The Advancing Entrepreneurship Program (AEP) is a special initiative of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF). AEP will provide funding to nonprofits for projects aimed at building the capacity of entrepreneurs, microenterprises and small businesses in the Greater Kanawha Valley area of West Virginia. For the purposes of this program, a microenterprise is a commercial participating business with five or fewer employees, at least one of whom is the owner, while a small business has no more than 50 employees. Additionally, an entrepreneur is a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.
TGKVF is particularly interested in creating and sustaining jobs for low-wealth individuals. Therefore, applicants to AEP should outline strategies to stimulate job growth through entrepreneurship, microenterprises and small businesses.
The Truist Foundation is a program partner.