ELEVATE TOGETHER™ powered by Round It Up America® is a nonprofit initiative designed to address systemic discrimination and historical racial disparities in business growth and profitability in Black and Hispanic communities.
Through a partnership with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the initiative helps support Hispanic small businesses with five or less employees. The ODP Corporation (parent company to Office Depot and CompuCom) is the initiative’s founding partner.
2021 Small Business Grant Application deadline is Friday, May 14, 2021 at 8:59pm Pacific Time.
Typical grant amount ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 per business.
CLICK HERE to apply. The application link will close automatically at 8:59pm on May 14, 2021.
Applications will be reviewed between May 17th until the end of the month. Interviews will be conducted by the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce Elevate Committee between June 1st through June 15th. Awardees of the grants will be notified June 22nd and received monies no later than June 30, 2021.
If you have information, please contact our LALCC staff at (213) 422-9019 or Olivia E Rios, Director of Operations, at Olivia@lalcc.org.
How Elevate TogetherTM provides Support
Frequently Asked Questions
How does a business participate in the Elevate Together initiative?
Hispanic small business owners interested in participating in the initiative must contact the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce during standard business hours Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm PST.
Why should a business participate in the Elevate Together initiative?
Hispanic small business owners that are part of the Elevate Together initiative will receive short and/or long term-term education and training, mentoring and advisory services delivered by local community partners. Some businesses may also be eligible to receive a cash grant or in-kind products and services from the initiative.
In how many locations will the Elevate Together initiative be launched?
Elevate Together will launch in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and South Florida. The initiative will eventually be expanded to additional geographic locations in the United States.
For more information visit ElevateTogether.org.