Congratulations to our First Round Recipients! 

  • Black Pearl Global Investments
  • Blkmrkclt
  • Blue Print Consulting (No Grease)
  • Boardroom Health Solutions
  • Bulgogi Box
  • Charlotte NC Tours
  • CLT Find
  • Dunx Coffee
  • Dupp & Swat
  • E-fix housing solutions
  • Elder Gallery of Contemperary Art
  • Futo Buta
  • Golden Cow Creamery
  • Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy
  • Hustle House Fitness
  • IEnate
  • Jeffre Scott Apothecary
  • Kemo-Farson Enterprises - The Beehive
  • M and R inc. 
  • MarlieQs Caribbean Queen Food Truck
  • MumEase
  • OMJ Clothing
  • Oh Script Paper Co.
  • Petra's Piano Bar & Cabaret
  • Poppin Sweets
  • Powell Enterprises of Charlotte (West End Seafood)
  • Red Clay Ciderworks
  • Savvy Bridal Boutique
  • StoryNow
  • Sycamore Brewing
  • The Mother Earth Group
  • The Shed
  • Triple C Brewing Company
  • Uptown Yolk

The Charlotte Center City Small Business Innovation Fund has awarded grants to 34 Center City small businesses, over $1 Million, to spur and support innovation as they adapt to new economic realities caused by the COVID-19 crisis. These businesses are located throughout Uptown, South End, Historic West End, and elsewhere in Center City, and more than 90 percent of the first-round grantees are minority-, women- or veteran-owned businesses.