The BALSA Foundation has announced that it will be accepting grant applications Friday, July 1st through Friday, July 15th, 2016!

The BALSA Foundation’s mission is to promote social equity and prosperity in the St. Louis region by providing mentorship and resources to help first-time entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. The Foundation aims to make entrepreneurship accessible—and success attainable—to everyone. The BALSA Foundation believes that lowering barriers to the entrepreneurial community is an effective way to promote community, equality, and economic growth in the St. Louis region.

The Foundation will grant at least $10,000 in cash awards and $30,000 of in-kind donations for professional services to first-time St. Louis area entrepreneurs. Winners will join the BALSA Foundation finalist community and receive one-on-one mentoring and other resources to help them launch and grow their businesses. For more information and to apply, click here.