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Small Business Grants for Women in Colorado

Think small business grants for women in Colorado are tough to find?  Think again.

If you’ve researched where to find a small business grant, you know the drill.  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 much different. For over 20 years, WomensNet has helped woman-business owners find legitimate grants, loans, and other funding. Of course, 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 is a big help.

A great place to start is with our Amber Grant for Women. Business women from Colorado (and all over North America) are eligible to apply. In fact, 2018 March Amber Grant winner Know Your Norma hails from Denver.

Our judges award the $10,000 Amber Grant each month – so today would be the perfect time to apply. If you’re a recipient, you’re automatically eligible for our $25,000 year-end Amber Grant. Take some time to fill out our simple application — it could truly be life-changing.

After you’ve applied for our grant, feel free to view out the resources below. There are folks in Colorado waiting to help women business owners just like you.

Resources for businesswomen in Colorado:

SCORE Colorado Springs, Chapter 206
13395 Voyager Parkway, Suite 130-PMB353
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Ph: 719-377-3107

Pueblo SCORE
302 N. Santa Fe Ave, Pueblo, CO 81003
Ph: (719) 542-1704

SCORE Denver
721 19th Street, Room 426, Denver, CO 80202
Ph: (303) 844-3985

Denver Technology Center
Denver, CO

Small Business Development Center of Colorado
1625 Broadway, Ste. 2700, Denver, CO 80202
PHONE: (303) 892-3840

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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“16 Terrific Grants for Women Business Owners.”

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.”