GEN Small Business Grants Program
Connecting Founders With Capital


GEN's Small Business Grants Program (SBGP), with the support of generous partners and sponsors, provides direct financial support to founders around the world. Since launching in 2020 in response to entrepreneur needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the program has administered over USD 15 million in grants.

These funds have helped founders navigate the darkest days of the pandemic crisis, and the program continues to support entrepreneurs, particularly those from historically-underrepresented communities, with grants to overcome challenges and scale businesses.  

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Recent News

February 13, 2023 - Baltimore-Area Entrepreneurs: Apply for a $20,000 Small Business Grant

January 18, 2023 - From Diplomacy to Entrepreneurship: How One Entrepreneur is Changing Her Field from the Outside-In

November 16, 2022 - Round 4 of Small Business Growth Fund Offers $25k Grants to Founders in USA

November 9, 2022 - GEN Joins FedEx and Hello Alice to Announce Recipients of FedEx Entrepreneur Fund, Awarding $300,000 to Entrepreneurs

October 19, 2022 - $1 Million in Grants Awarded to Underrepresented Founders

October 17, 2022 - 20 Women Tech Entrepreneurs Awarded $50,000 to Take Their Next Big Step

August 29, 2022 - GEN Partners with FedEx and Hello Alice to Launch Fund for Military Entrepreneurs and Those With Disabilities

July 18, 2022 - New Funding Round Offers $20,000 Grants to Maryland, USA Small Businesses

June 23, 2022 - Grants Up to $50,000 Available to Women Entrepreneurs Leading Tech-Enabled Companies

June 16, 2022 - $2,000,000 In Grants Awarded To 100 Small Businesses In Baltimore, USA Area 

June 14, 2022 - Five Businesses Receive $5k Grants Through Local Business Support Fund

June 6, 2022 - GEN Partners with Antares Capital + Hello Alice to offer $20,000 Grants to Entrepreneurs in the USA

June 6, 2022 - 49 Women Entrepreneurs Receive $10K Grants from KKR, Hello Alice and GEN

May 23, 2022 - Grant Supports Rural UK Business Growth

March 8, 2022 - GEN Partners with KKR and Hello Alice to Launch $10,000 Grants For Female Founders

February 28, 2022 - Baltimore-Area Entrepreneurs Invited to Apply for $20K Small Business Grants

December 6, 2022 - Entrepreneur Spotlight on Zuzana Warner: Embracing the New Normal in Hospitality

October 5, 2021 - GEN Administers More Than $7M in Pandemic Relief to Startups