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BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color)

Pantries and Food Banks

Great Plains Food Bank
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota

Listed are all food pantries located across all 53 counties in North Dakota. Find the one nearest you if you are in need of food assistance.

Indigenous Arts and Entrepreneurship Grant

NDN Collective
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • The Fund will provide grants of up to $5,000 to ease these current hardships in this time of economic uncertainty.
  • All art forms and genres are eligible.
  • Eligibility requirements are included in the program.

Native American Development Center COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants

ND Native American Development Center
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • Helps Native Americans in the Bismarck, Fargo, and Grand Forks areas who need assistance with housing and temporary shelter due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

AACDMV Emergency Fund
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • This fund is for US-based BIPOC artists and administrators. This is a ONE-TIME micro grant of $200.

Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund

Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • At this time, we are able to give the minimum of $100 and a maximum of $500
  • This fund is for queer writers of color only, not organizations or nonprofits, who are in need of financial assistance right now

PayPal Empowerment Grants for Black Businesses Program

Association for Enterprise Opportunity
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • Receive up to $10,000 in funds
  • Funds can be used for: layoff aversion, repairing property damage, covering operational costs, new products and services, marketing to customers
August 31, 2020

Indigenous Arts and Entrepreneurship Grant

NDN Collective
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • The fund is designed to provide grants to Indigenous artists and entrepreneurs who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Fund will provide grants of up to $5,000 to ease these current hardships in this time of economic uncertainty.
  • All businesses under 500 employees, including both registered and unregistered businesses, self-employed businesses and independent contractors, and consultants.

Emerging Entrepreneur Loan Program

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
Minnesota
  • The minimum amount provided by DEED for a loan is $5,000 and the maximum is $150,000.
  • The program will finance a variety of start-up and expansion costs, including normal expenses such as machinery and equipment, inventory and receivables, working capital, new construction, renovation, and site acquisition. Financing of existing debt is not permitted.

The Doonie Fund

Digital Undivided
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

The Doonie Fund makes micro investments in Black women entrepreneurs. Founded by digital undivided CEO, Kathryn Finney, the fund is named after her grandmother, Kathryn “Doonie” Hale, who inspired her entrepreneurial journey and encouraged her to stay in the arena.

Since its inception on April 5th, 2020, the fund has invested in over 500 black women entrepreneurs.

Grant Writing Support

The Nice Center
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
North Dakota
  • Support in locating funding resources for your organization
  • Grant writing services and administrative support in applying for funding

Indian Business Loan Program

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
Minnesota
  • Loan proceeds may cover start-up and expansion costs, including normal expenses such as machinery and equipment, inventory and receivables, working capital, new construction, renovation, and site acquisition. Financing of existing debt is not permitted.

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