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Celebrate the flavors of African-American, African, and Caribbean cuisine for the 4th annual New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut Black Restaurant Week in partnership with Stella Artois and Feed the Soul Foundation.
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Famous Amos Grant in 2023

The Famous Amos: Ingredients for Success Grant Program is a unique initiative designed to support aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. The program is named after the famous cookie brand, Famous Amos, and its founder, Wally Amos, who is a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist.

The grant program aims to provide financial assistance to individuals who are looking to start or grow their businesses. The grant money can be used for a variety of purposes, such as purchasing equipment, hiring employees, marketing and advertising, and more.

The grant program is open to a wide range of businesses and entrepreneurs, including but not limited to retail, food services, technology, manufacturing, and more. The program is specifically designed to support individuals from underrepresented communities, including minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, and veterans.

The Famous Amos: Ingredients for Success Grant Program is a great opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners to turn their dreams into reality. With the support of Famous Amos and other industry experts, grant recipients will have the resources and support they need to grow and succeed in their businesses.

Find out more and apply




Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia is now hiring!

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Idea to Action: Creating a Winning Business Model

May 3, 2023

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Funding Opportunities

Philadelphia Business Lending Network Incentive Grant

The Philadelphia Business Network Incentive Grant is a pilot program that provides a grant of up to $35,000, up to 50% of each approved loan amount from a Network lender to businesses that meet the eligibility requirements.


  • Owner is a Philadelphia resident and busineis majority owned (51% or more) by persons who are Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian American, or Pacific Islander.
  • Be located in Philadelphia with all required City of Philadelphia licenses and permits.
  • Have an annual revenue of less than $250,000 and be a Micro Enterprise (5 or less employees, including owner)
  • Be in compliance (or in the process) with City of Philadelphia taxes

Apply Here 

PA/NJ Job Creators Quest Grant

The Founders First Job Creators Quest Grant is one of many ways small businesses can apply for the capital needed to grow. Grant money can be used as growth capital to hire or rehire premium wage jobs. Cash infusion can be used to purchase, fix or enhance equipment necessary to help manage growth challenges and scale for the future. Located in PA/NJ


  • Founder identifies as one of the following: Latinx, Black, Asian, Women, LGBTQIA+, Military Veteran, or located in a Low to Moderate Income area
  • Must be a for-profit company with annual revenues between $100K and $3 million
  • Current staff of 2-20 employees with 1+ new premium wage job(s) in the next 12 months

Apply Here

JVS Fund For Women Grant

The JVS Philadelphia Fund for Women provides capital and coaching to women owned enterprises with strong growth potential in Greater Philadelphia. Applications for this round will be accepted through June 1, 2023. You will hear from JVS in early Fall.


  • A women-led, legal entity (with EIN), HQ in Southeastern PA
  • Minimum of 2 years in business
  • Most recent two years had a net profit
  • Team of at least 2 full-time staff
Apply Here


 The Independence Public Media Foundation (IPMF) is pleased to announce the 2023 open call for the Community Voices Fund and a call for film proposals through the foundation’s film nomination process.

The $800,000 Community Voices Fund aims to support community-owned media and local storytelling, narrative shift and media for movement building, archives for building community power, and community-centered news and journalism. 

IPMF staff and board members played a more active role in the Community Voices open call in previous years. This year, however, a panel of community members with deep community relationships and expertise in the fund focus areas will review and select applications. Their decisions will be final, without influence from the IPMF board or staff. 

“Participatory grant-making is one way to put trust-based philanthropy into action and we’re excited to be moving in this direction,” said IPMF Program Officer, Nuala Cabral. “The panel represents folks who have traditionally been excluded from philanthropy while also impacted by harmful media narratives. They understand what is at stake and what is possible in regards to media-making and narrative shift.”

The Community Voices Fund is open through June 12 to 501(c)3 and fiscally-sponsored organizations and projects. Decisions will be announced in July. 

IPMF also invites local filmmakers to submit funding applications, through the film nomination process, until August 18. As in previous years, a panel of filmmakers will review proposals and award a total of $500,000 to local film projects. Decisions will be announced in the fall.

Click here to apply!


We are excited to announce that the Spring cycle of our '2023 Stabilization Grant Program' is now LIVE!

Stabilization Grants provide funding of up to $10,000 to help a business stabilize in the face of adversity, take advantage of an opportunity to grow, or increase profitability.

  • 3 grant cycles:
    • Winter - $65,000 disbursed to 9 applicants
    • Spring - Applications open now until May 31st. Grant decisions and disbursements made by June 30th.
    • Summer - Applications open Aug 1st to August 31st. Grant decisions and disbursements made by September 30th.

For eligibility requirements and an overview of our stabilization grants click HERE.

