EXAMPLES OF WAYS TO HELP
Grand Innovation requests grants to support our activities and operations in 2017 to provide high-quality business training and technical assistance to help residents of Detroit start and grow businesses, connect to financing, create jobs and reach self-sufficiency.
No matter what your company’s philanthropic budget is, you can make a difference. Below are the sponsorship levels:
$1,000 – Buy meals for each of the training sessions and events
Our aspiring business owners come to the sessions after busy days with their jobs and families. While Grand Innovation cannot provide the participants with food for 12 sessions, adding meals would go a long way in improving participant morale.
$5,000 – Help with marketing the program to communities
Many aspiring small business owners do not know about the opportunity ProsperUS presents to them. With your contribution, we can run a proper marketing campaign, which will reach more people and change more lives.
$10,000 – Sponsor a cohort for 10-week training
A 10-week training course costs $10,000. Your sponsorship will help transform individuals with aspirations but little wherewithal, into people with the skills and tools needed to implement their business vision.
$25,000 – Sponsor a participant’s small business loan
An individual who graduates our program qualifies for $25,000 in loans towards the startup costs of a new business. Your company can handpick a participant, and track their business’s progress. Your contribution will be given to Grand Innovation, which will then supply the individual with the loan.
As the participants start their business, they have the need for stationary, computers, phones, office furniture, and the like. Grand Innovation will store your donation, notify all participants and distribute the supplies.