Application closed 3.26.2024

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Houston Open for Business Grant program, which aims to impact diverse-led Houston small businesses and non-profit organizations. The new availability of nearly $3 million in grants marks the final phase of the $20 million dollar Open For Business program established in February 2022.

Grant awards will range from $5,000 – $100,000 to support the purchase of tangible assets. The application portal for this grant will open to small businesses and non-profits March 12, at 12:00AM CST. 

The grant application portal closes on March 26th at 11:59PM CST.



Open For Business Round 3 application

The purpose of this grant program is to help diversely owned small businesses and non-profit organizations own more of their assets, such as property, equipment, and technology. It is our belief that ownership allows for greater impact of one’s hard work and investment. We salute small business owners and non-profit organizers for their tremendous efforts to impact our local communities.

This program is made possible by a grant from Wells Fargo’s Open for Business Fund. Additional details of the program will be uploaded and added as new updates continue to evolve. You are welcome to check back for more information regarding this frequently. We strongly encourage you to sign up as a subscriber to the Houston Fund for Social Justice newsletter to have updates delivered directly to your inbox.


Wells Fargo Open for Business Grant Launch


The Houston Fund for Social Justice and Economic Equity announced the launch of the Open for Business Grant portal to distribute $20 million to Houston-area diverse small business and non-profit organizations. 

“Opening this portal is an incredible step towards the progress we initiated in May 2021 when we established the Houston Fund for Social Justice and Economic Equity. We are providing access to much-needed funds for Houston’s small businesses of color and non-profits that focus on leveling the playing field. It will empower their work, allow them to thrive, extend their reach, and support innovation,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “Thanks to corporate partnerships, we have come a long way in a short time and are now funding foundational change in the Houston community.”