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Small Business Grants for Women in Arizona

Not sure how to find women-owned business grants in Arizona? We’re here to help.

An internet search will find dozens of sites promising to help women small business owners.  Unfortunately, most of the sites look shady.  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 waters. WomensNet can help you find legitimate 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. Businesswomen from Arizona (and all over America) have won in our 20-year history.  And our judges award this grant every month – so today is the perfect time to apply.  If you win the $10,000 Amber Grant, you’re automatically eligible to win the year-end Amber Grant ($25,000). Think about what $35,000 in total grant funds would do for your  business.

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

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

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.”