We are thrilled with the overwhelming response this year to our IEF Micro-grants, presented in partnership with UPS!

We want to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to IEF’s Board of Directors who participated in this year’s adjudication. The Adjudication Team had the difficult task of determining the micro-grant recipients from the over 2000 applications we received.

Check out the inspiring and extraordinary social innovation, community connections, and products & services provided by the six micro-grant recipients!

Maria Kennedy

Maria Kennedy

Little Engine Moving Pictures

Woman Identifying Business Owner Micro-grant

Sponsored by TD #TDWomenInEnterprise: three micro-grants of $5000 cash to be awarded to women-identifying business owners seeking access to a business grant to scale their business.

Stephanie Leithead

Stephanie Leithead

Aurora Wellness Group Ltd.

Woman Identifying Business Owner Micro-grant

Sponsored by TD #TDWomenInEnterprise: three micro-grants of $5000 cash to be awarded to women-identifying business owners seeking access to a business grant to scale their business.

Sandra Phillips

Sandra Phillips

Movmi

Woman Identifying Business Owner Micro-grant

Sponsored by TD #TDWomenInEnterprise: three micro-grants of $5000 cash to be awarded to women-identifying business owners seeking access to a business grant to scale their business.

Clean Valley Bio-filtration Technologies CIC

Nicholas LaValle

Clean Valley Bio-filtration Technologies CIC

Climate-Related Product Innovation Micro-grant

Sponsored by UPS: a $5000 cash grant to be awarded to a business demonstrating innovation to address urgent climate-related issues.

Will Fan

Will Fan

EMobily

Global Impact Micro-grant

Sponsored by UPS: a $5000 cash grant to be awarded to a business who has demonstrated international scale.

Jess Devenport

Jess Devenport

Paintillio

Digital Innovator Micro-grant

Sponsored by Meta: a $5000 cash grant plus $5000 in Meta advertising credits to be awarded to a business who moved their operations online as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Brigitte Sachse

Bee Video Production Inc.

Digital Innovator Micro-grant

Sponsored by Meta
$2000 Meta Ad credits granted to a business who moved their operations online as a result of the COVID–19 global pandemic

JoAnn Fowler

SAPPHO New Paradigm COSMETICS

Digital Innovator Micro-grant

Sponsored by Meta
$2000 Meta Ad credits granted to a business who moved their operations online as a result of the COVID–19 global pandemic

Manal Bashir

Manal Bashir Pastry Co.

Digital Innovator Micro-grant

Sponsored by Meta
$2000 Meta Ad credits granted to a business who moved their operations online as a result of the COVID–19 global pandemic

Congratulations to all the IEF 2022/23 Micro-grant recipients! Each of you demonstrate unwavering commitment to community and social impact! And thank you to our incredible partners and sponsors who made this program possible: UPSTD Bank, and Meta, whose support aids in elevating our nation’s talented entrepreneurs belonging to equity-deserving and/or racialized communities.