcast RISE Investment Fun Grant In June 2020, Comcast NBCUniversal announced the development of a comprehensive, multi-year plan to allocate $75 million in cash and $25 million in media over the next three years to fight injustice and inequality against any race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or ability.

Business Expertise

Name Type Description
Grow with Google - Latino Community Training Grow your business or succeed at work with free tools, digital skills training, and hands-on coaching — available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Hispanic Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program (USPTO) Government Agency The Hispanic Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program offers opportunities for independent inventors, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and intellectual property (IP) professionals to learn about resources available to the Hispanic innovation community.
Hootsuite Academy Training Hootsuite's Student Program provides educators and their classrooms free semester access to professional social media tools and resources.
Latino Business Action Network Support Organization LBAN is a national 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with the purpose of strengthening the United States by improving the lives of Latinos. We empower Latino entrepreneurs to grow their businesses through research, education and national ecosystem development. Scroll down to the links below to learn more about our initiatives.
Latinx Hispanic Business Boost Training Free training, tools and insight to help Latinx & Hispanic owned businesses succeed.
LTX Connect Support Organization LTX Connect is a unified platform (one-stop shop) of emerging resources, curated career cross sector opportunities, insights from Latinx leaders and trailblazers, and plug to the ecosystem supporting Latinx led businesses across tech, entertainment, media, and advocacy. Cultura, technology, and community support intersect with purpose – uplift our Latinx community across the U.S.
MEDA Support Organization Rooted in San Francisco’s Mission District, MEDA is advancing a national equity movement by building Latino prosperity, community ownership and civic power.
Minority Business Development Agency Government Agency The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is the only federal agency solely dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of minority business enterprises.
Prospera Support Organization Prospera is an economic development, nonprofit organization specialized in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business. We offer a variety of services especially designed for Hispanic small business owners, to empower them through training, consulting, grants and access to capital.
SCORE for Hispanic Entrepreneurs Support Organization With SCORE by your side, you don't have to go it alone. SCORE has helped countless Hispanic entrepreneurs find success in their small businesses. See how SCORE has helped some of the small business owners start and grow their small businesses. Yours could be the next success story!
Support Latino Business (SLB) Support Organization Started by the community for the community in 2018, Support Latino Business (SLB) is a 501.c3 community-led coalition working to uplift, champion, and resource Latino/x businesses to scale and thrive for generations to come.
Target Accelerator Accelerator Target Accelerators offers a portfolio of programs to help you learn more about retail and how to scale for mass retail shelves. Every Target Accelerator is engineered to unleash our collaborative force and help your business succeed. And whether you’re looking for strategic guidance or looking to expand your knowledge and network, we'll help you get it faster.
Techqueria Support Organization Techqueria is a nonprofit that serves the largest global community of Latinx professionals in tech with 16,000+ members and allies.
The Latin Business Association Support Organization The LBA represents the business interests of over 800,000 Latino-owned businesses in California and is the premier and largest Latin business organization in the nation.
The Latino Coalition Support Organization The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies relevant to Latinos. TLC is a nationwide non-profit based in Southern California, with offices in Washington, DC and Mexico.
The Latino Economic Development Center Support Organization Our goal is to drive the economic and social advancement of low to moderate income Latinos and other underserved communities in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Puerto Rico by equipping them with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence and become leaders in their communities.
The Latinx Founders Collective Support Organization The Latinx Founders Collective brings together Latinx founders, investors, and community leaders to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
UnidosUS Support Organization UnidosUS is the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization. Since our founding in 1968, we have contributed to a stronger America by elevating the voice of Latinos, and defending and advancing our community’s concerns.
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Support Organization The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 4.7 million Hispanic-owned businesses. The USHCC team embodies the patriotic spirit and core mission of fostering the growth of American’s business community.