GK FUND MICRO GRANT PROGRAM

Services

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Mentoring

to gain access to Boston area executives and industry leaders. 

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Unrestricted Capital 

Grant funding to support BIPOC, Women and Veteran Owned Businesses in Boston in partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Banking Relationships

Partnerships with financial institutions to help companies reach bankability and develop sustainability. 

Eligibility

  • Incorporated to do business in Massachusetts.

  • Annual revenue below $100,000

  • All applications will be considered, but the program is designed primarily to assist BIPOC, women, veteran and other founders who come from socioeconomically underserved communities. 

  • Must able to procure all necessary tax and legal documents to show proof of good standing with state and local tax authorities. 

Program Origins

  • The GK Fund, Inc. grant program was funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (MGL. Ch.24 of the Acts of 2021).

  • The program will be administered in the city of Boston for the purpose of programming and services that facilitate access to capital, mentorship and opportunity for startup founders who belong to a demographic of socially and economically disadvantaged and historically underrepresented groups, which may include,

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GK FUND PARTNERSHIPS

Futures Fund

  • 600 FICO

  • 600 credit score

  • Revenue of at least $100k/year

  • 1 year of past financials

  • 1 year of projected financials

  • Tax and credit history 

  • A sound plan for getting through the COVID-19 crisis

  • Business assets (no personal assets)

  • Ability to explain your profitability

  • Sound meeting with your referral partner

  • Applications are made by referral directly through the GK Fund. 

  • Please contact GK Fund at mbenezra@thegkfund.org for more information.  

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Racial Equity Partnership

Press Release 

By working together, MassChallenge and GK! Fund Inc. will also help startups’ BIPOC and women founders to meet and network with corporate sponsors of both organizations. This accelerator/racial equity nonprofit partnership will focus on additional opportunities for underserved groups to pursue the many benefits offered through the MassChallenge accelerator program plus The GK! Fund and its parent, the multicultural professional network Get Konnected!