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Small Business Grants for Women in Indiana

Small business grants for women in Indiana might seem scarce. We give away 3 each month.

You’d think it’s impossible to find a legit small business grant for women anywhere online.  A Google search will get you a long list of sites to research.  But a lot of these sites simply don’t offer grants. 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 what we’re about:

You Can Apply Right Now For a $10,000 Small or Startup Business Grant

Since 1998, WomensNet has helped women like you find real grants, loans, and other funding for their small businesses.

Here’s a great and simple way to start — apply for our Amber Grants for Women. Businesswomen from Indiana (and all over America) can easily apply for this grant. Our judges pick a $10,000 Amber Grant recipient each month – and if you win, you’re automatically eligible for our $25,000 year-end Amber Grant. That means you could be awarded $35,000 total this year by completing your simple two-question application today.

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

Resources for businesswomen in Indiana:

Anderson SCORE
2701 Enterprise Dr. Suite 202, Anderson, IN 46013
Ph: (765) 642-0264

Bloomington SCORE
216 West Allen St Star Center, Bloomington, IN 47403
Ph: (812) 334-2392

Elkhart SCORE
418 S. Main Street, Elkhart, IN 46516
Ph: (574) 293-1531

Evansville SCORE
318 Main Street Suite 223, Evansville, IN 47708
Ph: (812) 426-6144

Northeast Indiana SCORE
3201 Stellhorn Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
Ph:(260) 422-2601

Greater Wabash Valley SCORE
301 Home Avenue CINERGY Service Building, Terre Haute, IN 47803
Ph: (812) 231-6763

Indianapolis SCORE
8500 Keystone Crossing Suite 401, Indianapolis, IN 46240
Ph: (317) 226-7264

Michiana SCORE
1030 East Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, IN 46617
Ph: (574) 310-8097

Northwest Indiana SCORE
162 W. Lincoln way, Valparaiso, IN 46385
Ph: (219) 462-1105

Southeast Indiana SCORE
500 Franklin Street, Columbus, IN 47201
Ph: (812) 379-4457

Indiana Business Journal
41 E. Washington St, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN, 46204-3592
PHONE: (317) 634-6200

Indiana National Association of Women Business Owners
310 N. Alabama Street Suite 330, Indianapolis, IN 46204
PHONE: (317) 608-0250

Small Business Development Center of Indiana
One North Capitol Avenue, Suite 700, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2043
PHONE: (317) 232-8805

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.”