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Small Business Grants for Women in Arizona

How to search for women-owned business grants in Arizona.

An internet search will find dozens of sites promising to help women small business owners.  A lot of the sites look shady.  Some look legit.  And others look like complicated government sites that don’t understand the time constraints of small business owners.

We’re here to help you wade through the BS: WomensNet can help you find REAL grants, loans, and other funding sources for your business.  That doesn’t mean you won’t have to put in some time and effort — because you most certainly will.  But we’ll help you cut through a lot of initial time and research that would otherwise be a drain on your energy.

A simple place to start is with our Amber Grant for Women. Business women from Arizona (and all around America) have won in the past.  And our judges award this grant every month – so today is the perfect time to apply.  If you win the $1,000 grant, you’re automatically eligible to win the year-end $10,000 grant!

After you’ve applied for our Amber Grant, check out the other resources below. Arizona has plenty of people and business resources waiting to help women business owners like you.

Watch videos from our Past Grant Winners

What is an Amber Grant?

WomensNet launched the Amber Grant in 1998 to honor the memory of an ambitious young woman who died at the age of 19, before she could realize her entrepreneurial aspirations. Today, these grants help women like you fulfill the dreams that Amber could not.

How Does It Work?

Every month, the WomensNet judges award one or more Qualifying Grants of $1,000 each. Then, at the end of the year, one of those Qualifying Grant recipients is selected to receive the $10,000 Amber Grant.

How Do I Apply?

By telling us your story. There are no lengthy, complicated documents to complete; just answer a few questions about your business. But hurry—applications are due by the end of the month for the next $1,000 Qualifying Grant.

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Six steps you should take when looking for a business grant:

1. Analyze your organization's needs. Make sure you have a solid understanding of the:
  • Problem or need you want to address
  • Audience that will benefit from your product or service
  • Kind and amount of support you need
  • Resources and commitment your group brings to the project
  • Potential and prospective partners in the community
2. Research various types of foundations. Learn the operational differences between:
  • Corporate foundations
  • Civic foundations
  • Private foundations
3. Look for funding matches. Identify funders who:
  • Are able and likely to fund projects in your geographic area
  • Share a similar core mission or goals
  • Have already supported similar ventures or projects
4. Compile a list of prospects. Group them in two ways:
  • By Geographic Location (city, state, region)
  • By field of interest or program subject
5. Review and refine your list. Eliminate prospects that DON’T FUND:
  • In your state
  • Your type of organization
  • Your subject
  • The type of support you need
  • Your size project
6. Select the most appropriate funding prospects. Research them in detail:
  • Contact them directly to request annual reports and other publications
  • Search print and online media to identify projects that received grants in the past
  • Ask former grant recipients for advice and why they felt they were successful over other applicants

Not Sure Where to Start?

You’re in luck. We’ve done hours of research and compiled a list of the 20 best small business grants available for women today—and we’d love to share it with you!

Enter your email to receive a FREE copy of our special report,
“20 Terrific Grants for Women Business Owners.”

And be sure to check out these excellent resources available to help businesswomen like you in Arizona:

Resources for businesswomen in Arizona:

Greater Phoenix SCORE
2828 N. Central Ave #800, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Ph: (602) 745-7250

Northern Arizona SCORE
1228 Willow Creek Road Ste 2, Prescott, AZ 86301
Ph: (928) 778-7438

Southern Arizona SCORE
1400 W Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745
Ph: (520) 505-3636

Arizona Business and Professional Women

Small Business Development Center of Arizona
2411 West 14th St., Ste 114, Tempe, AZ 85281
PHONE: (480) 731-8720

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Whether you’re starting or growing your business, WomensNet can help.

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