The Antares REACH Grant Program will provide $20,000 grants to small businesses, with an emphasis on businesses preparing for their next stage of growth; operated by historically underrepresented entrepreneurs; and providing important community services.
To be eligible, a business must:
- Be a for-profit business that is majority (51%) owned and/or operated by individuals who identify as New Majority (Women, People of Color, Military-affiliated, Persons with Disabilities, or LGBTQ+)
- Have less than $5 million USD in annual revenue
- Have a demonstrated need for support
- Have a strong plan for moving forward
Grant recipients will be eligible to receive an additional $5,000 unrestricted grant after completion of a post-grant report.
For a full list of eligibility criteria, please see the terms and conditions.
Applications for the Antares REACH Grant Program will be accepted from Monday, June 6, 2022 at 9 a.m. ET to Friday, July 15, 2022, at 6 p.m. ET.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee in accordance with review criteria outlined in the terms and conditions. Recipients will be notified via email and publicly announced in mid-September 2022.
In partnership with Hello Alice and the Global Entrepreneurship Network, Antares Capital aspires to increase representation in business by leveraging the organizations” financial resources and leadership skill sets to provide capital and support underrepresented entrepreneurs.
Driving Change for Small Business Owners
The Antares REACH Grant Program represents the intersection of connected charitable giving; community engagement; and deep commitment to diversity and inclusion.
With more than $50 billion of capital under management and administration as of December 31, 2021, Antares is a private debt credit manager and a leading provider of financing and investment solutions for middle-market private equity-backed borrowers and investors. Through its Asset Management & Funding team, Antares offers the opportunity to invest in collateralized loan obligations, funds, and separately managed accounts. Championing middle market growth throughout market cycles, Antares helps its people, partners, and communities achieve their full potential. Visit Antares.com or follow the company on LinkedIn.