Problem

Black communities are facing twin pandemics – COVID-19 and systemic racism. Since February 2020, 41% of the more than 1 million black-owned businesses in the U.S. Have been permanently shuttered. In comparison, only 17% of white-owned businesses closed during the same period. In addition, roughly 95% of black-owned businesses were excluded from the Paycheck Protection program (PPP). These discrepancies stem from a lack of financial inclusion, from personal relationships with banks and other sources of capital to community-based networks and support systems.
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Black-owned businesses shuttered during panademic
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Black businesses excluded from the PPP loan program

Core Message

Tabor 100 seeks to raise $4.5 million for the black business equity fund over three years from businesses, foundations, governmental agencies, and individuals like you – who understand The unique role that thriving, diverse businesses play in strengthening our communities. Together, we can invest in increasing the economic power, educational excellence, and social equity of people of color.
Black Business Equity Fund

Benefit

Your donation to the tabor 100 black business equity fund provides technical assistance, grants, community and co-working space, and other support to primarily black-owned businesses And entrepreneurs in the greater Seattle area. Examples include:

+ Access to cash grants to assist in funding operational expenses

+ Professional and technical services in areas of finance, insurance, staffing, commercial real estate, and more

+ Educational opportunities on a wide range of topics including business management and operations

+ Payroll protection for Black small business owners and entrepreneurs during the pandemic and other times of crisis.

Donate

Your one-time or monthly gift makes an immediate difference in the lives of minority business owners and their employees. Your tax-deductible donation is an investment in equity in your Community – keeping individuals employed, families supported, and communities more stable, especially in times of crisis.

Our Commitment

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    Communication

    Become a connecting link between existing organizations to enhance communication and coordination of existing programs and capacities.
  • 02

    Advocacy

    Vigorously advocate minority business interests, ventures and initiatives to the benefit of our members and community.
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    Education

    Identify youth interested in professional careers for the purpose of providing mentoring, scholarship or motivational assistance, leadership and development.
  • 04

    Opportunities

    Develop international trade opportunities through strong alliances.

Partner With Us

Join our community of sponsors who both support and engage with tabor 100 to further our goal of creating social, educational, and economic equity in the greater Seattle area. A combination of monetary contributions and partnerships ensure our community is served at the highest level.