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Barter Black Subscription Grant


Applications Opened January 1, 2024


Unlock Potential, Foster Growth

At Barter Black®, our mission transcends beyond mere transactions. We're committed to empowering Black entrepreneurs, providing them with the tools and resources essential for success. The Barter Black® Subscription Grant is a testament to this commitment, designed to support and elevate early-stage, Black-owned businesses.



  • Open to Black-owned, for-profit and non-profit businesses.

  • Must be at least 22 or older.

  • Business must be registered and operational for 3 years or less.

  • Applicant must be over 21 years of age.


Application and Award Timeline

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Application Fee is $19 AND you get access to 1 month of our Exclusive Grant List

  • Deadlines quarterly:

    • Sunday, March 31, 2024 at 11:59PM EST

    • Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 11:59PM EST

    • Monday, September 30, 2024 at 11:59EST

    • Tuesday, December 31, 2024 at 11:59PM EST

  • Notification of awards within two weeks post-quarter.


Grant Vision

This grant is not just financial assistance; it's a stepping stone towards sustainability and growth in the competitive business world. We understand the unique challenges Black entrepreneurs face, and our goal is to bridge the gap, offering a platform where dreams turn into tangible success.


Grant Details

  • Quarterly grants awarded to up to 2 businesses.

  • $2,500 in subscription services per recipient.

  • $1,000 in subscription services if the person you referred wins.

  • Reimbursement model: Submit receipts, and we’ll cover the costs.


Payment Disbursement

Upon winning, submit receipts for your business subscription services, and Barter Black® will reimburse you up to $2,500. It's straightforward, with no hidden terms, just our way of contributing to your journey.

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Subscription Grant Application

Please take a moment to fill out the form.

Please note that you must be at least 22 years old when you submit your Barter Black® Subscription Grant Application.

Please read the following policies and confirm your understanding and agreement:
Grant Remittance

The Barter Black® Subscription Grants are paid to grantees as reimbursement for business expenses. Proof of payment or receipts are required before grant funding is released. 

Grantees must submit proofs of payment or receipts to Barter Black® in the calendar year in which a grant is awarded.

Please confirm that you have read and understand Barter Black's Subscription Grant remittance policy.

Applicant Information
Business Information
Pitch Video

Your Opportunity to Shine - Pitch Video Submission

Get ready to captivate us with your pitch video! This is more than just an introduction; it's your chance to bring your business story to life. Here's what we're looking for:

  1. Introduce Yourself and Your Business: Start by giving us a glimpse into who you are and the essence of your business. Make a memorable first impression!

  2. Detail the Problem and Your Innovative Solution: Dive deep into the problem your business addresses. Then, captivate us with your innovative solution – how does it stand out in the market?

  3. Identify Your Target Customer: Show us that you know who your customers are. Describe your target market and how your business meets their needs.

  4. Demonstrate the Potential for Growth: Share your vision for scalability. How is your business poised for future growth?

  5. How Will the Grant Help?: Specifically, tell us about the subscription services you plan to use the grant for and how they will impact and propel your business forward.


Remember, this pitch video is a vital component of your application. It should be clear, engaging, and reflective of your business acumen and potential.


Technical Details:

  • Ensure your video link is public and accessible. It can be hosted on YouTube or any of your social media platforms.

  • Keep your video concise yet informative – ideally, it should be between 2 to 3 minutes.


This is your platform to impress and inspire. Show us the heart of your business and how the Barter Black® Subscription Grant can be a catalyst for your success!

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Referred By

Refer and Increase Your Chances! Don't forget to mention who referred you to the Barter Black® Subscription Grant. It's all about supporting each other in our community.


Here’s How It Works:

  • If you're the lucky quarterly winner, the person who referred you isn't left behind – they'll win too, with $1,000 of their subscription fees reimbursed by Barter Black®.

  • And it gets even better! You can boost your own chances of winning by referring other Black-owned businesses. If someone you referred is selected, you receive a $1,000 subscription reimbursement.

  • So go ahead, refer as many Black-owned businesses as you can, and increase your chances of success. It’s a win-win – you help them, and you help yourself!


Together, let's build a stronger, more connected business community. Every referral counts!

What to expect after you apply

The Barter Black Subscription Grant applications are received on a rolling basis and are awarded quarterly. We will not be contacting all applicants with application feedback.

If your application is selected, you and the person who referred you will be contacted through email from  

Thanks for your interest in the Barter Black Subscription Grant. We love to hear about black-owned businesses creating successful and sustainable businesses to change the statistics we face around the world! 

Thanks for submitting!

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