EatOkra, in partnership with Dine Diaspora, is providing grants for Black women-owned restaurants across the United States. The EatOkra Black Women in Food Grant provides capital for Black women to accelerate growth for their brick and mortar restaurants.
The EatOkra Black Women in Food Grants provide capital for Black women to accelerate growth for their brick-and-mortar restaurants. Aligned with EatOkra’s values, the opportunity will enable these businesses to “spread their wings and embrace their visions for tomorrow.”Table of Content
In 2016, Anthony and Janique Edwards created EatOkra as two Brooklyn transplants who didn’t have the means to cook or store food. Without a stove or refrigerator in their new apartment, the husband-wife duo sought out spaces that were inviting, familiar, and brimming with the food they loved or would grow to love. Immersing themselves in their new community, the co-founders explored ways to support local Black businesses and champion the vibrant, cultural voices of their neighborhood, eventually planting the seed for EatOkra.... read more
EatOkra, in partnership with Dine Diaspora, is providing $10,000 grants for Black women-owned restaurants across the United States.
Self-identify as a Black woman
Operate a brick-and-mortar restaurant location
Currently own at least 50 percent of a restaurant business
Be a restaurant located in the United States
Own three restaurants or less, and employ fewer than 50 employees per location
Be open for at least six months, but no longer than 5 years
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