$10,000 monthly grants and a chance at a $25,000 annual grant is available.
WomensNet founded the “Amber Grant” in 1998. The grant was set up with one goal in mind: to honor the memory of a very special young woman, Amber Wigdahl, who died at just 19 years old — before realizing her business dreams.
Today, WomensNet carries on that tradition, proudly giving away at least $30,000 every month in Amber Grant money. In recognition of the diversity of businesses owned by women, we’ve also expanded our grant-giving to include “Marketing Grants,” “Business Category Grants,” as well as two “$25,000 Year End Grants.”
$1,500 is available and the deadline is December 12th, 2023.
In 2023, they will award four grants to applicants who are looking for support in bringing their passion to life. The passion should be one that looks to create positive change for the applicant and others.
Build-To-Scale Grant:Venture Challenge and Capital Challenge. Learn more about the FY23 funding opportunity (NOFO) (PDF). Apply here. EDA’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) leads the Build to Scale (B2S) program, which is authorized under Section 27 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. § 3722). Under the B2S program, EDA awards and manages a portfolio of grants designed to increase regional capacity to strengthen ecosystems that equitably and inclusively support diverse technology innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups. These regions are growing technology-driven businesses, creating high-skill, high-wage jobs, and building the industries of the future.
Career Development Grant:Funding Availability: $1,000 | Deadline: 11/15/23
Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce in education; health and medical sciences; science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); or social sciences. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.
Coca Cola Foundation Grant:
Our mission is to make a difference in communities around the world by investing in transformative ideas and institutions that address some of our most pressing global challenges.
As the primary philanthropic arm of The Coca‑Cola Company, we have an equal hand in supporting the local and global changemakers leaving a measurable and lasting impact in areas around the world where the Company operates and where our employees live and work.
Core Grant:Funding Availability: Amount Varies – Must Submit Application Within 6-Month Timeframe of Incident
If a family qualifies for CORE support, they receive a financial grant that is a gift. Each grant is unique and based on the applicant’s specific qualifying event and financial need. The following expenses are costs that may be covered by a CORE grant: rent/mortgage, utilities, medical supplies, medical or therapy equipment, therapies, prescriptions, over the counter medicine, travel costs, costs associated with a funeral, groceries, clothing, other essentials a family might need to navigate their specific circumstance. We work with each family to curate the most impactful grant for their family. All information provided to CORE is kept confidential. Documentation is required..
Corporate Counsel Women Of Color Grant:
Funding Availability: $5,000 | Deadline: 12/29/23Corporate Counsel Women of Color will award five (5) $5,000.00 Grants to women of color entrepreneurs. The CCWC review committee will review submissions on a rolling basis, and grants will be awarded to winners and finalists in January 2023 and September 2023.
Funding Availability: Up To $15,000 | Deadline: NoneThe DanPaul Foundation provides grants to 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organizations as defined by the IRS. The Foundation is interested in providing funding to programs that directly serve the health, education, development, and welfare of the world’s youth.
Employ Ability Business Grant:
Funding Availability: The grants range from $20,000-$200,000.Grow your business, upgrade your hiring, and create job opportunities for individuals with disabilities.Freed Fellowship Grant:
$500 available monthly.
The Freed Fellowship helps small business owners get the resources, mentorship, and community they need to build successful companies that make an impact.
Galaxy Grants:Funding Availability: $2,000 | Deadline: 12/16/23
Their mission is to help women and entrepreneurs succeed throughout their small business journey by providing important resources, tools, funding and more.
Funding Availability: Amount varies.The HerRise MicroGrant provides financial assistance to Women of Color who are creating innovative solutions that impact their community and who are often unable to secure funding for their small businesses.
IFund Women Universal Grant:Amount varies – the deadline is December 31st, 2023.
Women Funding Women started as an idea and grew into a board of directors and a beautifully diverse community that transcends industry and back and aims to tackle several, if not all, of the issues American women entrepreneurs face while building and scaling their businesses. To do this, we advocate for and rally behind the women who understand how important it is to be a resource to their community.One Cause Cares Corporate Grant:
Funding Availability: $10,000 | Deadline: 12/18/23In its third year, this program aims to support nonprofit organizations with technology-based grants, helping them expand their reach and enhance their missions through the utilization of innovative fundraising technology. Since the program began a few short years ago, five grantee organizations have raised nearly a million dollars using OneCause software. Two grantees will receive complimentary 24-month subscriptions to the OneCause Fundraising Platform, worth up to $10,000. In addition to fundraising software, grantees will have access to a wealth of OneCause resources and the expertise of an award-winning support community, including event and campaign consulting, access to live support teams, and curated on-demand training.
$50,000 AvailableStartHER challenges the biases in venture capital and provides access to the elusive ‘friends and family’ round. For many founders, raising money from friends and family isn’t an option because their existing networks don’t have resources to offer such funds. StartHER aims to give everyone a fair chance by re-shaping funding dynamics, providing access to professional networks and ultimately, becoming home to the new faces of entrepreneurship.