If you'd like more information click HERE to check out our website and FAQs. 

After reading the above, qualified applicants should take the following steps to access the application: 

  • Navigate to TMF’s online grant portal 
  • Click Create New Account, then log in (use existing username/password, if applicable)
  • Once logged in, click Apply at the top of the page
  • Click the blue Apply button in the top right of the TMF Stabilization Grant Program - Spring Cycle description box

Applications will close at 11:59pm EST on 5/31/2023.

  [email protected] with any additional questions 



CWF Philly is accepting job applications for the following positions:

Director of Tax Operations

The Director of Tax Operations is responsible for leading all tax sites and ensuring operational excellence and continuous growth by leading the tax operations management team and establishing and maintaining strategic plans, priorities and project management that drive operational excellence. This position is also responsible for ensuring that policies and procedures are executed and followed in accordance with the IRS VITA rules and regulations. Serves as lead for IRS registration, reporting, collaboration, database management and e-services.


Tax Operations Area Manager

The Tax Operations Area Manager is responsible for leading multiple tax sites (5 – 9) This role is responsible for recruiting, staffing, scheduling, site set-up, site operations, and implementing marketing initiatives. This position manages the day-to-day activities of seasonal staff members and volunteers. Drives the operation at each location to maximize the efficiency of Tax Preparer work. Perform site visits with the Site Managers and Intake Specialists to evaluate and identify opportunities to improve logistics, staff morale, and customer service. Accountable for achieving tax return goals. Supports and leads Campaign for Working Families initiatives.


Call Center Manager

The Call Center Manager leads our call center agents to better performance and improve service quality. The call center manager will assist in establishing call center objectives, provide agents with opportunities to expand their knowledge of services, and troubleshooting techniques, analyze call center data, and focus on improving performance and processes to support clients better. The Call Center Manager must have exceptional communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills, as well as comprehensive knowledge of company policies and offerings. The manager must be focused on improving the team of agents and call center practices. Also, the manager must be observant and detail-oriented and possess an understanding of the business, and services, and the issues agents are facing.


Site Manager

Provide coordination, organization, and supervision for all aspects of a Campaign tax site during the tax filing season. The Site Manager is ultimately responsible for maintaining the quality procedures and processes required by the IRS and Campaign to ensure the overall accuracy of tax returns prepared and e-filed at the site.



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Job Posting

Start-Up Executive Director, Defy Pennsylvania(Philadelphia Area, Full-Time, Exempt Position)


Are you a student majoring in creative fields such as art, architecture, English, journalism, music, communications, design, marketing, or photography?
Be sure to apply for the NAACP Creative Sole Scholarship powered by Vans. This scholarship is one of many available to Black students and students of color through NAACP's Inspire Initiatives.
Those interested can apply on April 17 through May 21!



Applications are now open for the 2023 Black Ambition Prize Competition. Black and Hispanic entrepreneurs leading early-stage ventures can apply to win up to $1million in cash awards + valuable mentorship and resources.

Learn more and apply here!


Experiences that expand your newsroom:


Yield Giving Open Call. Apply by May 5

Yield Giving, the recently launched charitable giving organization of MacKenzie Scott, has announced a $250 million open call to elevate the work of large, community-driven organizations who seek to uplift the voices of those in greatest need. Learn more and register to apply here.


Don't miss out on these jobs:

American Journalism Project Director of Market Research and Strategy. Rolling Applications

AJP is seeking a Director, Market Research & Strategy to lead local news market assessments that consistently lead to some of the largest investments into nonprofit local news in the country. Entrepreneurial, collaborative, and creative problem-solvers are invited to apply here.


WHYY Member Services Associate. Rolling Applications

With this position from WHYY, you’ll have an opportunity to interact closely with partners and audience members in the fast-paced setting of the Philadelphia region’s leading public media provider. If that piques your interest, learn more and apply here.


Houston Chronicle Director of Multimedia. Rolling Applications

The Houston Chronicle, an award-winning newsroom in the largest city in Texas, is seeking an innovative leader to join our multimedia team. The Director will coordinate visual coverage of breaking news, enterprise and projects across our digital, print and social platforms. Apply here.


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Word in Black Job Postings


Propublica Deputy Audience EditorRolling applications

If you’re skilled at connecting with readers, you can become a valuable member of Propublica’s team. ProPublica is seeking an innovative deputy audience editor to increase the reach, diversity and loyalty of audiences for their journalism. Apply here to be considered.


American Press Institute Program Community Manager. Rolling applications

Take the lead on vital programs as API’s Program/Community Manager. This position means co-designing, managing and helping grow API’s alumni community with a special focus on the Table Stakes Local News Transformation Program. Learn more and apply here.


