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Venmo Small Business Grant


Closed August 7, 2023

Passion, purpose, resilience. Running a small business requires all those and then some—especially when faced with additional barriers to economic growth.
We started the Venmo Small Business Grant to help level the playing field for small business owners, and to help them make big things happen.


The Grant Program is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who:  

(a) are at least eighteen (18) years old; 

(b) have a U.S. Venmo Account and valid business profile on Venmo in good standing, with a profile photo, background photo and business description at the time of application and through the time of any grant award; and   (c) own a small business; defined, for purposes of this Grant Program, as a business entity that is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its principle place of business (which must be within one of the fifty (50) United States or District of Columbia) that:   

  1. can promptly provide all government (i.e., secretary of state) documentation requested by Sponsor or Administrator to show proof of business status;  

  2. is active and has sold at least $500 worth of goods or services within the three (3) months prior to the start of the Grant Program Period (defined in Section 4 below); and  

  3. employs ten (10) employees or less with less than $50,000 in annual sales.  

 Establishing a U.S. Venmo Account and valid business profile on Venmo is free and conducting any transactions on Venmo is not an eligibility criteria for this Grant Program.  Note, however, that employees of PayPal, Inc, Merkle Inc., Taproot Foundation, Inc., Start Small. Think Big., Inc., and any of their parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Grant Program is void where prohibited by law.       

Application Instructions

During the Grant Program Period, visit (“Grant Site”) and follow the links and instructions to complete and submit the application form, including answering all questions (“Grant Program Questions”) 

Your application and responses to the Grant Program Questions will collectively be referred to as your submission ("Submission"). By uploading your Submission, you agree that it conforms to the guidelines, permissions, and content restrictions below and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify you if it believes that it fails to conform. Where your Submission meets all requirements, your Submission will be deemed one (1) Grant Program application. 


Release Date

July 24, 2023


August 7, 2023



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Updated April 24, 2024

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