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Support Diverse-Owned Businesses

Make a donation to the Pay It Forward Fund to underwrite an annual membership for businesses in the community.  The Pay It Forward Fund places a priority on minority, trans and women-owned businesses. These are diverse-owned businesses who do not have the financial means to join the Chamber but can greatly benefit from programming, including learning opportunities to grow their business, and networking, to support their businesses. 

Over the years, through the Fund, the Chamber has been able to support many diverse owned businesses including helping get businesses LGBTBE® Certified. These diverse-owned businesses have been able to connect with the Chamber and received valuable training and networking to help their businesses grow and thrive.

At the Chamber, we believe that this is what community is all about!


Your generous financial support through the Pay It Forward Fund helps underwrite memberships for a diverse owned business so they can fully engage with the Chamber. Plus, this support helps the Chamber as well by engaging more members and connecting them to resources and support. Win-Win! 

Donate to underwrite a membership for a diverse-owned business that can use YOUR help.

Select your donation amount*:

  • $450 - 1 membership
  • $900 - 2 memberships
  • $1,350 - 3 memberships
  • Or choose your own amount to underwrite four or more memberships
  • Make an additional donation to support the Chamber's work.

*Amounts consist of annual membership fee plus an initial processing fee that is added to the first year of any membership.

Pay It Forward Donors are highlighted throughout the year for their generous support of diverse-owned businesses. If you would like to learn more about supporting the Pay It Forward Fund, please contact the Chamber at 832-510-3002 or

Are you a diverse-owned business who needs financial support for Chamber membership?

Apply for the Fund.

Through the Chamber Champion Fund and the Pay It Forward Fund, a one-year membership may be available to eligible businesses. Underwriting of memberships is subject to available funds at the time the application is submitted.

Thank you to our generous 2022-2023 Pay It Forward Donors!

We appreciate the tremendous support from our 2022-2023 Pay It Forward Donors. Thank you for stepping up to underwrite memberships for diverse-owned businesses. These generous donations underwrite memberships to help businesses stay connected to the Chamber, needed resources and community!