Institute for Nonprofit News Network Product Manager. Rolling applications

INN is seeking an innovator and strategic thinker to repackage their news content in engaging ways as their product manager. For your chance to work with INN’s 400+ member newsrooms on finding creative ways to build audience and revenue, apply here


Media Impact Funders Communications and Program Associate. Rolling applications

If featuring people and organizations in engaging ways is your thing, why not take your talents to MIF as a Communications and Program Associate? This role focuses on highlighting members and supporters at the intersection of media and philanthropy. Learn more and apply here.


Chalkbeat Philadelphia Bureau Chief. Rolling applications

Chalkbeat, the growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, is seeking a seasoned journalist to serve as their Philadelphia bureau chief. This unique role blends reporting, community engagement, team building and more. Learn more and apply here.


OneTen/BIT Scholarship Program

The OneTen/BIT Scholarship Program aims to help eager learners looking to advance their skills in business analytics, digital marketing, or front end web development and prepare them for a high-paying tech job—or to start a business of their own.

Apply Here



Winter Grant Cycle Opens Next Week! 

We are excited to announce that the first cycle of our '2023 Stabilization Grant Program' opens on February 1st!

Some quick facts about our Stabilization Grants:

  • Purpose: Funding for specific projects or assets used to stabilize or grow the business
    • Grants made up to $10,000
  • 3 grant cycles:
    • Winter - Applications open February 1st to February 28th. Grant decisions and disbursements made by March 31st. (Upcoming cycle)
    • Spring - Applications open May 1st to May 31st. Grant decisions and disbursements made by June 30th.
    • Summer - Applications open Aug 1st to August 31st. Grant decisions and disbursements made by September 30th.
If you are ready to apply OR for more information click HERE to check out our website. *The application link will go live at 9am EST on Wednesday February 1st, 2023.*

Contact:  [email protected] with any additional questions 


St. James Episcopal Church, Kingsessing is seeking a Secretary!

Need someone , preferably first/second year college student or retired person to work for 4 hours each for two days - Tuesday & Wednesday each week - could be advanced to 3 days.  $15/$20 per hour.  Accountability to the Priest of the Parish - St. James Episcopal Church, Kingsessing, 6838 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19142. Interested parties may get in touch with Rev. Lorraine Harris at [email protected] or via cellphone at 609-532-6525.  


  • Meet the public tactfully and courteously, answer questions in person and  by telephone, and route calls effectively.

  • Maintain church calendar-online and paper

  • Produce weekly church PowerPoints for Zoom presentation

  • Maintain QuickBooks data entries as requested by the Priest

  • Administratively responsible to the Priest.

  • Composes correspondence as requested


  • Knowledge of office procedures including filing procedures

  • Excellent command of the English language, grammar and spelling

  • Operation of standard office equipment including copier, computer, etc.

  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Be a team player with pleasant, outgoing manner

  • Handle emergency situations as they arise

  • Maintain confidentiality on sensitive matters

  • Good communication and telephone skills 



PHDC is Hiring!

PHDC, Philadelphia’s full-service community development organization, is seeking experienced candidates to fill the following positions:

Affordable Housing Loan Officer

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Director, Finance

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Housing Rehabilitation Inspector III

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Real Estate Attorney

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Rehabilitation Financial Specialist I

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Service Representative I

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Vice President of Development Finance

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Interested applicants can click on the following link for more information:

PHDC Career Opportunities


Job Listings



We invite you to join African Professionals Network (APNET)

a group of individuals dedicated to enhancing our community. As a member of African Professionals Network (APNET), you belong to a community of professionals who share mutual goals, interests, and commitments. Becoming involved with APNET will allow you to make valuable connections with peers, discover new opportunities, and give back to the community. APNET Membership is open to the general public. APNET does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, religion or political affiliation.  To become a member, you either pay membership dues or provide volunteer service.  Listed below are some of the benefits of your APNET membership. 


 Where are you meant to be? OneTen matches Black job seekers with careers where you can thrive, no college degree required.


Job Openings: 

Girls on the Run Philadelphia - Mission Advancement Coordinator


Ron Brown Scholarship Program

Ron Brown-Ruth and Normal Rales Leaders Network

Guided Pathway Support Program


 Send your resume to [email protected]



In 2020, Peanuts Worldwide and Native Tongue Communications partnered to create “The Armstrong Project,” a four-year named endowed scholarship, which will designate one student at each of two selected Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as the recipient of an annual, non-renewable $10,000 scholarship, corporate mentorship, and possible internship opportunity in animation and related fields. Funded upfront for endowment status at $100,000, the Project launched in 2021, for the 2022 - 2023 school year with students at Howard and Hampton University.

Click here to read more


A conviction should not be a life sentence to poverty.

