ELEVATE TOGETHER™ Cash Grants is 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.
2023 Small Business Grant Application open closes on May 31, 2023.
Small business eligibility requirements for cash grants:
Typical grant amount ranges up to $5,000 per business.
Applications will be reviewed between May 15 through May 31. Interviews will be conducted by the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce Elevate Committee between June 1 through June 7. Awardees of the grants will be notified at the end of July and monies will be given at the LA Chamber signature "A Night of Havana" on August 5, 2023.
For questions about this program, please contact our LALCC staff at (213) 422-9019 or Olivia E Rios, Director of Operations, at Olivia@lalcc.org.
Application portal is now closed.
How We Provide 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.