Visión Verde Grant

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. launched the second annual Visión Verde grant, a $100,000 initiative designed to empower Latinx/Hispanic entrepreneurs within the beverage alcohol service, sales, and hospitality industries across the United States. The grant program is open to all entrepreneurs who are looking to expand their businesses focused on growing through a sustainable vision.

“Entrepreneurship is in our blood and despite challenges, we continue to make a significant impact through vision, creativity and ganas,” said Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of HHF. “Latino entrepreneurship is good for our community, our country, and we want to make sure it’s also good for our globe.  Through the pioneering Visión Verde program with Bacardi, we want to continue supporting Latino businesses not only grow but become more sustainable as part of their business model.”

Building on the success of last year’s program, the Visión Verde grant will be awarded to 10 deserving recipients across the U.S., each receiving $10,000 to fund initiatives that promote sustainability and environmental impact through education and mentorship. The application process will be rigorous, ensuring that the most innovative and impactful business ideas receive the support they need to succeed.

“All applicants of the Visión Verde grant will gain access to Coctelería Consciente, a Hispanic-owned sustainability consultancy specializing in the hospitality sector. Coctelería Consciente will provide valuable education sessions on Integrated Waste Management, Carbon and Water Footprint, Renewable Energies, and Energy Efficiency, offering actionable recommendations to drive positive sustainability impact.

In its inaugural year, the Visión Verde grant distributed $100,000 among 10 businesses in Greater Miami. This initial investment laid the groundwork for a more sustainable future and showcased the potential of Latinx/Hispanic entrepreneurs to lead the way in sustainable business practices. Meet the 2023 Visión Verde recipients.

For more information and to submit your application by August 25,  click here.