Some of the references below are not exclusively for women in business however they all offer grant opportunities for small businesses and focus on women owned enterprises.
Amber Grants are suitable for female entrepreneurs who are planning to launch small, local businesses. Each month, one female-owned business is selected for a $10,000 grant. At the end of the year, one of the monthly winners is selected for a $25,000 grant.
Supporting small business hardest hit by the pandemic
PNC is committed to making a positive difference by leveraging the power of our resources to accelerate women’s financial equality
US Department of Commerce – MBDA Grants
SBA helps women entrepreneurs launch new businesses and compete in the marketplace.
A fund created to help women of color business owners – partner with Mastercard, Goldman Sachs, the Tory Burch Foundation.
Recognition of the best American small businesses.
For Black entrepreneurs look for a list of grant opportunities
Not exclusively for women entrepreneurs, it is a great opportunity for growing businesses looking to take the next step.
Cartier has been awarding 21 female entrepreneurs with the Cartier Women’s Initiative Award. Each year, winners receive one-on-one expert coaching, business workshops, media coverage for the entrepreneur and their business, and prizes ranging from $30,000 to $100,000
They also have lots of information about the different types of grants available, such as private, corporate, federal, etc. Not all grants are for women in business.
37 Angels is an organization made up of female angel investors that invest in women-owned small businesses
Belle Capital is an investment firm focused on companies led by women. Their mission is to help mitigate the unfair gap in funding that women receive compared to men
FedEx has demonstrated through its previous grant competitions that it is fair with its distribution of funds to women and men.
Offer startup grants to businesses owned by Black women and Black nonbinary entrepreneurs.
She’s Next is a business grant program for Black women-owned businesses offered through Visa