United Way and Minority Business Alliance announces $40,000 in grant awards

Eight businesses in the community have been awarded grant funding through a collaboration between the United Way of Greater Charlottesville and the Minority Business Alliance. 

“This sort of infrastructure is what helps a minority business grow,” said Libby Edwards-Allbaugh. “It helps level the playing field.” 

Edwards-Allbaugh is the owner of the Tax Ladies LLC, a small business that won a Minority Business Enterprise grant of $5,000 in April 2020 according to NBC29.   

That’s one of several dozen awards totalling over $150,000 that have been awarded since the start of the program six years ago. This year’s awardees are:

The awards were announced at the Minority Business Alliance’s gala on September 15. 


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