The Golden State Warriors and United Airlines announced today the launch of Franchise Fund, a program designed to support minority-owned Bay Area small businesses. Watch a video explaining Franchise Fund below:
In collaboration with the Western Region Minority Supplier Diversity Council, the Warriors and United Airlines will select 25 minority-owned, Bay Area small businesses to join the initiative, which will offer resources to assist with business growth. The Warriors and United will cover all costs associated with the businesses receiving their Minority Business Enterprise designation, issued by the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council. All 25 businesses will also receive a stipend upon program completion and will have their businesses listed in a directory that is circulated to all Warriors corporate partners, in the effort to raise awareness around services offered by the collective group.