Grants for Restaurant Entrepreneurs (CLOSED)

Grant for Restaurants

Black Opportunity Fund (BOF) aims to help dismantle the impacts of systemic anti-Black racism by allocating resources to community organizations which undertake initiatives that impact the quality of life in Canada's Black communities.

We are launching a granting cycle through a generous funding commitment from DoorDash. 

The focus area for this Grants Program will be Black-Owned Restaurants across Canada. 

#BlackFoodEnergy is an extension of the DoorDash Entrepreneurship & Access Program, which offers additional support for restaurants on the DoorDash platform owned by women and people of colour. #BlackFoodEnergy specifically celebrates, amplifies and supports Black Chefs and Black-Owned restaurants and the amazing things they are serving up in neighbourhoods across Canada.

Connection to grant objectives/criteria

Below are some examples of proposed project activities for the Restaurant businesses:

  • Technology Improvement

  • Upgrading Restaurant Interior

  • Upgrading Equipment

  • Market Expansion & Branding

Eligibility criteria

  • Be majority Black-Owned restaurants;

  • Must have a valid CRA business number and be incorporated and in good standing under a relevant federal or provincial corporate statute;

  • Must have 1-3 physical locations, open for at least 6 months continuously;

  • Must have 50 or fewer employees per location;

  • Must have a web presence (i.e., website, social media, etc.);

  • Must be able to demonstrate how they help to support their local neighborhood/community

  • Must articulate what #Black Food Energy means to them;

  • Must articulate the Restaurant innovation

  • Must be able to provide a project budget for the initiative for which funding is being sought;

  • Must have a dedicated business account;

*Black Ownership:

At least three quarters of executives (>%75) (e.g., board, management, management team) must identify as Black.

Prosperity Fund for the Advancement of Black Communities recognizes and is committed to reducing the power imbalances inherent in donor-funder relationships and to using an anti-oppression and intersectional lens. We use participatory decision-making processes based on trust so that the communities most affected by our work have a say in how we deliver on our mandate.

Please direct program related questions to:

Before proceeding with your application, please review this applicant guide to using the SurveyMonkey Apply Platform. 

Black Opportunity Fund’s Registered charity # 727678070 RR 0001

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