1. Our Amber Grant for Women. Our WomensNet judges award a $10,000 grant each month to our Amber Grant winner. This can be for any kind of business — so long as it’s at least 50% woman-owned. And if you’re one of the monthly winners, you’re an automatic finalist for our year-end $25,000 Amber Grant. So taking just a few minutes right now can turn into $35,000 in grant money.
2. Our monthly Business-Specific Grant. Each month, in addition to the Amber Grant, we also give a $10,000 grant to a women-owned business in a specific business category. For a complete list of each business category, check out the bottom of our home page. And like the Amber Grant, the 12 monthly Business-Specific Grant winners are also eligible to win an additional $25,000 year-end Business Specific Grant. That’s a total of $35,000 in grant money you could win. When you apply for the monthly Amber Grant, you also automatically become eligible for any business-specific grant opportunity that applies to you. Your grant eligibility lasts for 12 months.
Besides those two monthly grant opportunities, we also have a pair of quarterly grants, also for $10,000 each:
1. Start-Up Grant: Maybe you’re still in the “idea phase” of your business. You have the inspiration, the vision, and the opportunity — but not the money to get started. We have a grant opportunity for you. Each quarter, we pick a $10,000 women’s business grant winner in the category of “Start-Up.” When you apply for the monthly Amber Grant, you automatically also become eligible for that quarter’s Start-Up Grant.
2. Non-Profit Grant: Yes, we even award grants to a non-profit business or organization ($10,000 each quarter). That’s because about 75% of the workforce for non-profit businesses are WOMEN. If you’re driven to use your non-profit to provide a good or service to benefit your community, you’re eligible for this grant! Apply for the monthly Amber Grant today — and you’ll be eligible for both the monthly Amber Grant, as well as this quarter’s Non-Profit Grant.
What is an Amber Grant?
Central Wisconsin SCORE
700 S Central Avenue Chamber of Commerce, Marshfield, WI 54449
Ph: (715) 384-3454
Fox Cities SCORE
125 N. Superior Street, Appleton, WI 54911
Ph: (920) 734-7101
Green Bay SCORE
2701 Larsen Road, Room 105, Green Bay, WI 54303
Ph: Local phone 920-222-2167
505 South Rosa Road, MG&E Innovation Center, Suite 37, Madison, WI 53719
Ph: (608) 441-2820
SE Wisconsin SCORE
310 W. Wisconsin Avenue #425, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Ph: (414) 297-3942
200 Washington Street, Wausau, WI 54403
Ph: (715) 845-6231
Western Wisconsin SCORE
500 South Barstow Street Federal Building, Room B11, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Ph: (715) 834-1573
Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation
2745 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: (414) 263-5450
Small Business Development Center
780 Regent St., Suite 305
Madison, WI 53715
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.
Every month, WomensNet judges award one or more Amber Grants of $10,000 each. Then, at the end of the year, one of those grant recipients is selected to receive the $25,000 Amber Grant.
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 $10,000 Amber Grant.
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