A $2,000 grant is available with an application deadline of October 31, 2023.
Pure Leaf believes “No Is Beautiful.” Nearly 2/3 of moms have questioned their value because they were overwhelmed with doing it all. Household chores, childcare, and job stresses feel endless, and saying “no” to those responsibilities often comes at a real financial cost.That’s why we started the “No” Grants: to give women a little extra financial support to help them say “no” to unrealistic expectations. Last year, as part of our $1 million commitment to dismantle the barriers women face when they say “no,” we partnered with SeekHer Foundation, an organization working to dismantle societal expectations that negatively impact women. We created the “No” Grants, a fund providing short-term support to women who want to say “no” more in the workplace.
$5k-only needs to be a business.
According to a Skip poll, 80% of small business owners have difficulty finding grants for their business. The Skip Funding Assistant is the most comprehensive way to discover and apply for new grants. Discover opportunities, get application tips and reminders to apply, and unlock funding for your business.Stacy Rise Grant:
Funding Availability: $25,000 | Deadline: 12/1/23Created to help bridge the funding gap for women founders, the Stacy’s Rise Project™ has awarded grants to more than fifty women since 2019, connecting and empowering their small businesses. But Stacy’s® Pita Chips wasn’t always a household name. Marketing, mentorship, and monetary support helped this brand rise from a humble sandwich cart to the nation’s supermarkets. And it’s these same resources that today’s entrepreneurs need to succeed – now, more than ever. So that’s exactly what Stacy’s is offering to 10 founders in their journey to make their dreams a reality with the latest iteration of the Rise Project.
A $1,000 grant is available.
The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing worldwide community devoted to forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes $1,000 grants, no strings attached, to projects and their creators. At each fully autonomous chapter, the money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees” and given up front in cash, check, or gold doubloons.The Saucony Run For Good Grant:
Funding Availability: The grant maximum is $10,000.The Saucony Run For Good Foundation is now accepting grant applications to help run down the childhood obesity epidemic. The grants are open to community nonprofit organizations that initiate and support running programs for kids.
The Ford Foundation:
Funding Availability: 1,500 grants are awarded yearly for a variety of categories.Every year, they award grants to institutions with transformative ideas and scalable solutions to achieve the greatest impact.
Funding Availability: $1,000 | Deadline: 4/30/24
The American Dream Awards shine a spotlight on small businesses that epitomize the modern American Dream through their innovative solutions, outstanding community contributions, and commitment to sustainable business practices. These prestigious awards are available to all for-profit businesses operating in the United States. If you become a recipient, you’ll receive a package that comprises $1,000 in funding, access to a small business accelerator, media coverage, and various other perks! Feel free to apply for one or more of the categories listed below that align with your business’s strengths and values.
Thiel Fellowship Grant:$100,000 is available, there’s no deadline to apply.
Founded by technology entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel in 2011, the Thiel Fellowship is a two-year program for young people who want to build new things. Thiel Fellows skip or stop out of college to receive a $100,000 grant and support from the Thiel Foundation’s network of founders, investors, and scientists.
Tory Burch:Funding Availability: $5,000 business education grant, plus access to 0% interest loans via Kiva.
Each year, they select 50 women entrepreneurs for a yearlong program designed to grow their businesses through workshops, coaching sessions, network-building, and financial resources. The program ends with a company presentation and a trip to New York City.
Version SmallBiz Grant:Funding Availability: $10,000 | Deadline: 12/20/23
Small businesses are the backbones of our communities. Through programs like Small Business Digital Ready, Verizon is committed to providing them with the tools, resources and funding they need to dream big.
Walmart Community Grant:Funding Availability: $500-$5,000 | Deadline: 12/31/23 (Opens November 1st)
Local community grants are awarded through an open application process and provide funding directly from Walmart and Sam’s Club facilities to local organizations in the U.S. Don’t know how to determine your local facility? Don’t worry, the application will assist you.
Wells Fargo Community Grant:
Wells Fargo is committed to building an inclusive, sustainable future for all through a focus on opening pathways to economic advancement, championing quality, affordable homes, empowering small businesses to thrive, and driving an equity-focused transition to a low-carbon economy.
Youth Well-Being Prize CompetitionThe Youth Well-Being Prize Competition is looking for young change makers, between the ages of 10 and 29, with innovative solutions to make educational materials and important information easily accessible to young people. These solutions should build inclusive knowledge, meaning that young people, no matter their background, culture, or identity, would have equal access to education and information that’s relevant to and respectful of their experiences. By increasing inclusive knowledge and access, young people can protect their well-being, stay safe, and make a positive impact on their own lives and communities. USAID is seeking solutions created by young people, for young people, and these solutions should prioritize inclusivity and accessibility, and recognize the diverse identities of young people in the areas of mental health, digital harm, safeguarding, gender-based violence, and climate change.