The past year and a half have been hard for us, specifically for businesses around the world.

In an effort to support Black small businesses that were affected by the global pandemic, the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation and the NAACP have teame up in order to create a grant program to help Black-owned small business across the United States and New England.

Recipients of the Power Forward Grant will receive a $25,000 grant each.

In an official statement, Steve Pagliuca, Celtics Managing Partner & Alternate Governor and Chairman of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation said, “A primary focus of Boston Celtics United is to make a meaningful impact through programs that support Economic Opportunity and Empowerment.”

Adding, “The Power Forward Small Business Grant is a major step in these efforts, and we are grateful to partner with Vistaprint and the NAACP in this shared vision.”