Top Grants for Minority Business Owners 

Every year billions of dollars are awarded in the form of free money and other types of funding. Most people know this money exists, but just don’t know where to apply, how much they qualify for, or even where to get an application. 

Find out the top ten grants available to minority owned businesses, and how to reach them 


NYC Health

One of the largest public health agencies in the world, serving 8 million New Yorkers from diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. After more than 200 years of leadership in the field, they’re also one of our nation's oldest public health agencies.

Learn about NYC Health and how they support getting and keeping New Yorkers healthy


Class Central 

Study free online Career Development courses & MOOCs from top universities and colleges. Read reviews to decide if a class is right for you. Learn the fundamentals of Career Development and increase your career prospects by earning certificates of completion.

Visit Class Central to learn more about their free online courses 


HBCU 101

Considering an HBCU? From what to consider to applying to life at a Black College, this free fun guide will help you as you begin your HBCU journey.


Get the HBCU 101 guide here 

Graham Windham

Graham Windham strives to make a life-altering difference with children, youth and families affected by abuse, neglect and delinquency by providing each child we serve with a strong foundation for life: a safe, loving, permanent family and the opportunity and preparation to thrive in school and in the world.

Learn more about Graham Windham's mission and services for families

Khan Academy

For the first time ever, the creators of the SAT have given Khan Academy exclusive access and advice to build a personalized practice program for anyone, anywhere.  These tools are free and available now for every student to take ownership of their learning and their future.

Learn about the Khan Academy and their SAT services for students 

MIC Women’s Services

MIC Women’s Health Services provides affordable, comprehensive, and confidential reproductive and sexual healthcare; they offer a range of services, including free walk-in pregnancy testing, gynecological exams, men’s sexual healthcare, HIV testing and more. 

Visit the Public Health Solutions website to learn more information about their MIC health centers

Financial Aid for Black Students

Affordability is a concern for all college-bound students, especially African Americans. Fortunately a number of scholarships and financial aid opportunities are earmarked specifically for us. 


Read more on what financial assistance is available for Black students

Healthy Families New York

HFNY offers comprehensive support services designed to promote positive parent-child interaction, healthy child development, healthy relationships, family self-sufficiency, and connections to community resources when needed.


Visit HFNY for more information about their services and programs for NY families 


Local business and services directory, advice for after school activities, health and nutrition tips, activity calendar, and more - specified for New York families. NYMetroParents also publishes seven regional print magazines around the greater New York City metro region.

Check out NYMetroParents for a valuable directory of resources  



The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is an online source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.

Visit SAMHSA to learn more information about their services

Starting a Business in NYC 

Get a customized list of requirements for your business.

Answer specific questions to get a list of the City, State, and Federal licenses and permits you need, as well as additional information that you may want to know to start your business.

Check out the NYC Business wizard for a step-by-step guide to starting your business in New York

Learn about health issues  that commonly and primarily effect African Americans - such as vitamin deficiency and treatment, sickle cell research, diabetes, colon health, PTSD and ADHD - as well as tips for hair and beauty, weight loss, healthy cooking habits and recipes, fitnesses, and more. 

VisitBlackDoctor.organd learn how they have become a trusted resource for health in the Black Community


Pro Bono Career Coaching

Career Coaching is a PRO BONO / FREE service available to job seekers who wish to focus an existing job search strategy and/or gain insight on how to craft an effective self-marketing plan. Each session is comprised of a 50 minute meeting with a volunteer Job Coach.

Learn more about this free career coaching service for New York residents 



Financial  Tuition-Free Degree Program 

New York State is now home to the nation's first accessible college program - The Excelsior Scholarship. Many families and individuals will qualify to attend college tuition-free at all CUNY and SUNY two- and four-year colleges in New York State. 


Click here to learn more about this groundbreaking program  


Center for Children’s Initiatives

CCI provides specialized training and one-to-one intensive technical assistance to all types of programs serving children birth through school age. CCI is promotes appropriate public investments and innovative solutions to improve quality and access to the best options for all families.  

Learn more about CCI and the types of free assistance they provide parents