Chichi Eburu Launches Grants for Black Owned Businesses
Chichi Eburu is the founder of Juvia’s Place, a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to low-income women and children in need. She has been involved with the law for over 20 years and is an attorney at the Legal Aid Society of New York City. She is known for her work on behalf of abused immigrant women and their children.
Juvia’s Place, through its CEO Chichi Eburu, has launched grants to black-owned brands and businesses to help them grow and expand. The money is expected to fund scholarships, mentoring, internships, and job training programs. The main goal is to provide opportunities for young people who cannot afford college tuition and other expenses.
Many Black small business owners do not receive financial assistance from banks or government agencies. This leaves many entrepreneurs without access to the capital to start and maintain their businesses. In addition, there are very few minority-owned banks and credit unions. Juvia’s Place aims to change this by providing funding to these organizations.
The process of picking those who will receive the money is called “the grant cycle.” It begins when Juvia’s Place receives applications from potential recipients. After reviewing the applications, they select which ones will go into the next round. These applicants then submit more information about themselves and their businesses. Once all required documents are submitted, Juvia’s Place makes its final selections. They then notify the selected companies about the awards and how much money each one received.
Chichi Eburu did not have this kind of support when starting her brand, so she has decided to give back to the community. She wanted to ensure that no woman was left behind because she lacked resources. Furthermore, she wants to ensure that every person can succeed in life regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc.