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This Kansas City Nonprofit Is Stepping In To Bolster Black-Owned Businesses

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Michelle Tyrene Johnson
KCUR 89.3
Ruby Jean's Juicery went from four locations to one due to the coronavirus pandemic. It became the first recipient of a $10,000 grant from Generating Income for Tomorrow.

Generating Income for Tomorrow is dedicated to providing grants to Black-owned businesses in Kansas City's most disadvantaged zip codes.

Gaining access to capital has been and still is a real problem for Black people wanting to run their own companies. Enter G.I.F.T. and its mission to provide grants to Black-owned businesses.

  • Brandon Calloway, executive director, Generating Income for Tomorrow
  • Chris Goode, founder, owner and CEO, Ruby Jean's Juicery
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