2021 WomensNet’s Grants

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).

Here is a list of all the 2021 grants you’ll be eligible to win after filling out your one application:

Monthly Amber Grant

$10,000 winner each month

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.

$25,000 Annual Amber Grant

One winner per year

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.

The Marketing Grant

One winner each month

Each month we give “hands-on” marketing help to a selected women-owned business. It includes strategic sessions with:

  • Members of our AdvisoryBoard and other "friends of WomensNet,"
  • Professional agency support in developing and executing a marketing plan.

Mini Grants

Up to $2,000

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.

Business Specific Grants

$5,000 winner each month

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:

January

NonProfit Businesses & Organizations
2 WINNERS

$5,000 each

February

Health & Fitness

$5,000

March

Restaurant, Catering & Food

$5,000

April

Sustainability

$5,000

May

Mental & Emotional Support

$5,000

June

Business Support Service
(e.g. accounting, consulting)

$5,000

July

Animal Services
(e.g. veterinary, dog walking, grooming)

$5,000

August

Hair Stylists/Products

$5,000

September

Education & Child Care

$5,000

October

Creative Arts
(e.g. photography, galleries, designers)

$5,000

November

Skin Care

$5,000

December

Fashion Designers

$5,000

Submitting one application makes you instantly eligible for these multiple grants. Click here for your application »

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What people are saying about WomensNet

Forbes

“You have to be in it to win it...seize the opportunity and apply.”

Nerd Wallet

“The Foundation awards $10,000 to a different women-owned business every month. At the end of each year, one of the 12 grant winners is awarded an additional $25,000.”

Score

“Launched 20 years ago this grant honors the memory of a young woman who wanted to be an entrepreneur but died at age 19 before she could achieve her goal.”

Fundera

“The Amber Grant Foundation was launched in 1998 to honor the memory of a young woman. The grant was formed to help women entrepreneurs reach their goals when Amber could not.”