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Small Business Grants for Women in California

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Six Steps to find a grant:

1. Analyze Your Organization?s Needs & Determine:
  • The problem or need you want to address
  • The audience or target beneficiaries you will serve
  • The amount & types of support you need
  • The resources & commitment your group brings to the project
  • Potential partners in the community
2. Research Foundations & How They Operate:
  • Learn as much as possible about corporate, civic, and private foundations
3. Look for Funding Matches By Considering Funders Who:
  • Are able or likely to fund projects in your geographic area
  • Have a similar core mission or goals
  • Have already supported similar ventures or projects
4. Compile A List Of Prospects:
  • By Geographic Location (city, state, region)
  • By field of interest or program subject
5. Refine Your List & Eliminate Sources That:
  • Do NOT fund in your state
  • Do NOT fund your subject
  • Do NOT fund the type of support you need (See Types of Funding Support)
  • Fund your type of organization
  • Fund your size project
6. Select The Most Appropriate Funding Sources & Research In Detail
  • Contact funder directly for annual report and other publications
  • Search newspapers and the Internet for former grant recipients and contact them for advice or tips, why they felt they were successful as opposed to other applicants

Looking for small business grants for women in California is anything but easy.

A Google search will bring up a long list of sites. But most either look like scams or complicated government (Small Business Administration) sites.

We’re different. can help you find REAL grants, loans, and other funding for your business venture. Yes, you’re still going to have to put in some hard work and time. But if you’re serious about getting your business to the next level, you’ll find our site a big help.

A simple place to start is with our Amber Grant for Women. Business women from California (and all around America) are eligible to apply for this grant. Our judges award this grant every month – so today would be the perfect time to apply.

After you’ve applied for our grant, please take a bit of time to check out the resources below. There are folks in California waiting to help women business owners just like you!

We have also done the research of finding the 21 top grants available for women today. To get a copy of our report sign up below.

Resources for Women in California

Bakersfield SCORE
P.O. Box 2426
Bakersfield, CA 93303
Ph: (661) 861-9249

Central Valley SCORE
​801 R Street, Suite 201,
​Fresno, CA 93721
​Phone: (559) 487-5605

Coachella Valley SCORE
43100 Cook Street Suite 104
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Ph: (760) 773-6507

East Bay SCORE
492 9th Street Suite 350
Oakland, CA 94607
Ph: (510) 273-6611

Greater Chico Area SCORE
1324 Mangrove Street Suite 114
Chico, CA 95926
Ph: (530) 342-8932

Inland Empire SCORE
11801 Pierce Street 2nd Floor
Riverside, CA 92505
Ph: (951) 652-4390

Modesto/Merced SCORE
1880 W. Wardrobe Ave
Merced, CA 95340
Ph: (209) 724-2033

Monterey Bay SCORE
30 Ragsdale Drive
Monterey, CA 93940
Ph: (831) 648-5360

North Coast SCORE
777 Sonoma Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Ph: (707) 571-8342

Orange County SCORE
200 W. Santa Ana Blvd. Suite 700
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Ph: (714) 550-7369

Sacramento SCORE
6501 Sylvan Road
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Ph: (916) 635-9085

San Diego SCORE
550 West C ST
San Diego, CA 92101-3500
Ph: (619) 557-7272

San Francisco SCORE
455 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Ph: (415) 744-6827

San Luis Obispo SCORE
3765 South Higuera, Suite 102
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Ph: (805) 547-0779

Santa Barbara SCORE
924 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Ph: (805) 563-0084

Santa Cruz County SCORE
716 G Capitola Ave.
Capitola, CA 95010
Ph: (831) 621-3735

SCORE Los Angeles
330 North Brand Blvd. Suite 190
Glendale, CA 91203
Ph: (818) 552-3206

Ventura County SCORE
400 E. Esplanade Drive Suite 301
Oxnard, CA 93036
Ph: (805) 204-6022

Silicon Valley SCORE
234 E. Gish Road Suite 100
San Jose, CA 95112
Ph: (408) 453-6237

Tuolumne County SCORE
222 South Shepherd Street
Sonora, CA 95370
Ph: (209) 532-4316

Professional Business Women of California
886 Birdhaven Ct.
Lafayette, CA 94549
PHONE: (415) 857-2923

Small Business Development Center of California
Small Business Development Center of California Consulting
550 East Shaw, Suite 105A
Fresno, CA 93710
PHONE: (559) 241-7414
FAX: (559) 241-7422