BeyGOOD, the initiative founded by Beyoncé, in 2013, to support people and programs around the world, is now BeyGOOD Foundation, a public charity.
With the global public health crisis in 2020, the uncertainty of many small businesses and the growing need for economic support in communities, Beyoncé established the Black Parade Route to highlight and support Black-owned small businesses in the US and abroad. More than 900 small businesses were provided with grants and/or highlighted on socials. BeyGOOD will also support students through the RENAISSANCE Scholarship Fund that will be given to colleges and universities in ten different cities along the tour. Each school will be given one hundred thousand dollars and will select the student recipients.
BeyGOOD’s total scholarship commitment during RENAISSANCE WORLD TOUR is an additional and separate one million dollars. Applications for the Black Parade Route Small Business relief grants are available on www.BeyGOOD.org. Applicants can apply immediately through April 27. – Steve Sijenyi