Preserving Local Business for Today… and Tomorrow.
2021 Batmasian Family Grant FINALIST ANNOUNCEMENT:
Join us to congratulate the 2021 Batmasian Family Grant winners. Each business has shown an exemplary effort to recover and rebuild their business; while paying it forward to support others in our communities.
We'd like to thank all the applicants for participating in the Batmasian Family Grant for Small Business. Your tenacity has been unwavering and we are so touched by all the amazing and courageous stories you shared.
On behalf of the Batmasian Family we'd like to recognize the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners and 12 runner up finalists.
1st Place: Invictus Barber Shop
2nd Place: Salutations of Delray
3rd Place: K & E Travel
Wine House Social
Urban Youth Impact
Music For Young Voices
The Loft At Congress
Each will receive a monetary award and three months of consulting by the esteemed panel of judges:
Troy McClellan, (CEO, Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce; Sharon Patterson, (President, Into the Blue Agency; Ken Ronan, (Attorney, Partner Lavalle, Brown & Ronan Law Group); Cris Millan, (Creative Operations Director, OGK Creative); Dennis Gavin (President, Paradise Bank); and Eddie Pozzuoli (Operations, Rapoport Restaurant Group).
Batmasian Family Grant
The Batmasian Grant for Small Business has been created to support and elevate local businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in South Florida. As long-time contributors to non-profits and the landscape of our communities, the Batmasian family has dedicated $100,000 to provide financial support and top-level coaching to local entrepreneurs and small businesses in the wake of COVID-19. Together we can help alleviate the impact of the crisis.
To apply, please read the guidelines and submit your application by April 15, 2021. Winners will be selected the week of May 19th.
The Batmasian Grant
Working Together to Support Entrepreneurship. Here’s How:
A panel of local business leaders, the Chamber of Commerce and city officials of Boca Raton and Delray Beach will review the applicants to select the finalists.
Each finalist will present their plans and ideas for final selection. As a finalist, businesses and entrepreneurs will receive incomparable insight and counsel from the Batmasians and renowned corporate executives to help their businesses grow and thrive.
- 1st Place - $20,000
- 2nd & 3rd Place - $10,000.
- $5,000 for the remaining top finalists
Plus 1-on-1 business coaching from respected leaders in our community.
Grant applicants will be reviewed in April 2021 and winners will be announced the week of May 19th, 2021. Winners will additionally be rewarded one-on-one sessions with The Batmasians and other high-level executives to help ensure their success for the long term.
In times arising from shutdowns and restricted operations in business, Batmasian Family Grant program will help minimize the financial strains some small businesses are experiencing and, through thoughtful professional guidance, help put them on a path to success.
The Ripple Effect of Giving
The Batmasians have contributed millions over the decades to aspiring entrepreneurs and businesses, non-profits, education and the community; after having built their company from a small $5,000 personal investment in 1960 to a $2 billion family-owned and operated company. Today they continue to help individuals and business owners in our communities through PROPEL and Changing Lives, which they founded, in addition to yearly contributions to home, health, family and community non-profits and programs.
Thank you for your interest in the Batmasian Family Grant. As of April 15 2021 the application period is closed.
All submissions are currently under review and finalists will be contacted for interviews. All the winners will be announced the week of May 19th.
Meet the Batmasian Family
Since moving to South Florida in 1983, Jim and Marta Batmasian have invested in the region by acquiring residential and commercial properties. Today, Investments Limited is the largest, privately-held, family-owned real estate company in the region. Many of their most notable properties include Royal Palm Place, Fifth Avenue Shoppes, the Shops at University Park (formerly Plum Plaza) and more currently under renovation or slated for 2021. Through their contributions to small business and community beautification, they have helped change the business landscape of the region.
In an effort to embrace local business and ingenuity, the Batmasians launched a new micro-grants program inviting businesses and entrepreneurs to apply, share their vision and mission, and how they will impact the community as a whole.