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Line Break Founder’s Grant

When we started Line Break last year, one of our principles and core motivations was impact: as a company, we can have greater financial impact in our community than as individuals or employees. Today, we're starting a new project with this aim:

We're giving out two $7,500 grants to individuals looking to start a new venture in the Bay Area. These grants will be awarded to founders from backgrounds which are under-represented in the Bay Area tech industry.

Who are the grants for?

We're looking for founders who receive a disproportionately low amount of funding from traditional sources like angel investors and venture capital firms. This includes, but is not limited to, people of color, women, and trans or genderqueer individuals.

We’ll be accepting proposals for each grant individually, based on the type of project looking for funding:

  1. Grant #1 will go to a new for-profit software venture with a plan to run long-term
  2. Grant #2 will go to a new community-focused software project with no profit expectations

For the grant recipients, we'll make ourselves available for:

We're excited to fund projects that we think have the potential to grow, but we're taking no equity or ownership in your final product. There are no strings attached; we simply want to see great ideas succeed.

Apply Today

Starting May 8, we're excited to open our call for proposals to the public. Submissions will be open through May 31 June 6. You can submit your proposal at


If you have multiple ideas or projects you’re interested in pursuing, please submit multiple proposals.


Unsure if you should submit a proposal? Want to know more about our decision making process? Just want to say hi? Check out our frequently asked questions, or reach out to us at [email protected].