MKE has contributed over $11,000 to sixteen Milwaukee area Black businesses. Our efforts have helped businesses stay afloat during COVID-19 and times of unrest. We are very appreciative of your donations!
MKE Black is proud to partner with several organizations that help support Milwaukee’s Black business community.
KOHA is a unique fundraising app that connects local Chicago and Milwaukee businesses and services to schools and nonprofits. KOHA helps businesses grow, raise money for schools and nonprofits, plus reward people for supporting local businesses and schools in their communities.
Available for all Businesses
Embolden is an initiative to bring college students and new graduates together with underrepresented minority-owned (Black, Latinx, and Indigenous) small businesses to help transition their products, services, and workflows to the digital world. Through pro bono adaptive strategy and digitization efforts, we hope to help these businesses develop the required pipelines to maintain consistent revenue to remain competitive in tomorrow’s online business environment.
Available for Black, Latinx & Indigenous Businesses
PayPal Empowerment Grants for Black Businesses Program
Grants are available for small Black-owned businesses affected by COVID-19 and the unrests. Businesses must be Black-owned by an adult (18+), have less than two employees and located in the U.S. Businesses must also have an average annual revenue under $1M, and have a founding date prior to March 1, 2019. A Paypal business account (free) is also required.
Up to $10,000 will be awarded to over 1,000 businesses.
June 11, 2020 (10:00am) – August 31, 2020 (4:00pm)
Championing the growth and sustainability of African American owned businesses by providing access to capital, education and advocacy through capacity building and strategic partnership.
Connects new and expanding businesses with quality commercial real estate, business training, and funding to fuel the revival of Milwaukee’s historic commercial corridors
Business & Neighborhood Improvement Districts (in predominantly Black neighborhoods)
- BID – 30th Street Corridor
- BID – Center Street Marketplace
- BID – Granville
- BID – Havenwoods
- BID – Historic King Drive
- BID – Near West Side
- BID – North Avenue Gateway
- BID – North Avenue Marketplace
- BID – Riverworks
- BID – Uptown Crossings
- BID – Villard Avenue
- BID – West Burleigh Street
- NID – Harambee
- NID – Havenwoods
- NID – Sherman Park
- NID – Washington Park
Skribble Inc. helps not-for-profit and public organizations move forward. Skribble specializes in Grant Writing, Board Development and Governance.
Provide a wide variety of hand and power tools from screwdrivers, hammers and pipe wrenches to sanders, saws, ladders, wheel barrows and much more.
Represents the interest of black business development in the communities where their members conduct business.
We certify Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), which increases their opportunity to do business with the state of WI.