Grow Your Business Today
La Luz Center in Partnership with the Latino Community Foundation
THE PROGRAM PROVIDES
TWO TYPES OF GRANTS
HOW IT WORKS
Key milestones will be reached by the venture within
180 days or 6 months
Commit to mentoring
1:1 coaching sessions with our Financial Advancement Coordinator.
Share Your Story
Provide an accounting story of how funds were used.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants access grant applications via the La Luz website or La Luz Center office.
Applications (with required documents) can also be submitted in La Luz office. We will process applications on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis. That is how funds will be distributed as well. If an applicant who is not ready submits, the next paper ready applicant will be contacted.
La Luz Economic Advancement department will review completed applications on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis.
The applicant will be informed in writing by our staff of the decision to deny, grant, grant with condition, or seek more information. If a grant is denied, it shall provide an explanation to the applicant for the denial.
Breaking down barriers by increasing access to funding
Is the Latino Business Grant right for me?
By making economic development grant funds available, we will be growing its entrepreneurial ecosystem and supporting existing Business Investment and early-stage venture growth, in order to increase jobs and opportunities.
Businesses/Entrepreneurs receiving funding through this program need to be of Latino descent and fall under the micro-enterprise category.
Latino descent entrepreneurs/ businesses. Latinas are highly encouraged to apply.
Established and currently operating within Sonoma County.
Gross Revenue is less than $100k per year.
Small businesses, incubators, informal with fewer than 5 employees.
Proof of business ownership (ex: Business Plan, Social Media, Website, etc.)