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Impact Partner Grant: Fall 2022 Winners

Three organizations were selected to each receive $20,000 in funding. 

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Harmony The Amalgamation Prospera

We are proud to announce the Fall 2022 Impact Partner Grant winners! Three organizations were selected to each receive $20,000 in funding: 


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Harmony is Raleigh’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce whose mission is to foster opportunities for LGBT+ and allied businesses and professionals to come together in support of business growth, education, and connectivity. The Impact Partner Grant funding will be used to launch Seen, the very first LGBT+-focused coworking space and entrepreneurial incubator in the country. Learn more about Harmony’s work at

The Amalgamation

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The Amalgamation is a collective of small professional service businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans, and other historically underutilized groups working together to overcome common hurdles in government contracting. The Amalgamation emphasizes DBE-to-DBE mentoring, public procurement training, informed matchmaking, small business collaboration, and equitable partnerships to increase contracting success for small businesses, to thwart predatory behavior in prime-sub contracting, and to help government agencies meet their DBE contracting goals. The Impact Partner Grant funding will be used to provide education, networking opportunities, and centralized bid opportunities to member organizations. Learn more about The Amalgamation’s work at


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Prospera’s mission is to help start, sustain, and grow Hispanic-owned businesses to achieve community prosperity. The nonprofit, economic development organization—first established in 1991 in Tampa, Florida—opened its Charlotte, North Carolina office in 2017 and its Raleigh office in 2021. Prospera specializes in bilingual, personalized technical assistance and handholding for Latinos who own or wish to establish a business, including confidential one-on-one consulting, business training in Spanish, help to access capital, and business advancement services. In its first four years of operations, Prospera generated $126.7 million in economic output and $2.1 million in direct state and local tax revenues. In the last fiscal year alone, Prospera provided individual consulting to 282 entrepreneurs, trained over 550 seminar participants, and marketed over $2.64 million in loans for small businesses. The Impact Partner Grant will be used to build their presence in Raleigh. Learn more about Prospera NC’s work at



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