$500 Million Grant Relief Program Available on Wednesday 12/30

$500 Million Grant Relief Program Available on Wednesday 12/30

Covid 19 - Relief for Black Business Owners

Grant Relief Program Available

The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) is administering the $500 million grant program. On November 30th, the Governor and the Legislature approved assistance for grants ranging from $5,0000 up to $25,000 for eligible small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19.

Please be advised: Applications are only open from Wednesday December 30th – Friday January 8th. Visit CAReliefGrant.com now to begin preparing your documents needed to apply.

Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarship Opportunity

Are you looking for financial support as you start your college experience?

The Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce will award scholarships of $ 2,000 each to graduating high school seniors. Scholarships are paid upon verification of college enrollment.

The application must be received by the CSDBCC no later than Friday, September 14, 2018. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

If you have any questions, contact Dr. LaWana Richmond – Scholarship Committee Chair, (619) 796- 3479, info@firyali.com.

Apply today at the following link:


Impact Investing Network Director

Impact Investing Network Director

San Diego Grantmakers is a membership network that connects and activates funders to learn, lead, and invest in our community. They are currently offering a full-time position for an individual who seeks to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others around San Diego County.

San Diego Grantmakers seeks a dynamic Impact Investing Network Director to act as a champion for impact investing in San Diego County with a startup mindset and energy to match. This leader will wake up every morning thinking about how to catalyze exponential growth for the San Diego Impact Investors Network and the capacity and effectiveness of San Diego’s impact investing ecosystem. They’ll go to bed each night confident that they took concrete steps to do so.

For more information, please see the attachment.



Scholarship Opportunity

Youth Scholarship

The deadline for submitting all applications is Friday, September 22nd.

  • Finalists will be notified by Monday, September 25th.
  • Interviews will be scheduled with the selection committee.
  • Awardees will be selected and notified by October 9, 2016.
  • Scholarship awardee(s) are required to attend orientation with their parent or guardian.
  • Awardees are expected to attend our Gala on November 18, 2017, where the scholarships will be officially awarded.
  • Awardees are also expected to participate in at least two of three sessions in Spring 2018.

Dr. Lawanna Richmond is leading this process and will function as the main point of contact for all things scholarship related. If you or anyone you know has a question about the scholarship process, please refer them to Dr. Richmond at lawana.richmond@gmail.com.