The ELEVATE Direct Impact Dollars (DID) Initiative

Leveraging The Power of Our Collective Dollars

You are invited to be a Voluntary Contributor to the ELEVATE Direct Impact Dollars (DID) Initiative, an extension of the ELEVATE Movement. The ELEVATE movement is committed to elevating the consciousness of African Americans in the Greater Seattle area for positive change. 

We Invite You To Join Us

The ELEVATE DID Initiative is about leveraging the power of our collective dollars to directly impact and financially empower African-American owned businesses in the Greater Seattle area . 


Become a Voluntary Contributor to the DID Initiative Today. 


Contribution checks can be mailed or a Contribution can be made electronically. 


Click on the link below to submit your payment  today. 

CONTRIBUTE

To Mail in Your Contribution:

You can mail in your contribution by check. Make checks payable to NWILC and mail to:  

Masterminds, 24043 - 19th Avenue South, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98198. Thank you !

The Business Application

The DID Business Application

The ELEVATE Movement’s Direct Impact Dollars (DID) Initiative is an approach to support existing African-American businesses in the Greater Seattle Area in growing, expanding, and increasing capacity and cash flow. The Elevate DID “fund” was contributed BY the community and FOR the community from private community member contributions.  This is a precedent-setting, community-directed  financial empowerment Initiative for the Greater Seattle area.  


Phase 1 of the Initiative was receiving Contributions from a target goal of 50 community members. This was successfully achieved!  Now we are in Phase 2 – the opportunity to APPLY for a DID Award.


Direct Impact Dollars are not loans, and NO interest applies, but are repayable so that the Fund is replenished to enable a second cycle of 6-8 DID awards to occur. Existing African-American businesses in business for at least one year are eligible and will receive Direct Impact Dollars ranging from $2,000 to $3,000, to leverage and maximize to support growth and sales.  


Business Applications are available now and will be received until December 20, 2019.  

The Application

Business Applications are available now and will be received until December 20, 2019.   

Click Here to Apply