The Seattle Times, September 25, Business Group Offers Pandemic Grants to Seattle-Area Black-Owned Businesses
The business group Tabor 100 recognizes the lack of support for minority-owned businesses affected by the pandemic, from the federal government.
Tabor 100, a business group with a nearly 20-year history of support for the Seattle area’s Black- and minority-owned businesses, will begin offering grants to Black-owned businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic — many of which have been left out of state and federal coronavirus relief programs.
Tabor launched its Black Business Equity Fund this week with nearly $1.3 million contributed by Amazon, the City of Seattle, Facebook, Puget Sound Energy, the Seattle Foundation and Vulcan. Half the fund will go to grants; the rest will support small-business training offered through Tabor’s Economic Development Hub.