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Small Business Grants for Women in Minnesota

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Six Steps to find a grant:

1. Analyze Your Organization?s Needs & Determine:
  • The problem or need you want to address
  • The audience or target beneficiaries you will serve
  • The amount & types of support you need
  • The resources & commitment your group brings to the project
  • Potential partners in the community
2. Research Foundations & How They Operate:
  • Learn as much as possible about corporate, civic, and private foundations
3. Look for Funding Matches By Considering Funders Who:
  • Are able or likely to fund projects in your geographic area
  • Have a similar core mission or goals
  • Have already supported similar ventures or projects
4. Compile A List Of Prospects:
  • By Geographic Location (city, state, region)
  • By field of interest or program subject
5. Refine Your List & Eliminate Sources That:
  • Do NOT fund in your state
  • Do NOT fund your subject
  • Do NOT fund the type of support you need (See Types of Funding Support)
  • Fund your type of organization
  • Fund your size project
6. Select The Most Appropriate Funding Sources & Research In Detail
  • Contact funder directly for annual report and other publications
  • Search newspapers and the Internet for former grant recipients and contact them for advice or tips, why they felt they were successful as opposed to other applicants

Looking for small business grants for women in Minnesota is anything but easy.

A Google search will bring up a long list of sites.  But most either look like scams or complicated government (Small Business Administration) sites.

We’re different. can help you find REAL grants, loans, and other funding for your business venture.  Yes, you’re still going to have to put in some hard work and time.  But if you’re serious about getting your business to the next level, you’ll find our site a big help.

A simple place to start is with our Amber Grant for Women.  Business women from Minnesota (and all around America) are eligible to apply for this grant.  Our judges award this grant every month – so today would be the perfect time to apply.

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

We have also done the research of finding the 21 top grants available for women today. To get a copy of our report sign up below.

Resources for Women in Minnesota

Central Minnesota Score
355 Fifth Avenue South
Saint Cloud, MN 56301
Ph: (320) – 240-1332

Minneapolis SCORE
8700 West 36th Street,
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Ph: (952) 938-4570

SE Minnesota SCORE
220 S. BroadwayRochester Chamber of Commerce, Suite 100
Rochester, MN 55904
Ph: (507) 288-8103

South Central Minnesota SCORE
525 Florence Avenue
Owatonna, MN 55060

South Metro SCORE
Burnsville, MN 55337
Ph: (952) 890-7020

St. Paul SCORE
176 Snelling Avenue N – #300
St. Paul, MN 55104
Ph: (651) 632-8937

Minnesota Business Women
7020 Unity Avenue North
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429

Women’s Business Development Center
250 2nd Avenue South, Suite 106
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: (612) 259.6584
Fax: (612) 317.1002

NAWBO Minnesota
PMB 172

4335 Pheasant Ridge Dr NE #224
Blaine, MN 55449

Small Business Development Center
Minnesota SBDC
1st National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E-200
Saint Paul, MN, 55101-1351
Phone: (651) 259-7114