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Five Organizations Awarded the Spring 2023 Impact Partner Grant

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We are excited to announce the recipients of the Spring 2023 Impact Partner Grant, a program aimed at fostering inclusive innovation in Raleigh. Five local businesses have been chosen to receive this grant, recognizing their dedication to supporting underrepresented innovators, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. The Impact Partner Grant offers funding to organizations that contribute to the growth and success of our local business ecosystem. This grant cycle included a $20,000 grant and a $5,000 microgrant. 

Entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and businesses from all over the city submitted proposals that showcased innovative solutions for strengthening Raleigh's economy. Proposals were reviewed by City of Raleigh staff and leaders in innovation from our community. We are proud to present the top organizations that have been selected to form a cohort, working alongside the Office of Strategy and Innovation to refine their initiatives and benefit the residents of Raleigh. 

Join us in congratulating the following businesses: 

First Flight Venture Center is an entrepreneurial support organization, providing resources and guidance for startups to accelerate their growth. 

Leadership Triangle is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering regional collaboration and developing leaders to address the challenges and opportunities in the Triangle area. 

321 Coffee is a social enterprise that empowers individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing employment opportunities and serving high-quality coffee to the community. 

CareYaya is a nonprofit that provides low-cost, high-quality in-home elder care for families.  

SKLLD helps to grow the pool of potential employees by tapping into historically underemployed populations, including the formerly incarcerated, justice-involved individuals, and other at-risk demographics. 

We are honored to support these organizations and are excited to share their successes with the community.

Learn more about the Impact Partner Grant program.



Cristina Leos
Economic Development Analyst

Lead Department:
Strategy and Innovation