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Grant Amount: $10,000


Starting August 1, 2022, eligible small businesses can apply to The Entrepreneurial Spirit Fund by SIA Scotch. Eleven recipients  will each receive a $10,000 grant plus mentorship with Carin Luna-Ostaseski, the founder of SIA Scotch Whisky and a first-generation Cuban American who overcame a myriad of challenges during her entrepreneurship journey. Apply and share with us how a grant would grow your business and help you achieve the unexpected.

application deadline

The application deadline is September 26th, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. E.T


Eligible businesses must:

  • Be owned 51%+ by person(s) of color
  • Be a for-profit business producing less than $5M in annual revenue
  • Operate and/or conduct business in at least one of the following states: CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, MA, MN, NJ, NV, NY, RI and/or TX
  • NOT be an alcohol beverage retail license holder (such as a bar, restaurant, hotel or store which sells or serves alcohol) or a business which makes alcohol

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Be at least 25 years or older as of November 1, 2022
  • Be the owner or an individual who is legally authorized to bind the Business for purposes of participation in the Program
  • NOT have ownership interest and/or be invested in an alcohol beverage retail license holder (such as a business or establishment which owns a license to make, sell or serve alcohol)
  • NOT be an employee of a retail license holder (such as a bartender or waiter)
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