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YOGA MAT GRANT PROGRAM
We believe that everyone should be able to practice yoga. Unfortunately, not everyone can attend regular yoga classes. Incarceration, illness, and lack of funds, for example, can make it difficult — if not impossible — to access the benefits of this transformative practice.Our Mat Grant Program helps yoga teachers launch and sustain yoga outreach projects. We supply and ship free mats to yoga teachers leading classes that increase access to yoga in their local community.
Mentoring enables people to learn from one another, break down barriers and foster skills and knowledge that can propel individuals to future success. Each year, Chronus will grant one non-profit—with a mission centered around racial equity for Black, Indigenous and/or other communities of color—a three-year contract for Chronus mentoring software and standard services. This grant program aims to be an ally in the pursuit for racial equity and equality in the world in which we work and live.
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.
BLACK PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
The following Black Professional Associations & Organizations hold a variety of networking events and professional development programs to bring like-minded African American professionals together.
Membership is great for meeting new people and continually learning. It’s also good for bolstering the credentials on your Resume and showing that you’re an active, engaged professional in your industry and community.
BLACK BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (BBA)
Founded in 1970, the Black Business Association (BBA), headquartered in Los Angeles, the oldest active ethnic business organization in the state of California, has been committed to ensuring that African American and other diverse business owners benefit from our advocacy efforts to impact, improve and implement policy that improves access to contracting and procurement opportunities with the public and private sector, in addition to providing access to financial resources. The BBA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization celebrating 50 Years of serving the community!
MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
MBDA does not provide loans or grants to start or expand your business. The grants MBDA does provide are to organizations that operate MBDA's Minority Business Centers throughout the United States. These organizations provide business consulting, procurement matching and financial assistance to minority-owned firms.
THE NATIONAL MINORITY SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
The National Minority Supplier Development Council Inc ® (NMSDC®) is one of the country’s leading corporate membership organizations. Whether you’re a small minority-owned organization or a billion dollar powerhouse, we’re committed to helping you solve the growing need for supplier diversity. We do this by matching our more than 12,000 certified minority-owned businesses to our vast network of corporate members who wish to purchase their products, services and solutions. Our corporate membership includes many of the largest public and privately-owned companies, as well healthcare companies, colleges and universities.