Black Florist Fund



Black Florist Fund is an endeavor embarked upon in partnership with AEO and a team of Black entrepreneur advisors. Through donations and sponsorships, Black Florist Fund (BFF) aims to provide worry-free capital grants and other crucial business resources to for-profit Black florists and Black flower farmers across the U.S. These grants will be awarded to applicants across the country who demonstrate a passion for the floral business community and a need for additional funding to help reach their goals and propel their business.

Systematic racism is woven into the very fiber of this country, and it is our responsibility as white business owners and citizens with privilege to begin lowering the barriers to entry that many Black entrepreneurs face and to find ways to rebalance power structures in our country and in our own industries. We hope this will provide valuable support to help stabilize and grow a number of Black owned floral businesses each year.

For over 30 years, Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) has helped millions of entrepreneurs by leading the way in microfinancing for microbusiness in the US and have been expertly guiding us on this journey.

Thank you for joining us in supporting Black florists and flower farmers through the Black Florist Fund.⁠



Black Florist Fund: Now Accepting Applications for Limited Grants 

Asrai Garden has partnered with Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) to create the Black Florist Fund to provide capital grants to for-profit Black florists and Black
Flower Farmers across the U.S.  

Thanks to our donors, the Black Florist Fund is now accepting applications from Black florists and flower farmers operating in the U.S. to be considered for a small number of grants.
Grants are limited and will be awarded to eligible U.S.-based Black florists and flower farmers on a first come, first served basis, apply today!

Apply Now!

To be eligible, applicants must:   
1. Have a legal for-profit florist or flower farmer business entity based in the U.S.  
2. Be a 51% or more majority Black-owned business owned by an adult (18+)



Taylor Amilas Bates named recipient of Black Florist Fund’s first $10,000 grant.


In Solidarity

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