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Small Business Grants for Women in Kentucky

Here’s how to get small business grants for women in Kentucky.

A Google search of “grants for women business owners in Kentucky” will bring up a long list of sites offering to help. But virtually none of them gives away any grant money. The ones that do are typically convoluted government (Small Business Administration) sites that are going to want a lot of personal and financial information about you.

But now for the great news:  We give away $30,000 in grant money to women-owned businesses — every month!

We’re Awarding Three $10,000 Grants to Businesswomen This Month

This really could be the perfect place to start. Our Amber Grants for Women will give away three separate grants of $10,000 each this month. 

And, yes, businesswomen from Kentucky (and all around America) are eligible to apply for a monthly $10,000 Amber Grant — so today would be the perfect time for you to apply.  And if you are awarded one of the $10,000 grants, you’re automatically eligible for one of our three year-end $25,000 Amber Grants.

That’s right: You could earn $35,000 in total grant money this year.

After you’ve applied for our grant, please take a bit of time to check out the resources below. There are people and resources in Kentucky waiting to bless women business owners just like you.

Resources for businesswomen in Kentucky:

Lexington SCORE
389 Waller AvenueSuite 130, Lexington, KY 40504
Ph: (859) 231-9902

Louisville SCORE
600 Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Place, Federal Office Building, Room 188
Louisville, KY 40202
Ph: (502) 582-5976

Purchase Area SCORE
301 BroadwaySuite B36, Paducah, KY 42001
Ph: (270) 442-5685

Kentucky Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs

Small Business Development Center
One Quality Street Suite 635, Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: 859-257-7668

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

“Every month, WomensNet awards three $10,000 Amber Grants to women-owned businesses. At the end of each year, monthly grant winners are eligible to receive one of three $25,000 annual grants.”


“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 offers three $10,000 grants to women-owned businesses each month. Then, at the end of each year, WomensNet gives an additional $25,000 to three grant winners from that year.”

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.”