Money will be given to 10 Black entrepreneurs
Frost Brown Todd (FBT) is providing the entirety of ParentPreneur Foundation’s $10,000 Father’s Day grant awards. Ten “DadPreneurs” will receive $1,000 each as part of this inaugural program for the foundation. Applications for the grant are now available on ParentPreneur Foundation’s website. Anyone in the ParentPreneur community may apply. The deadline to apply is Thursday, June 17. Winners will be announced Friday, June 18, ahead of the weekend that celebrates both Father’s Day and the Juneteenth holiday.
“Frost Brown Todd attorneys have been part of the foundation community since we launched in 2020. It means so much to have the firm’s support with our first Father’s Day grant,” said ParentPreneur Foundation CEO James Oliver Jr. “Frost Brown Todd already serves Black entrepreneurs with legal services and other professional development tools. Funding these grants shows once again their commitment to increased diversity in entrepreneurship and venture capital.”
The ParentPreneur Foundation empowers Black ParentPreneurs, so they can leave a legacy for their beautiful children. It aims to allow the diverse members of the start-up community to thrive as a great parent, partner, and entrepreneur in the hope that they will inspire their children to live a purposeful and prosperous life because of their parents’ successes.
“The world of start-ups is a challenge no matter who you are, but that is especially true of Black entrepreneurs,” said Terrence Reeves, chair of FBT’s Venture Capital industry team. “Funding this grant is another example of how Frost Brown Todd’s venture capital services go beyond just providing legal support. Being part of this project at a time when the U.S. is celebrating Juneteenth makes it all that more special. We look forward to seeing the impact this grant program will make on the lives and livelihoods of the recipients.”
About the ParentPreneur Foundation
Launched in August 2020, the ParentPreneur Foundation aims to empower Black parent entrepreneurs so they can leave a legacy for their beautiful children, to give future generations the opportunity to live a more purposeful and prosperous life. Current foundation efforts include providing specific support targeted at the needs of Black ParentPreneuers like grants, professional development and access to mental health assistance. For more information, visit ParentPreneur Foundation.