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Small Business Grants for Women in Alabama

Are you a looking for a woman’s small business grant in Alabama?

You’d think it’s nearly impossible to find a legit small business grant for women anywhere online.  A quick Google search will get you a long list of sites to check out.  But a lot of these sites either look shady or they’re way too complicated government-run sites — agencies that typically give out large grants to women business owners, but only if you’re in the tech sector.

That’s not at all what we’re about. We help you find real grants, loans, and other funding for your small business.  That doesn’t mean it will be easy.  You’re going to have to put in some hard work and time. But if you’re serious about growing a successful business, you’ll find our site a big help.

Here’s a great and simple way to get going: Apply for our Amber Grant for Women. Business women from Alabama (and all around America) can easily apply for this grant. Our judges pick a $10,000 grant winner every month – and if you win, you’re automatically eligible for our year-end $25,000 Amber Grant.  That means you could be awarded $35,000 by completing your application today.

After you’ve applied for our grant, please read about the resources below.  There are businesspeople in Alabama waiting to help women business owners just like you.

Resources for businesswomen in Alabama:

Alabama Capitol SCORE
600 South Court St, Montgomery, AL 36104
Ph: (334) 240-6868

Anniston SCORE
1400 Commerce Blvd, Anniston, AL 36207
Ph: (256) 831-5315

Baldwin County SCORE
327 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532
Ph: (251) 928-6387

SCORE Birmingham
801 Tom Martin Dr SBA Office, Suite 201, Birmingham, AL 35211
Ph: (205) 290-7849

Alabama Women in Business
1919 Oxmoor Road, PMB 344, Birmingham, Alabama 35209
PHONE: (205) 278-9781

Women’s Business Center of North Alabama
225 Church Street NW, Huntsville, AL 35801
PHONE: 256-535-2038

Central Alabama Women’s Business Center
2 North 20th St., Birmingham AL 35203
PHONE: (205) 453-0249

Small Business Development Center of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, Box 870396 (Room 201 Bidgood Hall)
PHONE: (205) 348-1582
(877) 825-7232 (toll free)

UAB Collat School of Business

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, 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.

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 $10,000 Amber Grant.

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Not Sure Where to Start?

You’re in luck. We’ve done hours of research and compiled a list of the 16 best small business grants available for women today—and we’d love to share it with you!

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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
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What people are saying about WomensNet


“You have to be in it to win it...seize the opportunity and apply.”

Nerd Wallet

“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.”


“The Amber Grant Foundation was launched in 1998 to honor the memory of a young woman. The grant was formed to help women entrepreneurs reach their goals when Amber could not.”

Essence Magazine

“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.”