Many lenders, non-profits, and corporations in Oregon are committed to offer free grants as well as loans to female or minority owned businesses. There is financial aid as well as counseling (free advice) for Latinos, Black, Asian, LGBTQ, veteran, and other minority small businesses or startups. Find more information below on loans and grants near you.
A priority is on ensuring women and minority owned companies have the capital they need. There is assistance programs for small businesses as well as startups or mid-sized companies in Oregon. The free grants as well as loan programs are combined with ongoing support including 9but not limited too) free counseling; mentoring; technical assistance; sales help; workshops; networking opportunities and much more.
Black, female owned, Asian, and other disadvantaged groups can apply for help from the programs below. While many are based in Portland or Eugene, grants or low cost loans are available statewide.
Small business loans or free grants for females or minorities in Oregon
The list below is updated daily. New grant resources as well as loans (from lenders, banks, the government, foundations, or charities) will give priority to the disadvantaged.
Over $60 million in free grants is being given out to black owned businesses. The state of Oregon is partnering with and The Contingent as well as The Black United Fund to disburse funds. The money can pay operating expenses, cover rent, inventory and other bills. Each qualified business may be given thousands of dollars. Read more or apply. https://www.bufor.org/