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Announcing the Latest Inclusive Backing Grant Recipients

October 6, 2022 | Announcing the Latest Inclusive Backing Grant Recipients | By: Liz Shenk, Manager of Marketing & Outreach at Main Street America |

Main Street America is pleased to announce the fourth round of recipients for the Inclusive Backing Grant Program, presented by American Express, to help underrepresented small business owners who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic recover and thrive. Grants of $5,000 have been awarded to 120 small business owners who identify as Native or Indigenous, Hispanic or Latinx, LGBTQ+ or as immigrants, refugees or forcibly displaced.

In partnership with HIAS, Oweesta Corporation, Hispanic Federation, and the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, grantees were selected based on feasibility of project implementation; how the grant would help improve the viability of the business; and the extent to which the grant will help address an acute business need or help a business owner implement innovative solutions to address COVID-19-related challenges.

Funds can be used towards critical needs such as physical and digital improvements, new equipment, technology, and training to support their financial recovery and growth.

This program marks the latest effort in American Express’ “Backing Small” initiative to provide financial support and resources to underrepresented and economically vulnerable small business owners. Other Backing Small programs include the Coalition to Back Black Businesses and Backing Historic Small Restaurants. Backing Small complements American Express’ Shop Small, a global year-round movement to spotlight small, independent businesses.

To learn more about the Inclusive Backing grant program and previous grantees, click here.

The grantees include:
  • 3333 Conn Cleaners Inc.
  • 423Made
  • A & B Farmhouse LLC
  • A & T Enterprises, LLC
  • A.G.A.K. Limited Liability Company
  • Ag Swag
  • Aliens Roswell Flowers LLC
  • Anaya Enterprises LLC
  • Apothespa Holdings, LLC
  • Appalachian Creativity Center
  • Arie Ortiz Artistry LLC
  • Arizona Interior Resource LLC
  • Back Door Bakeshop
  • B-Bob's, Inc
  • Beast Oakland
  • Bell OCD and Anxiety Treatment for Adult and Child Therapy
  • Bison Creek Clothing
  • Bitten Heart Group LLC
  • Black Lab Gallery
  • Black Noise Records
  • Blossomland LLC
  • Blue Moon Hair Salon
  • Blue Sky Thinking LLC
  • BNT&Co
  • Bolt Custom Shirts
  • Boston Artesanal/Amantolli
  • Botanica Beauty Parlour
  • Cafe Elemental LLC
  • Cafecito Coffee Shop, LLC
  • Canister
  • Casa de Español, LLC
  • Chaal Boutique Ankh Spa LLC
  • Cicter's LLC
  • College Pizza
  • Corpus Christi Boxing Club LLC
  • Cumberland Coffee Roasters LLC
  • Cynas Diamond & Jewelers Inc. 
  • D’corato Ristorante
  • Denise Does Hair
  • Dog Gone Good, Inc
  • Dolled Inc / Dolled Hedquarters
  • Eastling Insurance Services LLC
  • EMA Decoration
  • Enid Loyalty Insurance LLC
  • Fork And Spoon Food House LLC
  • Glamorous Chics Investment Group
  • Gramercy Gift Gallery
  • Hawana LLC
  • Hello Bonita LLC
  • Hilali, LLC / HILÁLI Jewelry
  • Hola Cuban Cafe Corp
  • Inspired Cravings llc
  • Israel Felix Arredondo Jerky Chips
  • Jackleg Sandwich Company
  • Jalisco Imports LLC
  • Jamaica's Flavor Restaurant
  • Johnson Brothers Boxing
  • K Shulada LLC
  • Kadeem One
  • KapSam LLC
  • Kathy's Alterations and Tailoring
  • Kazz Mendoza Corp
  • Knock On Wood Vintage Supply Co.
  • Koko's Mediterranean Cafe, Inc.
  • Lucila's Homemade LLC
  • Made by Lino
  • Mersal, Inc.
  • Midwest Snow Cones and Creamery LLC
  • Mondragon Books
  • Mr Then Consulting LLC
  • My Grandmother's Table
  • New Legacy Financial LLC
  • Oterra, LLC
  • Pacific Rim by Kana, Inc.
  • Part and Parcel Inc.
  • Petrikor Living LLC
  • PN LLC
  • Prodigy Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Rhona Beauty LLC
  • Robin's Nest Thrift
  • Ruston Cleaning Services LLC
  • Sage Against The Machine
  • Salon Sage LLC
  • ShadoBeni LLC
  • Shady Grove Properties
  • Skydance Brewing Co.
  • Srikari Inc
  • Studio Baby LLC
  • Sweet Yield Studio, LLC
  • Tea plus
  • Tepuy Apparel Designs, Inc
  • The Alchemist Den
  • The Framemakers, Inc
  • The Grapevine LLC
  • The Japan House
  • The Jazz Patisserie, LLC
  • The Leadout Group LLC
  • The Rush Espresso, LLC
  • The Succulent City
  • The Weave Outlet LLC
  • Tribeca, Inc
  • Union Square Tailoring
  • ViCat Inc / Alibis
  • Villa Italiana
  • Vin-Tiques, Inc.
  • W. Whitman Books LLC
  • Waleska Adames
  • Wellington Holdings Group LLC
  • Wild Rose Studio
  • Willow & Olivia Creations, LLC 
  • Wind and Tide Books
  • Winkel Gallery
  • Women Web Design
  • Wren's Nest Properties, LLC