The Ford Driving Dreams Latina Entrepreneurs is a unique new initiative from Ford Motor Company and Ford Fund that aims to strengthen and support small businesses owned by Latinas.
The initiative provides access to capital, educational resources, networking opportunities and other business development tools for Latina entrepreneurs. As minority-owned small businesses have been especially hard hit during COVID-19 and Hispanics have been disproportionally affected by the pandemic overall, the new initiative is designed to provide critical support for Latina-owned businesses—helping them overcome current challenges and develop plans for future growth.
This year, more than $400,000 in grants and resources are being granted to 75 Latina entrepreneurs whose small businesses have been impacted by COVID-19. The grantees—as well as any entrepreneur nationwide—will also benefit from a series of free virtual business training webinars to help strengthen and grow their businesses.
The program is being implemented in collaboration with eMerge Americas and the National Development Council and is an extension of Ford Fund’s signature Ford Driving Dreams initiative that provides scholarships and educational resources for middle and high school students.
To learn more about the mission and programs of the Ford Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford, please visit www.fordfund.org.