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Small Business Grants for Women in Florida

Are you searching for small business grants for women in Florida? We’re giving away THREE this month.

We understand that navigating the grant landscape can be tricky. Some websites may seem less than trustworthy. Or you end up on a rather intimidating government portal, like the Small Business Administration. What you really want is a straightforward path to secure grant funding for your woman-owned business.

Well, we’re thrilled that you stumbled upon our well-kept secret – a resource that’s been assisting determined women business owners just like you in their quest for funding and grants since 1998. If you’re a woman entrepreneur serious about chasing your business dreams, then you’re in the right place to kickstart your journey.

Here’s Your Chance To Win A $10,000 Small Business Grant

Your first opportunity is with our Amber Grant, offered to women in Florida, as well as across the U.S. and Canada.

We only ask two questions. Tell us about your business or business idea… and what would you do with the $10,000 grant.

We keep it simple – we ask just two questions: Tell us about your business or business idea, and what would you do with the $10,000 grant?

Our panel of judges selects THREE $10,000 Amber Grant recipients each month. And, here’s the exciting part – by the year’s end, every one of those $10,000 recipients automatically becomes eligible to win one of our THREE year-end $25,000 Amber Grants. This means that investing just a few minutes of your time could potentially translate into a whopping $35,000 in grant money this year.

All we need from you is to share your small or startup business story with us!

Just tell us about your small or start-up business!

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. We wish you the best in making your business dreams come true!

Resources for businesswomen in Florida:

Broward SCORE
299 East Broward Blvd., #123, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Ph: (954) 356-7263

Central Florida SCORE
100 S Kentucky Ave., Ste #230, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Ph: (863) 284-5607
Email: ​

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

North Florida SCORE
2153 SE Hawthorne Rd Suite 222, Gainesville, Fl 32641
Ph: (352) 251-3622

2101 E Palm Ave Suite A,Tampa, FL 33605
Ph: (813) 448-2311

Jacksonville SCORE
7825 Baymeadows Way Suite 100B, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Ph: (904) 443-1911

Mid-Florida SCORE
11962 Co Road 101 #302-259, 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 Colonial Dr Suite A20, Orlando, FL 32803
Ph: (407) 420-4844

Palm Beach SCORE
500 S. Australian Ave Ste 115, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Ph: (561) 981-5180

Pasco-Hernando SCORE
3152 Little Road #325, New Port Richey, FL 34655
Ph: (727) 842-4638

Pinellas County SCORE
4707 140th Ave N Suite 311, Clearwater, FL 33762
Ph: (727) 437-0990

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

SCORE Miami Dade
2000 Ponce de Leon Blvd #600, Coral Gables FL, 33134
Ph: (786) 425-9119

SCORE Naples
1165 Herndon Parkway, Suite 100, Naples, FL 34102
Ph: (239) 430-0081

Palm Beach SCORE
500 S. Australian Ave Ste 115, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Ph: (561) 981-5180

Southwest Florida SCORE
2201 Second Street Suite 500, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Ph: (239) 533-3102

Space Coast SCORE
1600 Sarno Road, 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
601 Innovation Way Suite 134, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Ph: (386) 255-6889

Business and Professional Women of Florida

Florida Women’s Business Center
401 W. Atlantic Ave. Suite O9, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Ph: (561) 265-3790 x105 or 114 or 107

Women’s Business Development Council of Florida
13155 SW 134 Street Ste. 205, Miami, FL 33186
PHONE: (305) 971-9473

Women Business Owners of North Florida
P.O. Box 16372, Jacksonville, FL 32245
Ph:(904) 701-2564

Small Business Development Center of Florida
University of West Florida, 220 West Garden Street Ste. 302, Pensacola, FL 32502
PHONE: 1 (866) 737-7232 or (850) 898-3479

Does WomensNet Offer Amber Grants to Women In My State?

Yes!! We've been offering business resources and grants to women in all 50 states (and Canada) since 1998. We have three different $10,000 Amber Grant winners EVERY month... Plus at the end of the year, each Amber Grant winner for that year is eligible for an additional $25,000 grant!

How Does It Work?

Submit your application. Our WomensNet judges review every application. Then we announce the three $10,000 Amber Grant winners the following month by the 23rd. At the end of the year, we award THREE more $25,000 grants -- chosen from our previous monthly grant winners for this year. That means you have the opportunity to receive $35,000 from WomensNet by filling out one two-question grant application.

How Do I Apply?

Simple. By telling us your story. There are no lengthy, complicated documents to complete. Just answer two questions about your business. But hurry—applications are due by the end of the month for all three of this month's $10,000 Amber Grant opportunities.

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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.”