The Promise is investing in strategies to remove barriers to employment. Through the Jobs and Opportunity Challenge, they’re partnering with trusted community organizations to expand outreach, run record clearing clinics, and leverage key learnings.
Visit to learn more!



Use your Legal Know-how to Resolve Disputes.

Your experience as a legal professional* means you understand the importance of hearing both sides of an issue. Expand your expertise by becoming a FINRA arbitrator, and help resolve financial disputes as they arise. FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, protects investors and helps to ensure that securities markets are fair.

FInd out more!





Job opportunities with the School District of Philadelphia for Bilingual Counseling Assistants. These roles provide in language support to multilingual families in schools across our district. They are often the link and glue for families speaking languages other than English and the school district and community based resources. Please share these opportunities widely so we can have the filled with qualified people.
















Any questions can be directed to Michelle Quach, Program Manager of the Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) at the School District - [email protected]


Luther Vandross Foundation Scholarship

To apply for The Luther Vandross Foundation Scholarship, you must apply using our application link and have at least a cumulative GPA of 2.5, be a Full-Time Student, attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) and be in your 3rd, 4th or 5th year of your Undergraduate program.

Our scholarship requires that the scholarship candidate apply for Federal Student Aid, so it is recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Get in-depth information on federal student aid programs and applying for financial aid at:

Applications for our Luther Vandross Foundation Scholarship are considered based on their completed application, along with a Last Dollar, need basis review. Once a student completes the application, and if you are deemed a winner, you will be notified along with your College, or University and the combined information will be used to match you to available scholarships administered by the Luther Vandross Foundation from $500.00 to $5,000.

Click here for the Application Page!


50 Full Scholarships in USA for African International Students 


34 Exclusive Scholarships for Black Students


Top 11 Scholarships for Black Students in June 2022


Scholarships for Black Students Going Unclaimed


HIAS Pennsylvania has several high level position job openings.
Check them out here!


Join the #InvestinBlackPhilly Facebook Group NOW!

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Applications for the Racial Equity Capital Funds are Now Open!


RockCreek, one of the largest diverse-owned global investment firms, has opened applications for the $36 million Exelon-funded Racial Equity Capital Fund to support minority-owned businesses in Exelon’s service areas in Delaware, Maryland, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC.

The fund will help minority businesses obtain capital to fuel growth, create jobs, and strengthen communities that have historically been underserved, under-resourced, and overlooked by financial markets. The fund will provide loans and equity investments for numerous minority businesses throughout Exelon’s service areas over the next three years, with estimated loan amounts between $100,000 and $300,000, and equity investments of nearly $1 million.

Please contact RockCreek at [email protected] for more information or questions about the program.

Apply here


 Members of the AACC become part of an extensive network of corporations and businesses, and are able to engage with policy-makers and business leaders across the region. In addition to exposure to valuable marketing opportunities, members participate in programming that enables them to build a powerful network that helps their businesses grow.

Click here to join


Neighborhood Arts Grants up for Grabs…

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy’s Neighborhood Arts Program offer funding to annually support more than 150 free, family-friendly arts activities or events in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. The neighborhood arts programs include theatrical and musical performances, film screenings, dance instruction, children’s art-making workshops, and more. Artists, arts / cultural organizations, cultural event producers, and civic leaders can apply: or e-mail [email protected] with questions.



The Omicelo Cares 7 Pillars of Sustainable Business™ Accelerator is looking for diverse small businesses to participate in its 2022 cohort, launching in February. Selected entrepreneurs will receive a detailed business assessment and evaluation, $10-20K of technical support from industry experts, and one-on-one consultation in two or three of the 7 Pillars. The 7 Pillars are Strategy + Technology + Communication + Finance + Legal + Capital + People.
Our program is best able to accelerate established businesses that are already doing well in four or five of the 7 Pillars™. You may be a good candidate for the accelerator if you are aware of two or three of the 7 Pillars™ in which your business could use support, you are a disadvantaged, minority, or women business enterprise, or you are from a low- to moderate-income community. The 7 Pillars™ Accelerator specializes in preparing diverse small businesses for procurement opportunities.
Entrepreneurs interested in learning more and applying should complete the form at

Job Listings at JEVS Human Services

If you are an individual with a passion for helping others help themselves, please review JEVS Human Services job openings. 

Find a fit for you? You can apply here! Link:


 FunTimes' Events Host Lavonne Nichols at the black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit


Mentorship Spotlight

Congrats to Umme and Lauren! These two talented seniors will be paid contributors with FunTimes Magazine. A staple in African, African-American, and Caribbean communities for more than a decade, FunTimes Magazine highlights unique stories and elevates black and brown voices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. We are extremely grateful to Eric Nzeribe for creating this internship opportunity for our students. Thank you for allowing them to showcase their writing skills while teaching them how to become better writers for the future!