Economic Empowerment

Business Equity Grant Award Recipients

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Below are the Black owned, youth driven businesses & organizations your
contributions helped support.

2021 Grant Recipients:

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February 2021 Grantee

Rendered, Inc.

Rendered Inc. is a 100% Women-owned, Black-owned, College student-run social impact business that works to sell unique apparel vended from thrift stores in an effort to raise awareness about the environmental impact of the fashion industry.  Specifically, Rendered Inc. finds the best rare & unique apparel from second hand/consignment shops to vend to our customers, while giving them the education they need to make more educated and sustainable choices in their everyday lives.

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February 2021 Grantee

The Live Movement

We must LIVE for those who died.  The Live Movement will continue to build a national coalition of students that advocates for the advancement of Historically Black Colleges and University students, and equity in education for Black students nationwide. The Live Movement will work to combat the education disparities that face Black students in America through direct grassroots projects specifically designed for Black youth and through federal advocacy of education policy reform.

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February 2021 Grantee

TripsLips

Now is a great time to add moisture and shine to your lips.  TripLips is a Black owned lipgloss business brought to you by fraternal triplets.  These ambitious young women aspired to become teen-entrepreneurs before graduating high school, and are now taking a chance and here they are!  TripLips specializes in handmade lipgloss and other premium products for the lips.  Shop TripLips for all vegan and cruelty-free lip care products.  Your lips will thank you!

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June 2021 Grantee

Asia Shanice Hair

Asia Shanice Hair is a black owned, hair extension company providing luxury custom machine made wigs.  From hair growth oils, to lace front wigs, Asia Shanice Hair offer a wide variety of custom bundle, closures, and colors of choice.

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June 2021 Grantee

Nikoles Desires

Nikoles Desires is a business of unique handmade bracelets and waist beads. All products made are a celebration of various cultures, from utilizing chakra stones found in Hindi cultures to designing jewelry inspired by the Yoruba Tribe of Nigeria. All products made are to promote body positivity.

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June 2021 Grantee

A.B.C. Child Care Services

Our impact in a child's life can either be big or small.  A.B.C. Child Care Services chooses to make it big impact on our children.  What you instill in a child is carried with them throughout their life. A.B.C. Child Care Services will always be that positive impact in the life of every child who is enrolled in with us.

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Contribute to the Business Equity Fund:

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Every dollar you donate will directly impact someone's dream.