Supporting Small Business is the Best Gift You Can Give Your Community

Make a one-time or recurring donation to the Center for Business & Innovation, a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization. Your donation is completely tax deductible.

Why support CB&I? 

The Center for Business & Innovation has created and implemented an ecosystem that supports and grows entrepreneurs. The center is home to over a dozen programs that support entrepreneurs in any stage of their business journey. These resources including startup training, business growth training, an online incubator program, an investment network, no cost business coaching and advising, no cost government contract advising, and a MakerSpace.

The importance of cultivating and nurturing small businesses in our community is more important today than ever. To truly create an economy that is equitable, diverse, inclusive, and sustainable small businesses must be at the forefront. Thank you for your generous donation!

- Michael Cade

Executive Director, Thurston Economic Development Center

How your gift will benefit entrepreneurs in our community:

  • $100 Gift: Provides a scholarship for a new entrepreneur to attend one course on structuring and licensing their business or basic accounting for startups.
  • $250 Gift: Provides a scholarship for a new entrepreneur to attend four courses on starting a business including writing a business plan, structuring and licensing, branding and social media marketing for startups, and basic accounting for startups.
  • $500 Gift: Supports up to five one-month membership scholarships and fabrication assistance at the Lacey MakerSpace for a new entrepreneur to prototype a new product.
  • $1000 GIft: Supports the development of five new business support training webinars that are offered at no cost and are available to businesses on demand.
  • $2000 Gift: Supports the hosting, maintenance, and new resource development of our entrepreneur portal.
  • $2500 Gift: Provides one women entrepreneur with an online store and marketing package for one year.
  • $3000 Gift: Provides funding to translate one of the existing courses for entrepreneurs into another language.