AS OF 2020, WITHIN THE 1.1 MILLION US SMALL BUSINESSES,
Vision of Ignite MOB
To create an ecosystem of minority-owned businesses that not only create wealth for themselves, but are passionate about using their capital to create impactful change, in Memphis.
At Ignite M.O.B. Inc, our mission is to empower Black, Latinx, and Indigenous small business owners and entrepreneurs to build strong, sustainable businesses focused on creating significant social impacts, across Memphis.
We do this by helping Minority Owned Businesses:
Memphis was cited as the top choice among black entrepreneurs as the place to open a small business.
-Fast Company (2018)
Programs To Aid Minority-Owned Businesses
Start: October 23, 2023 Pitch Day: October 26, 2023
Registration Deadline: October 21, 2023
What Is Social Entrepreneurship?
TYPES OF GIVING
By making a donation to Ignite M.O.B., you are helping equip aspiring social entrepreneurs with critical resources to create, launch and scale businesses. Gifts can be made online or by mail.
A gift today equals change for tomorrow.
Foundation and Corporate Partnerships
Our partners include foundations, financial institutions, and corporations that partner with us by providing substantial financial gifts.
Walters-Ray Giving Circle
The Walters-Ray Giving Circle is a group of generous leaders and visionaries committed to advancing our mission, through annual donations. These leaders help promote economic development, spur minority-owned business growth, and focus on better communities, through entrepreneurial job growth and revenue, while also playing a vital role in changing individuals’ lives of each entrepreneur served.
$10,000 | $5,000 | $3,000
A gift to our annual fund is vital to our success. Annual Fund gifts support the ongoing programming devoted solely to empowering minority social entrepreneurs. Consider making a gift today!
Recurring gifts are an easy way to commit to supporting Ignite M.O.B. on a regular basis and also helps us sustain our programming. Setting up a recurring gift is simple and easy. Your ongoing, regular support of minority business owners is a catalyst for change. We hope you will consider a monthly or quarterly donation today!
Contact our Executive Director to learn more.
Sponsor a participant for a boot camp or incubator program
$350 | $600 | $800
Each of our programs is designed to enrich and empower, our members. By purchasing a scholarship, you are ensuring that all barriers are removed for a minority-owned business to reach full potential and do well, by doing good.
In-Kind and Non-Cash Gifts
Ignite MOB accepts certain non-cash donations that align with our mission and programs. Email Executive Director at Executivedirector@ignitemob.org to get connected.
Ignite M.O.B. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For most U.S. taxpayers, up to $300 of donations to a charity ($600 for a couple) are deductible in 2023. Please be sure to check with your tax specialist to be sure.
Our entrepreneurs gain valuable insight from experienced business owners and business leaders. Is that you? Email Executive Director at Programs@ignitemob.org to get connected.