In August 2020, amidst the movement for social justice and a global pandemic impacting many, the NBA family committed to practicing greater economic inclusion across our business activities and partnerships to ensure fairness and equity of opportunity for Black-owned and other diverse businesses. We are proud to advance this commitment through a new, first-of-its-kind partnership with LegalZoom, the leading online platform for business formation services.
Together, we launched Fast Break for Small Business. This program awards $6 million in grants and LegalZoom services to support more than 5,000 small businesses in communities across the country, including our very own NBA, WNBA and NBA G League communities. Our goal is to change the game for small business owners and remove the barriers often faced by minorities, women, immigrants and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Are you or someone you know a small business owner? The NBA and LegalZoom are working closely with Accion Opportunity Fund, the nation’s leading nonprofit small business lender, to assist in recruiting program applicants.
Click here to apply for a grant and learn more about resources that may be available to you. The first round of applications opened on October 14, 2021 and close on November 23, 2021.
*Note businesses must be operational for at least six months. Terms apply.