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Houston partners with Wells Fargo to launch $20M grant portal aimed at equity in business

On Aug. 9 at 9 a.m., a new $20 million Open for Business grant portal will launch through a partnership between Wells Fargo and the city of Houston.
The portal, funded by Wells Fargo, is intended to help small businesses and nonprofits thrive again in the city and is part of Houston’s Fund for Social Justice and Equity, which works to invest in resources that benefit communities of color.
The portal was announced during a July 26 press conference…

Mayor Turner, Wells Fargo announce launch of $20M grant for small, diverse businesses, non-profit organizations in Houston area

Houston Fund for Social Justice and Economic Equity Honorary Board Chair Mayor Sylvester Turner, along with Wells Fargo and Black Houston business and civic leaders, announced the launch of the Open for Business Grant portal to distribute $20 million to Houston-area diverse, small businesses and non-profit organizations.

According to a release, the grant will be distributed over a…

Mayor Turner, Verizon announce $300K grant donation to further support entrepreneurship at TSU, diverse-owned small businesses

Mayor Sylvester Turner joined Verizon Foundation leadership to announce a $300,000 grant donation to the Houston Fund for Social Justice and Economic Equity.

The funds will further support entrepreneurship education at Texas Southern University and diverse-owned small businesses within the community, the release stated…

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