2017 Local Chamber Grant Application is Closed!


About the Local Chamber Grant

The USHCC Foundation has partnered with Wells Fargo to provide $100,000 dollars in funds each year directly to chambers across the country for existing programs that strengthen and foster the growth of small business communities.

Multiple grants ranging from $20,000 to $5,000 are awarded to local chambers who continue to serve their members and local business communities. These funds have supported a variety of programs, spanning from empowering entrepreneurs, promoting green energy, and advancing diversity and inclusion. 


Grant Amounts

There are three tiers of grant awards to which each chamber call fall under one. The size of the chambers membership will determine which tier of funding the applying chamber can qualify for
TIER I: Funding Level $20,000 – For chambers with over 1,000 members 
TIER II: Funding Level $10,000 – For chambers with between 999 and 250 members
TIER III: Funding Level $5,000 - For chambers with under 249 members


Judging will include

  • Major accomplishments achieved in the areas of business, economic development, procurement and/or access to capital
  • Leadership, partnerships and service to the Hispanic community and business community
  • Measurable results and outcomes within the Hispanic business community

Not to be limited by the criteria above


Application Check list:

  • Must be an existing program targeted toward strengthening small business members.
  • Recipients must be willing to provide progress reports and present at the USHCC National Convention describing the use of the funds and updates on the program. Recipients will also provide a final report at the end of the grant cycle.
  • Must be a current dues-paying member of the USHCC.
Note: If you are already receiving funding from Wells Fargo, you are still able to apply for this grant.



Lucero Pina, Program Manager

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Sponsored By:

2016 Grant Recipients & Programs 

Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of CommerceLatino Business Initiative

Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Power Hour

Fresno Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Technical Assistance program 

Nevada Hispanic Group: Advanced Business Leadership Series

Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Small Biz U program

Latino Chamber of Commerce of Pueblo: Brown Bag Seminars

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana: Hispanic Business Seminars and Trade show

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Cincinnati: Hispanic Affinity Group Best Practices Program

Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Coaching for Growth program! 

Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Access Florida Capital program 


2015 Grant Recipients & Programs 

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce: Spanish Language Entrepreneurship Training Program (Empezando)

Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Small Business Boot Camps

Camara Comercio Hispana de Nebraska: El Grito - Outreach and Sustainability Program

Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Latino Innovation and Growth

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis: Cafe with Business

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley: Capital Infusion Program

Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce: Technical Assistance Programs


2014 Grant Recipients & Programs 

Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Latina Roundtable Seminars Initiative

Hispanic Chamber of Metro Orlando: HCCMO Supplier Diversity Program

Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: NXLevel Business Academy

Utah Hispanic Chamber: Acceso Technology Series

Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber: Bilingual Business Development Certificate Program

North Carolina Hispanic Chamber: Emprendedores NCHCC Program

Latino Entrepreneurial Network of SE Wisconsin, INC: Green Entrepreneurial Boot Camp