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Small Business Grants for Women in Florida

Are you searching for small business grants for women in Florida?

Some of the sites that pop up can look shady, or you wind up on a daunting government site like the Small Business Administration.  You want a straight-forward way to get grant money for your woman-owned business.

Well, we’re glad you discovered our little-known but helpful site. We’ve been helping women business owners like you find funding and grants since 1998. Sure, you still have to do the hard work of pursuing and applying for the money. However, if you’re a woman business owner who is serious about her business dreams, then we’re here to get you started.

Your first opportunity is with our Amber Grant, offered to women in Florida (as well as across North America).  Our judges select one $10,000 Amber Grant recipient every month.  At the end of the year, each of those 12 recipients becomes automatically eligible to win our year-end $25,000 Amber Grant.  That means a few minutes of your time could turn into $35,000 in grant money this year.

You might also take a few minutes to check out more resources below. You should be excited to know that plenty of people in Florida are ready to help women business owners like you.

Resources for businesswomen in Florida:

Broward SCORE
299 East Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Ph: (954) 356-7263

Central Florida SCORE
5410 S. Florida Ave. #3, Lakeland, FL 33813
Ph: (863) 619-5783

Citrus County SCORE
3810 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461
Ph: (352) 249-1236

Gainesville SCORE
101 SE 2nd Place Suite #104, Gainesville, FL 32601
Ph: (352) 375-8278

Hillsborough SCORE
7402 N 56th Street Suite 465, Tampa, FL 33617
Ph: (813) 988-1435

Jacksonville SCORE
7825 Baymeadows Way, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Ph: (904) 443-1900

Mid-Florida SCORE
11962 Co Road 101 #302, The Villages, FL 32162
Ph: (352) 399-0050

Manasota SCORE
2801 Fruitville Road Suite 280, Sarasota, FL 34237
Ph: (941) 955-1029

Orlando SCORE
3201 E. Colonial Dr. Fashion Square Mall, Suite A-20, Orlando, FL 32803
Ph: (407) 420-4844

Palm Beach SCORE
500 S Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Ph: (561) 833-1672

Pasco-Hernando SCORE
6014 US Highway 19, Suite 302, New Port Richey, FL 34652
Ph: (727) 842-4638

Pinellas County SCORE
4707 140th Avenue North Airport Business Center, #311, Clearwater, FL 33762
Ph: (727) 532-6800

Port Charlotte SCORE
1777 Tamiami Trail Suite 411, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Ph: (941) 743-6179

SCORE Miami Dade
111 NW 1st Street #1941, Miami, FL 33130
Ph: (786) 425-9119

SCORE Naples
900 Goodlette Road North, Naples, FL 34102
Ph: (239) 430-0081

South Palm Beach SCORE
7999 North Federal Highway Suite 201, Boca Raton, FL 33487
Ph: (561) 981-5180

Southwest Florida SCORE
3650 Colonial Blvd. Suite 231, Fort Myers, FL 33966
Ph: (239) 489-2935

Space Coast SCORE
1600 Sarno Road #205, Melbourne, FL 32935
Ph: (321) 254-2288

Treasure Coast SCORE
3220 S. US Hwy 1 Suite #2, Fort Pierce, FL 34982
Ph: (772) 489-0548

Volusia/Flagler County SCORE
149 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Ph: (386) 255-6889

Business and Professional Women of Florida
3150 Holiday Springs Blvd., Building 8 #111, Margate, FL 33063

Florida Women’s Business Center
401 W. Atlantic Ave., Suite O9, Delray Beach, FL 33444
PHONE: (561) 265-3790 or (866) 353-3790

Women’s Business Development Council of Florida
13155 SW 134 Street, Ste. 205, Miami, FL 33186
PHONE: (305) 971-9446

Women Business Owners of North Florida
P.O Box 551434, Jacksonville, FL 32255-1431
PHONE: (904)-278-9270

Small Business Development Center of Florida
11000 University Pkwy, Bldg 38, Pensacola, FL 32514
PHONE: 1 (866) 737-7232 or (850) 473-7800

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.”