The 2021 Application cycle is now closed.

The need to come together and find solutions for longer, healthier lives is more vital than ever. By providing business training and grants, the American Heart Association is committed to supporting the communities, small businesses, social entrepreneurs and innovators making a difference in community health.

The EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator is looking for social entrepreneurs and organizations who are driving change through health justice in their communities. This MBA-style business training program offers virtual education for all finalists and  grant funding. 

Topics for business accelerator program applications include (but are not limited to):

  • Food access
  • Employment
  • Affordable housing  

Download a sample application (PDF)