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Small Business Grants for Women in Louisiana

Looking for small business grants for women in Louisiana?

You probably landed on this site because you Googled something like “Startup Business Grants for Women in Louisiana.” And it brought up a bunch of sites that either don’t give away grants. Or you found a list of complicated government (Small Business Administration) sites — all of which want your personal and financial information.

That’s not what we’re offering you.

We have a trio of $10,000 small business grants for women that we give away every month. 

You should seriously consider starting with our Amber Grants for Women. This is our simple $10,000 monthly grant (and we give out three every month).  And, yes, businesswomen from Louisiana (and all around America) are eligible to win this grant. At the end of each month, our judges select three $10,000 winners.

At the end of the year, three of our monthly winners are eligible to win our biggest grant ever — $25,000.  That means a few minutes now could translate into life-changing grant money for your small or startup business.

After you’ve applied for our grant, please take a bit of time to check out the resources below. There are good folk in Louisiana waiting to help women business owners just like you.

Resources for businesswomen in Louisiana:

Acadiana SCORE
100 Central St. # 3, Lafayette, LA 70501
Ph: (337) 200-0431

Baton Rouge Area SCORE
7117 Florida Blvd. Louisiana Technology Park, Suite 313, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Ph: (225) 381-7130

New Orleans SCORE
365 Canal Street Suite 2820, New Orleans, LA 70130
Ph: (504) 589-2356

Northshore SCORE
3505 Highway 190St. Tammany Parish Library Resource Center, Mandeville, LA 70471
Ph: (985) 520-0929

Northwest Louisiana SCORE
400 Edwards StreetShreveport Chamber of Commerce, Shreveport, LA 71101
Ph: (318) 677-2500

Southwest Louisiana SCORE
Ph: (337) 433-3632 Ext 217

Louisiana Federation of Business & Professional Women
BPW Louisiana, P.O. Box 15131, Monroe, LA 71207

WBEC South
2800 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Suite 180, Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: (504) 830-0149

Small Business Development Center
LSBDC State Office
700 University Avenue, Admin 2-101, Monroe, LA 71209
Phone: (866) 782-4159

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?

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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.”