Created by Coreco J. “CJ” Pearson, a 2020 senior in high school committed to ensuring minority-owned businesses are not devastated by the effects of civil unrest and the devastation as a result of pandemics. The fund is reserved for minority owned businesses and may be used to help enhance minority business development. The funds may be used to cover insurance deductibles, minor equipment repairs and verifiable related expenses.


  • Must be in business a minimum of six months
  • Must have an EIN number and a business license
  • Must be minority owned
  • Must be able to demonstrate need for support
  • Must sign document that commits that funds will be used exclusively for the purpose for which they are granted. Failure to do so may require a complete refund.

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