Nav’s Small Business Grant

Nav Grant applications are currently closed. 


Through our Grant Program, we’ve met thousands of inspiring business owners ready to unlock their next move. We’re pausing this program for now so we can incorporate feedback from our customers and grant applicants, and so we can develop even more ways to support small businesses. 


If you’re looking for a grant for your business, here are some options: 

  1. National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) Growth Grants
  2. Amber Grant for Women
  3. Check out our grant resource article for more options
  4. Explore grants in our new curated Business Grants page!
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Previous winners

Business owner making tea

Sipping Streams Tea

Spring 2022

Sipping Streams Tea aims to bring people and communities together through handcrafted, high-quality, and globally-sourced loose leaf tea. They plan to use the grant money to purchase custom printed tea canisters for loose leaf teas.

Read more about Sipping Streams Tea and how they will use the grant funds.


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Herban Frequency

Winter 2021

Herban Frequency is reimagining vegan cuisine. They plan to use the grant money to move into their first brick-and-mortar location.
Read more
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Roseland Born Logistics

Fall 2021

Roseland Born Logistics will use the grant funds to purchase a box truck to expand their services and scale their business.
Read more
Business owner with horses

JW Equine Services

Summer 2021

JW Equine Services will use the grant funds to help build a covered arena that will allow her to extend her business to serve clients in all weather conditions.
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Business owner holding trash collected from the ocean

Upcycle Hawaii

Spring 2021

Upcycle Hawaii will use the Nav grant to invest in new tools and equipment to support their growing business turning trash into goods.
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Business owner holding a meat cleaver

Prince Abou’s Butchery

Winter 2020

Prince Abou’s Butchery offers the freshest meat possible to their customers and makes the transaction of buying meat completely transparent.
Read more
Business owners posing in a dance studio

Thr3e Live Dance Complex

Fall 2020

Thr3e Live Dance Complex brings dance classes to the Providence, RI area. They used the funds to open a larger studio and reach more dancers from all walks of life.
Read more
Business owners posing by a food truck

Che Butter Jonez

Spring 2020

COVID-19 caused Detric Fox-Quinlan and Malik Rhasaan, owners and founders of Atlanta-based food truck Che Butter Jonez , to focus on day-to-day survival rather than growth.
Read more
Business owner posing in a coffee shop

Three Tree Coffee

Winter 2019

Three Tree Coffee established a one-of-a-kind coffee shop that not only served customers, but also provided a way to give back to the community.
Read more
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Junk Star Furniture

Fall 2019

Junk Star has taken off as a custom furniture manufacturer that uses their customers’ dreams as blueprints for one-of-a-kind creations.
Read more
Business owners holding a giant check

Running Dogs Brewery

Spring 2019

This couple created a destination watering hole in the Pacific Northwest that serves their entire community.

Read more
Excited business owner clasping her hands

Private Detox of Utah

Winter 2018

One of the first companies to offer drug and alcohol detox in the addicts’ home, allowing more people to access recovery programs.
Read more
Business owners posing by the door to a tackle shop

CJ’s Bait and Tackle

Fall 2018

After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, this solar-powered mobile bait and tackle shop looks to serve the Gulf Coast community.
Read their application

About Nav & The Grant

Like most small business owners, we’re a little unruly here at Nav. Our co-founders are lifelong entrepreneurs who had to go over, through and around roadblocks in order to chase their dream. If this sounds familiar, we want to make your life easier.

Nav is a free service that gives business owners the fastest, easiest and most trusted path to financing. More than 1.4 million business owners use Nav today. We’ve launched the Nav Small Business Grant to give $10,000 to help a deserving business take their company to the next level. If you’ve ever dealt with a tough business challenge but refused to quit, we invite you to apply. It’s easy!

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I can’t sign up for a Nav account?

If you’re having trouble signing up, please give our customer support team a call at 855-226-8388. As part of our sign-up process, we verify your identity so we can give you access to tools and data. If we’re unable to verify your identity in the sign-up process, unfortunately you won’t be able to enter to win the business grant this time around.

What if I’m already a Nav customer?

If you’re already a Nav customer, you’ve already completed the first step of the application process. Congrats! Move on to step two.

How do I get my unique voting link?

After you submit the form above, you will receive an email that will contain your unique voting link. If you do not receive an email within 24 hours, please email

Can people vote for my business multiple times?

No. Individuals can only vote for a business one time during each grant round.

