The Ester K. Mimms Foundation (EKM) is dedicated to supporting and empowering underrepresented individuals to create the change they wish to see in the world. Through access to leading entrepreneurial educational programs and strategic partnerships with national corporations, capital investment sources and foundations, EKM is fueling the power of the next generation to change the way we work, collaborate, and grow.
The EKM Foundation is proudly fiscally sponsored by The Giving Back Fund
We seek to invigorate local businesses and economies, accelerating community growth for underrepresented entrepreneurs globally. Our mission is to provide access to developmental resources, relationships, and capital, regardless of their present social-economic position, and join their purpose with sustainable business.
The 2x1 Grant
The EKM 2x1 Program seeks to invigorate local underserved Business Economies by funding valuable connections between local minority-owned businesses and minority service providers. Through our 2x1 Program, EKM purchases business development, sales and marketing service "vouchers" from local minority service providers. We then award minority Businesses with these service “vouchers”, connecting them with service providers based on their unique business needs.
This program is provided to local underserved businesses and service providers at no cost to participants through the EKM Foundation and our generous donors.