The National Center for Social Entrepreneurs (NCSE) offers a limited number of competitive grants for agencies participating in the Community Cohort Social Enterprise Project (CCSEP).  Download NCSE Overview and Outcomes for full description of the NCSE process.

Grant Amount: Up to $14,250.00 per recipient.

100% of grant will be applied to the cost of NCSE RoadMap™

Grant recipients must:

  • Complete  Entrepreneurial RiskAssessor™ and/or Impact Portrait™ survey(s)
  • Complete Entrepreneurial Pathfinder™ two-day session
  • Provide matching funds of $4,350.00.  100% of registration fees for Entrepreneurial Pathfinder™ will be applied toward matching funds total.
  • Commit to full participation in NCSE RoadMap™ immersion program, including: building an Enterprise Team, attending and participating in monthly group training, and; developing a detailed, launch-ready Enterprise Plan
  • Submit a complete NCSE Innovation Grant application

        Eligibility: Any registered nonprofit organization in Tennessee is welcome to apply

Entrepreneurial Pathfinder™ will be held on September 15 & 16, 2011.

Registration is now open at:

Cost:                   Individual Registration: $299 per person

Group Registration $799 Per Organization (Team of 3 – 6 people)

NCSE will accept Grant applications beginning on October 1, 2011.
Applications will be distributed at Entrepreneurial Pathfinder sessions.

For more information, please contact one of our Nashville CCSEP Counselors:

Sean McGee:

Dave Parker:

Dan Surface:


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