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Make a donation today to #Support Local. Help us Reach our Grant Fund Goal of $100,000

The EEDC has launched the 3rd Ward Resiliency Grant for Small Businesses to help our community during the COVID-19 crisis. Your support and contributions will enable us to support more small businesses and residents. We are appreciate your generous donations. Thank you!

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3rd Ward Resiliency Grant Fund

 The EEDC is committed to the survival and success of the Small Business in the Emancipation Avenue Main Street district and the Entrepreneurs that have completed the Third Ward Small Business program. The EEDC is committing $15,000 to initiate a fund, with a goal of increasing the fund assets to a minimum of $100,000. We are encouraging business leaders, philanthropist and concerned Houston Residents to contribute to increase the reach and impact of this support. 


Please make a donation! Together we can broaden our impact and help more businesses.


As we know, the Third Ward community was once a thriving economic hub, filled with African-American owned businesses. The economic footprint is a shadow of itself. As the saying goes, when white American gets a cold, black America gets pneumonia. In the face of COVID-19, our small businesses are being hit hard, only a few business have remained open and many of them are struggling and in need of economic support. The EEDC is dedicated to doing what we can to support the community we love.