WomensNet funds several women business grants throughout the year ($320,000 worth). To be considered for all these grants, you only need to fill out one application. (Yes, it’s that simple).
Each month, our judges review all the applications — then select 5 finalists. One of those finalists will be the monthly $10,000 Amber Grant grant winner. The other 4 finalists will each receive $1,000.
The $10,000 Amber Grant winner each month qualifies for the year-end grant of $25,000.
One $25,000 year-end grant winner is selected from the 12 monthly $10,000 Amber Grant winners. That means you could win a total of $35,000 by submitting your one application.
Each month we give “hands-on” marketing help to a selected women-owned business. It includes strategic sessions with:
Each of our Advisory Board members has access to funding to give “Mini Grants” (up to $2,000) throughout the year. Sometimes we find women business owners who have a smaller — but still important — grant need. The pool of Mini Grant funds is $48,000 for 2021.
Every woman entrepreneur who fills out her application is eligible for the $10,000 Amber Grant (for the month in which the application is submitted). But we have an additional $5,000 Business Specific grant winner every month, too. You see, we’ve found that some business categories are under-represented in winning grant money. So applicants who fall under these specific business categories automatically become eligible (once per year) for the monthly $5,000 Business Specific $5,000 Grant based on the calendar below:
NonProfit Businesses & Organizations
Health & Fitness
Restaurant, Catering & Food
Mental & Emotional Support
Business Support Service
(e.g. accounting, consulting)
(e.g. veterinary, dog walking, grooming)
Education & Child Care
(e.g. photography, galleries, designers)