Driving Small Business Forward: $25K Grants

The Progressive® Driving Small Business Forward fund program will provide $25,000 towards a commercial vehicle to 10 Black-owned small businesses.

Progressive Commercial is the #1 commercial auto insurer in America1 and is committed to serving small businesses. Multiple studies have shown how inequities have made it harder for Black entrepreneurs to access capital. This program aims to alleviate this challenge.

Hello Alice

Being on the road and hauling equipment is an absolutely crucial part of my wedding DJ business, and this grant has given me the opportunity to drive reliably and maximize my business’s hauling capacity! Thank you Progressive for allowing me to traverse new roads with a peace of mind.

Derald Gray
DJ Visionaries
Celebrate Their Success

Announcing the Driving Small Business Forward Grant Recipients

Hello Alice and Progressive are pleased to announce the 10 recipients of the Driving Small Business Forward grant program, who will each receive $25,000 to purchase a commercial vehicle used to support their business.

“With this opportunity, we’re able to purchase our first company truck,” says grant recipient Sarah Heredia of Indiana-based Sovereign Floors Co. “We are humbled and encouraged that our small business is supported. Thank you for being part of our journey!”

Review the full list of recipients below, and visit the Small Business Funding Center to find more grant opportunities and lending options.


Prepare and Protect Your Small Business

As a small business owner, you’re faced with a variety of risks that can damage the financial health and productivity of your business.

This downloadable guide from Progressive can help you identify your business’s risks and suggests practical ways to protect against them. The better you’re prepared, the more likely you’ll be able to overcome a potentially devastating situation and keep your business strong and productive.


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