Does my business win if I receive the most votes?

No. The votes are used to narrow down the top 200 businesses. The finalists are chosen based on the content of the social media post and a check to see that you have a Nav account.

Does my social media post have to be on my business page?

It will help us learn more about your business if the post is on your business page. If you’re nervous about sharing a business challenge with your customers for fear that they’ll think your business is in trouble, remember that you can share a challenge that you’ve already tackled or are actively working on. Be creative!

The boring details our lawyers made us write:

Section 1. Agreement (“Agreement”)

I (hereinafter referred to as “I,” “Me,” or “My”) acknowledge that by submitting content to Nav Technologies, Inc. (“Nav”), I accept and agree to the terms and conditions of Nav’s Legitify Your Small Business Grant Contest Agreement (“Program”) as set out in this Agreement, on My behalf and the entity on behalf of which I am acting in an official capacity, if any. I further acknowledge that My submission does not automatically render Me eligible for the Program, and that My eligibility to participate in the Program will be determined solely by Nav as provided in this Agreement. I acknowledge that once deemed eligible for the Program, this Agreement governs My participation in the Program. I acknowledge that those persons (including Me), who are declared eligible will be referred to throughout this Agreement as “Participant”.

Please print out a copy of this agreement for your records.

Section 2. Program.

I acknowledge that I have created a Nav account and am a Nav registered user and will remain a registered user throughout the contest. In the event that I am no longer a registered user, Nav has the right to terminate My participation in the Program. I acknowledge that I have been advised to read and review this Agreement and to print a copy for my records.

After filling out the participation form, to apply for the Program Participants must:

Write a post on your business’s Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn account including your unique voting link, #navsmallbusinessgrant, and explaining:

1. What your business does

2. A challenge your business has overcome in the past and a challenge you continue to struggle with; and

3. How the grant funds will help you overcome your challenge and detailed specifics about how you plan to use the prize money.

4. Share your unique voting link from step 2 in your post and encourage your followers and customers to vote for your business. Individuals can only vote for a business one time during each grant round.

Winners will be selected by Nav from among the 200 entrants which receive the most votes via their unique voting links. Receiving the most votes does not guarantee that you will be selected as a winner.

By My submission, I acknowledge that all content submitted to Nav under this Program may be used by Nav in accordance with Nav’s general Terms and Conditions, incorporated by reference herein and acknowledged through My Nav account. I further acknowledge and agree that all content provided to Nav pursuant to the Program is considered property of Nav and I hereby grant to Nav an irrevocable license in any such content included in My submission, including but not limited to any, copyright, trademark, service mark, patent and trade secret rights. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this Agreement shall obligate Nav to publish or otherwise use any content provided by Me. I further acknowledge that the Program is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook Instagram, or LinkedIn, and I release Facebook Instagram, or LinkedIn, from any claim or liability related to my participation in the Program.

Section 3. Restrictions.

(a) A Participant’s valid email address must be provided during the Nav account creation process. Participant’s participation in the Program constitutes Participant’s permission for Nav to use such email address to communicate with Participant.

(b) Participants must be 18 years of age or older and have a U.S.-based billing address.

(c) Participant acknowledges and agrees that their Nav information and data may be used in accordance with Nav’s general Terms & Conditions.

Section 4. Term of Program.

The Program shall remain in effect until the application deadline of October 26th, 2021. Nav reserves the right to (a) modify the application period for the Program; (b) alter or modify the Program or this Agreement; and, (c) suspend or terminate the Program or this Agreement, or terminate a Participant’s participation in the Program, all at any time for any reason through a notice posted by Nav on, or as otherwise provided by Nav. In the event a Participant is later determined not to be eligible for the Program after being notified that Participant was eligible, Participant’s participation in the Program will be terminated.

Section 5. Controlling Law and Severability.

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the U.S. and the State of Utah, without reference to its conflicts of law provisions. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of this Agreement, or a portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties and the remainder of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. This contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

Section 6. Complete Agreement.

By participating in the Program, each Participant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Nav and its parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies from any liability, damages, losses or injury resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from the Participant’s participation in the Program or the acceptance, use or misuse of any prize that may be won.


Section 7. Complete Agreement.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement with respect to the Program and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous understandings, representations, statements or agreements, written or oral. No amendment to, modification of, or waiver of any provision of, this Agreement will be binding on Nav without written consent which must be identified as an amendment, modification or waiver.