2021-2022 HerRise MicroGrant Fund

You can make a difference by donating today to Yva Jourdan Foundation HerRise MicroGrant Fund.

The Yva Jourdan Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)(3) organization, in partnership with Women on the Rise NY, Inc. dba HerSuiteSpot has provided micro-grants and other resources to women of color entrepreneurs since 2017 as a way to assist them in starting or growing a business. Our mission is to strengthen the leadership, power, and voices of young girls and women of color through entrepreneurship.

Prior to the pandemic, women of color account for 50% of all women owned businesses. Black, women entrepreneurs were founding 763 new businesses every day – making them the fastest growing entrepreneur group in America. According the American Express State of Women-Owned Business Report in 2019, over the past five years, the growth in sidepreneurs was two times as high for minority women-owned businesses (65%) compared to all sidepreneur businesses (32%). Yet, they still do not have equal access to the resources they need to grow and be successful.

The HerRise MicroGrant provides financial support to women of color that are often unable to secure funding for their small business. MicroGrants are useful for financing a particular small business
need. Past recipients used their growth grants for computers, equipment, marketing materials, website creation and more. Other resources for the women include membership to HerSuiteSpot's group coaching program.
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