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February 5, 2024

International Hartford awards $80K in grants to 15 local minority-owned businesses

Contributed The Rolling Roti food truck in downtown Hartford.

A local nonprofit, International Hartford, said it is awarding $80,000 in grants to 15 minority-owned businesses in the Hartford metro area.

The businesses will use the grants to finance capital equipment purchases, build-out their facilities and on marketing. Awards are up to $10,000 per business.

The recipients are:

  • La Casita, Guatemalan restaurant
  • Rolling Roti, Guyanese food truck
  • Ital Juicery, Jamaican juices, vegan food and desserts
  • Head Over Berries, juice bars
  • Mask Down, recording studio
  • Queen’s Fashion, African clothing
  • Amarantha’s Hair Salon
  • Art Food Live, West African food truck
  • Key Bookstore, on-line bookstore for Black literature
  • Anibok, Asian-African tea beverages
  • Chef Walter, catering
  • Da Last Drip, food sauces
  • KH Action, car audio equipment
  • AGP Global, event security
  • Hive Builders, fatherhood education

The microgrant program, now in its second year, is funded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Stanley D. and Hilda N. Fisher Fund.

International Hartford is a nonprofit organization that provides business counseling, access to capital and helps businesses navigate the regulatory environment.

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