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Grant & Funding Opportunities for Women-Owned Businesses

Grant & Funding Opportunities for Women-Owned Businesses

It can be a bit challenging finding funding resources for your business. We have compiled a list of grants and funding resources that will hopefully help in your quest. Links have been provided to obtain additional information.

While some opportunities are not yet open, it is a good idea to set a calendar reminder to revisit the opportunity at the appropriate time.

The Amber Grant

There is a $2000 grant awarded each month. All monthly winners are then eligible to win an annual grant of $25,000 of which there is one winner. You can see past winners on the site. The next deadline is October 31, 2019.

-Grantor: WomensNet

-$15 application fee

-Grant dollar range: 

$2,000 each month

$25,000 to one monthly winner, awarded each year

-Industry grant applies to: Not specific or limited

-Link to grant:

https://ambergrantsforwomen.com/get-an-amber-grant/apply-now/

Cartier Women's Initiative Awards

The call for applications is closed for 2020; however, I suggest reading through the requirements and set a calendar reminder for next cycle.

-Grantor: Cartier Women's Initiative

-Grant dollar range:

7 winners (1 from each of 7 regions): $100,000 each

14 finalists (2 from each region): $30,000

-Industry grant applies to: Not specific or limited; 

-Link to grant:

https://www.cartierwomensinitiative.com/

https://www.cartierwomensinitiative.com/sites/default/files/atoms/files/about_2019_en_def.pdf

The Girlboss Foundation Grant

This is another one to keep your eye on for the next cycle. The foundation launched in 2014, and not only do winners get $15,000, but they also get exposure on the Girl Boss platform and local and regional press.

-Grantor: The Girlboss Foundation

-Grant dollar range: $15,000 (awarded biannually)

-Industry grant applies to: design, fashion, music, and the arts

-Link to grant

https://www.girlboss.com/foundation

https://www.girlboss.com/foundation/apply

Startup Runway Foundation  

This opportunity introduces top under-represented applicants to investors. Visit the link to get more detailed information. This explains the straightforward application process.

-Grantor: Startup Runway

-Grant dollar range: $5000 to $10,000 

-Industry grant applies to: technical products or solutions

-Link to grant: 

https://startuprunway.co/

https://startuprunway.co/how-to-apply-f6s/

AAUW Community Action Grants

Grant projects must have a direct public impact, be nonpartisan, and take place within the United States or its territories.

-Grantor: American Association of University Women (AAUW)

-Grant dollar range: 

One-Year Grant: $2,000–$7,000 over One Year

Two-Year Grant: $5,000–$10,000 over Two Years

-Industry grant applies to: community programming or non-degree research

-Link to grant:

https://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/community-action-grants/

Additional Resources:

Grant: The Eileen Fisher Women-Owned Business Grant looks very impressive but little specific information about amounts or the application process is available:

https://www.eileenfisher.com/grants/women-owned-business/women-owned-business-overview/

Investor Group: 37 Angels is an angel investment group of women investors. They make investments, not grants, but an open investment process may be helpful:

http://www.37angels.com/

http://www.37angels.com/process

https://twitter.com/37angelsny

Investment Company: Belle Capital, an investment group dedicated to women-led companies:

http://bellevc.com/belle-angel-fund-mission.html