Small Business Funding

2022 Small Business Grants in Review

December 12, 2022
2 min read

When Hello Alice surveys our community of more than 1 million small business owners, access to capital consistently ranks as a significant barrier to growth. 

We’re proud to work with our partners to provide thousands of small business grants each year to help entrepreneurs grow their companies. As we head into 2023, we want to look back and recognize the latest batch of dreamers named Hello Alice grant recipients this year.

Hello Alice 2022 Small Business Grants Stats

Hello Alice and its partners awarded 1,008 business grants in all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. In total, that adds up to $12,873,000 of grant funding distributed in 2022. In addition, our partners offered mentorship, advertising credits, educational resources, and other forms of support as part of certain grant programs.

Recipients told us these grants would be used to fund:

  • general operating expenses, utilities, rent, permits, licenses, and/or cost of goods
  • sourcing or expanding inventory
  • marketing/advertising
  • developing a new product or service
  • hiring new employees

2022 Hello Alice Small Business Grant Recipient Demographics

Our grant recipients strongly represent all identities and backgrounds that make up the New Majority of small business owners. Specifically, our 2022 recipients are:

  • 75% Female
  • 80% BIPOC
  • 12% LGBTQ+
  • 23% military affiliated
  • 16% have a disability

Full Recipient List of 2022 Hello Alice Grant Programs

To learn more about each unique grant opportunity and past recipients, check out the full list and links below:

More Resources for You

Visit the Small Business Funding Center to find new grant opportunities and lending options, including:

  • $25K Small Business Growth Fund, accepting applications until January 6, 2023, from high-growth small businesses
  • $10K Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund, accepting applications until December 30, 2022, from restaurants impacted by natural disasters like fires, floods, and hurricanes

Ready to see your name among the list of recipients? Join Hello Alice for free today to be the first to hear about new grant opportunities. Members can complete their profiles and check their Hello Alice dashboards to receive updates about the latest opportunities and solutions for their businesses.

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