Grant Amount: $500
Every month, one $500 grant is awarded to an underrepresented founder in the US to invest in their existing business. No strings attached. No equity required. Grant recipients are also eligible to receive an additional end-of-year grant of $2,500.
If you are selected as a Freed Fellow, you will receive a $500 grant. You do not need to repay this money and do not need to give up any equity in your business. You can use these funds however you want to grow your business. We only ask you help spread the word by sharing news of your selection on social media and be a guest on our weekly podcast.
Each Freed Fellow will receive a complimentary half-hour strategy session with a business expert (valued at $250) to help you strategize the best way to make the biggest impact on your business with the grant funds.
The Freed Studio is a safe and supportive space for emerging entrepreneurs to receive the mentorship, learn the skills, and build the support network they need for business success. Yearly membership normally costs $499 per year. Each Freed Fellow will receive complimentary membership for one year in the business studio.
All Freed Fellows will be considered for an additional $2,500 grant at the end of the year.