will continue to serve the nonprofit and small business community during the COVID-19 global crisis.  In addition to posting new COVID-19 Coronavirus funding opportunities, we will continue to update active grants with new extended grant deadlines.  While we are carefully monitoring funding opportunities and updating throughout each day, the situation is dynamic. We ask that all GrantWatch members review the URL listed in the grant posting and all material provided by the funding source prior to submitting applications.

Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Entrepreneurial Opportunity Contest

Opportunity for Arizona Businesses in Eligible Regions
to Participate in an Entrepreneurial Innovation Contest

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Phoenix Business Journal (PBJ) and BBVA

Deadline Date:

03/27/20 11:59 PM EST


Request a Grant Writer

Opportunity for Arizona businesses in eligible regions to compete for prizes to implement new and creative business ideas. Eligible contest participants will demonstrate how they use technology to reshape their markets, how they have created a better way to serve existing customers, or how they have created a whole new product, service or business model. This Local Market Promotion is only open to small business owners in the city of Phoenix and surrounding areas.

BBVA and The Phoenix Business Journal invite small businesses with innovative ideas to nominate themselves for the Entrepreneurial Opportunity Contest. This business will have the chance to be one of five who pitch their idea to a panel of distinguished judges at a live event. The winning pitch will receive a cash prize. All finalists and winners will be showcased on the local business journal digital platforms and the weekly print edition.

PBJ and BBVA seek businesses that are innovating to create opportunities for their clients and their markets. Whether businesses are using technology to disrupt their market, have created a better way to serve existing customers or innovated to create a whole new product, service or business model.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186393

Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

The winner in the Phoenix Market will receive $10,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- This Local Market Promotion is only open to small business owners in the city of Phoenix, Arizona and surrounding areas who are legal residents of Phoenix, Arizona or surrounding areas and who are at least 18 years old as of the date of entry.
- Officers, directors, members, and employees of the Sponsor, or any other party associated with the development or administration of this Local Market Promotion, and the immediate family (i.e., parents, children, siblings, spouse), and persons residing in the same household, as such individuals are not eligible to participate.
- To be eligible, businesses must have been established for a minimum of 2 years as of the date of entry and have at least $750,000 in annual revenue.
- Privately Owned Automated Teller Machines, Pawn Shops, Money Transfer, Transmittal or Remittance businesses, Personal Credit Institutions, Private Investment Companies, Massage, Escort and Tanning establishments, Parking Garages, Adult Video Tape Rental companies, non-profit and Casino, Gambling or Gaming businesses, as well as non-profit businesses are not eligible. This Local Market Promotion is void outside Phoenix, Arizona and where prohibited. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this local market promotion.

Pre-Application Information:

This Local Market Promotion begins 12:01 AM EST February 10, 2020 and ends 11:59 PM EST March 27, 2020 when all entries must be received.

- Phase One: All entries will be judged on or about March 30, 2020. The five (5) entries with the highest overall score will be declared a potential finalist.
- Phase Two: The Business Journals will create profiles of the five (5) finalists, upload them to and the public will be asked to vote. Voting begins 12:01 AM EST April 13, 2020 and ends 11:59 PM EST May 11, 2020.
- Finalist must present their concept in person to the judges on June 4, 2020 in (or within 20 miles of) Phoenix, Arizona. Judges will score entries based on their criteria and the results of the public vote. The one finalist with the highest score will be declared the potential winner.

Contest Rules:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Nominate a small business at the URL for Full Text below.

If you have questions or problems with your entry please contact:

Phoenix Business Journal
101 N. First Avenue
Suite 2300
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: 602-230-8400

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: Phoenix

Suggested Grants:

Grants to USA State Agencies to Support Volunteerism

Deadline 05/06/20

Grants to USA state agencies to encourage and support volunteerism. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for programs that support, manage, and recruit volunteers. Priority will be given to prog

GrantWatch ID#: 123648

Grants and In-Kind Services to USA Nonprofits and Agencies to Benefit Those with Memory Loss

Deadline 06/24/20

Grants of $10,000 and in-kind services to USA nonprofit organizations and public agencies for programs that address the needs of people with memory loss and dementia. Funding is intended to enable new programming, as well as to provide support for caregivers and familie

GrantWatch ID#: 123719

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to USA Agencies in Multiple States to Develop Services for Relative Caregivers

Deadline 06/10/20

Grants of $15,000 to eligible USA state agencies to develop new services for supporting caregivers who have taken on the role of surrogate parents to young relatives. Funding is intended to be used over a two-year period to develop the program activities. Priority will

GrantWatch ID#: 124160

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Independent Filmmakers for Feature-Length Films in ...

Deadline 06/15/20

Grants to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length films in eligible genres. Funding is intended to support nonfiction films at any production phase from development through post-production. Films should demonstrate effective storytelling

GrantWatch ID#: 127055

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 05/01/20

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Economic Development and Job Training

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming nonprofits for education, job training, and community and economic dev

GrantWatch ID#: 130602

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Psychology Graduate Student to Research the Effects...

Deadline 06/15/20

Grant of $9,000 to a USA, Canada, or International graduate psychology student for research and demonstration projects that foster understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholastic achievement, primarily for children in kindergarten through eighth g

GrantWatch ID#: 132694

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits to Assist Underserved ...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA, Mexico, and Haiti nonprofits, for-profit organizations, and government entities for programs and services that improve the quality of life for underserved children. Focus areas include working families, equitable communities, and thriving children. The Fu

GrantWatch ID#: 133552