Future Forward Fund

The Future Forward Fund provides an opportunity to access resources from trusted organizations that are committed to the success of black-owned businesses and expanding greater Birmingham’s small business ecosystem.
The fifth grant cycle launched August 2023.


Congratulations Former Grant Recipients

Key Facts

Since its inception in February 2021, the Future Forward Fund has awarded $55,000 to 50 businesses.

Last year, the program received more than 18,000 community votes to support various entrepreneurs and organizations. Future Forward participants include a diverse industry mix of artists, financial services, catering, aesthetics, airbrush designs, limo services, gourmet treats, staffing, clothing, events, drone solutions, and more.

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