Credit Card News
Advertising Disclosure
Credit-Land.com is an independent, advertising-supported web site. Credit-Land.com receives compensation from many credit card issuers whose offers appear on our site. Compensation from our advertising partners impacts how and where their products appear on our site, including, for example, the order in which they may appear within review lists. Credit-Land.com has not reviewed all available credit card offers in the marketplace.
Credit Card Applications » News » Card Issuers » Chase Mission Main Street Gears Up to Give Small Business Grants

Chase Mission Main Street Gears Up to Give Small Business Grants

Add to Favorites:
Chase Mission Main Street Gears Up to Give Small Business Grants
September
12

Small business owners rejoice: the Chase Mission Main Street program is once again giving away grants to 20 businesses across the United States. Grants are in the amount of $150,000, for a total of $3 million that Chase will give away to support small businesses.

For-profit businesses with less than 100 full-time, year-round employees, who have been in business for at least two years, can go to missionmainstreetgrants.com to apply for a grant. (Eligibility requirements are listed on the site.) Once they have filled out a profile and completed the application process, they’ll need to solicit friends, family and fans to vote for them through Facebook. To be considered for a grant, businesses must receive at least 250 votes. The voting period goes through October 17, 2014.

Once the voting period closes, eligible businesses with 250 or more Facebook votes will be judged by a panel of fifteen judges including Darla Beggs, of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Carla Hall, chef and owner of Carla Hall Petite Cookies, Andres Pena of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Jennifer Piepszak, National Head of Sales for Chase Business Banking, and Candace Waterman of the Women Business Enterprise National Council.

More than just money

Thanks to Chase’s partnership with Google, winners won’t just get funding for their businesses; they will receive help figuring out how best to spend it. Besides the $150,000 in grant money, the 20 winning businesses will receive a trip to Google HQ for a small business marketing workshop, a Chromebook laptop, and a $2,000 coupon good toward one market research study with Google Consumer Surveys.

Simply entering the contest has its perks, as well. Even if they don’t win, each qualifying small business that applies for a grant will get a $150 coupon toward a market research study with Google Consumer Surveys and access to a special marketing toolkit from Google.

Third annual contest promises a new crop of innovators

This is the third year that Chase has run the Mission Main Street contest. Last year’s winners included a summer camp for girls interested in STEM careers, a pizza truck featuring a portable brick-oven pizza, a denim company that makes jeans for people with sensory issues, and a microbrewery specializing in organic kombucha and other probiotic drinks.

Last year, only 12 winners were chosen, and each received $250,000. This year the payout is smaller, but more small businesses have a shot at the prize. Winners will be announced in January 2015.

Add to Favorites:

Related News:

Small Businesses Anticipate Busy Holiday Season

By Elizabeth Nelson, Posted: November 26, 2014

Small businesses owners are optimistic about the holiday shopping outlook this year, according to a survey by Chase Ink. Continue reading
New Features for the Chase Ink Mobile App

By Dar Dowling, Posted: July 17, 2015

Chase Ink is rolling out their new redesigned mobile app which gives business owners more ways to keep on top of their spending whether their traveling or at the office. Continue reading
Optimism Reigns for Business Leaders

By Dar Dowling, Posted: April 29, 2016

The 2016 JPMorgan Chase & Co. Business Leaders Outlook report looked at how leaders in these areas felt about not only their own growth, but the global economic trends as well. Continue reading
Get the latest news, articles and expert advice delivered to your inbox. It's FREE.
Get 0% Intro APR on Balance Transfers and Purchases for 21 months. After that, the APR will be 12.24%-22.24% based upon your creditworthiness.
For Excellent/Good Credit
1% cash back on select purchases, terms apply
For Fair Credit
Guaranteed $500 Unsecured Credit Limit
For Bad Credit