Bizanthropy

Focused philanthropy to enable disadvantaged small business growth.

Bizanthropy™ is a non-profit organization focused on funding the gap to make services that are critical to business growth more accessible.

Awaiting 501c3 approval!  #fundthegap

Empowering small businesses to create financial stability and capacity to contribute to their communities. We are just getting started… stay tuned!

We believe that business ownership is the ultimate socio-economic equalizer, but 80% of new businesses fail.

We provide funding to small businesses in marginalized, minority, and low income communities so get the critical services needed for their businesses to grow!

How Does it Work?

Bizanthropy will be “funding the gap” between what small businesses and nonprofits can afford to pay, and what service providing vendors are willing to accept, to ensure that services critical to business growth and stability are accessible. In support of that, Bizanthropy will vet beneficiaries to ensure they have started a legitimate, registered business and that they meet the criteria of the mission of the organization; operating within marginalized, minority, or low income communities or operated by minorities.

Bizanthropy will also review the type of services the beneficiaries are requesting assistance with and match the beneficiaries with a vetted service provider. Bizanthropy will vet service providers to ensure they have legitimate, registered businesses and that they have a proven track record and verifiable references and evidence of their expertise and results. Only services providers willing to charge a substantial discount off market rate are approved. 

Mission

We help marginalized small businesses gain access to services critical to their survival and growth.

Core Values

EQUITY

We acknowledge that marginalized people have different circumstances and that we must make resources and opportunities accessible to ensure they reach an equal outcome.

RECIPROCAL

We believe in building a strategic cooperative between small business owners and professional service vendors, not hand-outs… as both parties have skin in the game and contribute what they are able for the services rendered.

OVERSIGHT

We ensure that professional services are provided as committed by qualified, vetted vendors. We share status updates on beneficiary progress with our donors and supporters.

EXPONENTIAL

Impact ripple effect is magnified due to partnership between vendor small businesses and client small businesses both winning.

Vision

10,000+ small businesses that would’ve been a statistic of failure have the tools and services they need to survive, grow, and have a ripple impact on their communities and the economy.

Meet the Team

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Susan (Suz) Fessenden

The Launch Commander™

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I’m Susan Fessenden and I’m ready to help!

I’ve been helping small businesses for 25 years and starting Bizanthropy has been a life long dream. I’m ready to make a larger impact on our economy and communities through small business stability and growth!

Let’s rally behind these struggling small businesses and create an ecosystem where services critical to their survival and growth are more accessible!

Dr. Dodie Arnold

Co-Chair

Treasurer

Nina Ross

Secretary

Coming Soon

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