September 11th 2023

August 2023 Amber Grant Finalists

We’re delighted to share with you 5 finalists for the $10,000 August Amber Grant. The recipient will become the ninth qualifier for our 2023 year-end Amber Grant ($25,000).

We’ll announce the business selected to receive the $10,000 grant by September 21st. As always, each of the runners-up will earn $1,000 in grant funds.

Note: The $10,000 Amber Grant continues to run monthly in 2023. If you’d like to apply in support of your women-owned business, you can fill out an application. In August, an additional grant of $10,000 will be awarded to a women-owned business in the Education & Child Care industry.

Finally, a big congratulations to the following 5 Amber Grant finalists for August:

Cincinnati Bindery and Packaging

Woman Entrepreneur:
Leah Grummich

Jensin Okunishi Studio

Woman Entrepreneur:
Jensin Okunishi

My Dye Garden Studio

Woman Entrepreneur:
Nicole Nicola

Self Care Housekeeping

Woman Entrepreneur:
Shanon Janay Williams

Setas Mushrooms

Woman Entrepreneur:
Katty Mackenzie

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“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.”


“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.”


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“This organization offers monthly grants of up to $10,000 to support female entrepreneurs starting businesses. Those who qualify for these grants are also in the running for a yearly $25,000 grant.”