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Small Business Grants for Women in Michigan

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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 Michigan 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 Michigan (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 Michigan 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 Michigan

Ann Arbor Area Score
3601 Plymouth Road Cleary University
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Ph: (734) 981-1835

Detroit SCORE
477 Michigan Avenue Suite 515
Detroit, MI 48226
Ph: (313) 226-7947

Grand Rapids SCORE
111 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Ph: (616) 771-0305

Holland SCORE
272 E. 8th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Ph: (616) 392-2389

Kalamazoo SCORE
346 West Michigan Avenue # 100
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Ph: (269) 381-5382

Ludington & Scottville Area
5300 W. US Highway 10
Ludington, MI 49431
Ph: (231) 845-0324

Muskegon SCORE
380 W. Western
Muskegon, MI 49440
Ph: (231) 722-3751

Tip of the Mitt SCORE
401 E. Mitchell
Petoskey, MI 49770
Ph: (231) 347-4150

Traverse City SCORE
202 East Grandview Parkway
Traverse City, MI 49684
Ph: (231) 947-5075

Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs
P.O. Box 40628
Redford, MI 48240
Phone: (313) 338-9494
Fax: (866) 491-7137

Michigan Women’s Marketplace
2002 Hogback Road, Suite 17
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: (734) 677-1400
Fax: (734) 677-1465

Women Business Owner’s of Southeast Michigan
P.O. Box 1936
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1936
Phone: (888)-503-6265 x105

Small Business Development Center
Grand Valley State University – Depot

Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center State Headquarters
510 West Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: (616) 331-7480
Fax: (616) 331-7485