Cincinnati Chamber Foundation and Duke Energy Partner to Provide Grants to Support Women, Veteran, and Minority-Owned Small Businesses
The Cincinnati Regional Chamber Foundation, in partnership with the Duke Energy Foundation, has announced a new grant program that will provide a total of $75,000 in financial assistance for women, veteran, and minority-owned small businesses located in Ohio counties within the Cincinnati region.
Through the grant application process, the Cincinnati Chamber will be selecting and distributing fifteen grants of $5,000 each to qualifying recipients. The funds, made available by the Duke Energy Foundation, should be used towards efforts to improve the vitality of their business. Examples range from capital improvements, payroll support, expansion investments, and other growth-related efforts.
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Since 2020, the Duke Energy Foundation has provided the Cincinnati Chamber Foundation with nearly $400,000 in grants to assist small businesses located in the Cincinnati region. Many of these grants offered crucial financial assistance to small business owners and their employees, particularly during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, Duke Energy has supported other ways to assist small businesses notably by participating in the Chamber’s Storefronts to the Forefront effort; a program that highlights the impactful offerings and services of small businesses in key business districts throughout our region.