Small Business Grants for Women
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What a small business grant is What you can do with a female-owned business grant Tips on applying for a small business grant for women
Small Business Grants for Women Entrepreneurs
GrantsforWomen.org AAUW Career Development Grants Cartier Women’s Initiative The Amber Grant Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Program The Eileen Fisher Grant The Red Backpack Fund The Ms. Foundation for Women Grant Grants.gov National Institutes for Health Small Business Administration Female Founders Veteran Small Business Award The Solutions Project Grants
Grants for Women Starting a Business
AAUW Career Development Grants
Grants for Women Entrepreneurs
Cartier Women’s Initiative
For-profit Early-stage (between one and three years of operations) Revenue generated for at least one year Should not have raised more than $2 million in dilutive funding Must meet at least one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A woman must fill the primary leadership role Founder must be a female who is the largest shareholder Must be at least 18 years of age Must be able to commit to the program
Must be a woman-owned for-profit organization
Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Program
21 years of age or older and legal resident of the U.S. For-profit organization in early stage (one to five years of operations preferred) Revenues of at least $75,000 in the past 12-months
The Eileen Fisher Grant
501(c)(3) non-profit organization or have fiscal sponsor Provide direct services Focus on one of the following: Increasing women’s participation in decision-making Training women and girls in climate change adaptation, mitigation and advocacy Engaging women in the sustainable economy Program run by a female Able to provide financial statements for one full year of operations.
The Red Backpack Fund
Majority women-owned businesses and non-profits in the U.S. Must be 18 years of age or older Annual revenues less than $5M At least one paid employee and fewer than 50 individuals on staff Incorporated as a legal entity and able to demonstrate that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing hardship.
The Ms. Foundation for Women Grant
Non-profit organizations based in and working in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories.
Federal Grants for Women
National Institutes for Health
Small Business Administration
Grants for Female Veteran Business Owners
Female Founders Veteran Small Business Award
Veteran, reserve, or transitioning active duty member of any of the United States Armed Forces, a spouse of a military member or the child or immediate family member of a military member who died on active duty At least 21 years old Must own at least 51% of the business entity Low-income or otherwise lack financial means and want to start or grow an early-stage business or non-profit venture
Grants for Minority Women Business Owners
The Solutions Project Grants
Vary by grant
What Are Small Business Grants for Women?
What Can You Do with Grants for Women?
Launching a business Buying equipment like a computer, commercial mixer, or cash register Hiring employees Covering inventory Expanding into larger commercial real estate Creating a product prototype Adding a new product line Investing in marketing
Tips for Applying for a Grant
Sharing What’s Great About Your Business
Reviewing for Perfection
Other Financing Options for Women
Grants Can Provide Women With Much-Needed Capital
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