NYC: Veteran-Owned Businesses To Receive $15,000 Grants Through ‘Boss Up’ Mentorship Program

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NEW YORK (February 5, 2024) — On Tuesday, February 6, 2024, the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), the NYC Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) and the Ron and Kerry Moelis Family Foundation will co-host a graduation ceremony for participants in the NYC Boss Up Veteran Entrepreneurship Program. Six veteran-owned small business owners will receive a $15,000 grant at the event, which comes after their successful completion of an SBS business mentorship program to help build and grow their businesses.

NYC Boss Up is a philanthropic program committed to encouraging excellence in entrepreneurship across New York City. The Ron and Kerry Moelis Family Foundation committed $180,000 to support the veterans’ cohort, which follows the successful NYC Boss Up Entrepreneurship Program partnership with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) that provides $1 million in philanthropic support over five years to budding entrepreneurs living in NYCHA residences. FJC – A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds administers the Boss Up programs through a specialized Donor Advised Fund that enables awards to individuals consistent with U.S. charitability regulations.

The NYC Boss UP Veteran Entrepreneurship Program builds on the successful recovery of the New York City economy in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 12 p.m. ceremony will take place at the NYC Department of Small Business Services.

Speakers will include:

Veteran entrepreneurs from across New York City

Commissioner Kevin D. Kim, NYC Department of Small Business Services

Ron Moelis, the Ron and Kerry Moelis Family Foundation

Deputy Commissioner Glenda Villareal, NYC Department of Veterans’ Services

Sam Marks, CEO, FJC – A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds

Others

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