Vistaprint, the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation & NAACP have announced the formation of the Power Forward Grant. The grant will provide $25,000 grants to Black-owned small businesses across New England.
In addition to funds, the Power Forward Small Business Grant program will provide opportunities to be featured on national co-branded platforms, as well as receiving design and marketing assistance customized to their specific needs to help their business grow and thrive.
The launch of the Power Forward Small Business Grant is the first collaborative initiative under this partnership and an extension of Boston Celtics United for Social Justice, a multi-focus commitment to addressing racial injustice and social inequities in the Greater Boston area.
Qualified applicants must be Black-owned small businesses with 1 to 25 employees and be based in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, or select areas of Connecticut.
This grant will be a great lifeline for those in need. Shoutout to all the parties involved for making this happen.