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Small Business Grants for Women in Missouri

We have new small business grants for women… and women in Missouri can win.

A Google search for “women’s business grants in Missouri” will bring up pages of sites. But most of them don’t actually give away any small or startup business grants. The ones that do are typically complicated government (Small Business Administration) sites.  You know — sites that want to know all your personal and financial information before they even consider giving out a business grant.

You’re Eligible For Three $10,000 Small Business Grants This Month

WomensNet helps you find real grants, loans, and other funding for your business venture.  Start with our Amber Grants for Women. Businesswomen from Missouri (and all around America) are eligible to apply for these grants. Each month, our judges award a trio of $10,000 Amber Grants to a women-owned business.

At the end of this year, three of our monthly winners will earn an additional Amber Grant of $25,000.  It’s the single largest grant we’ve awarded in our 25-year history.

After you’ve applied for our Amber Grant, please take a bit of time to check out the resources below. Look in the right places, and you’ll find people in Missouri waiting to help women business owners just like you.  Good luck in your search — we hope you reach your dreams.

Resources for businesswomen in Missouri:

Kansas City SCORE
4747 Troost Avenue, Suite 128,Business Resource Center, Kansas City, MO 64110
Ph: (816) 235-6675

Lake of the Ozarks SCORE
739 West US Highway 54, Camdenton, MO 65020
Ph: (573) 346-5441

Springfield Missouri SCORE
830 E. Primrose Street Suite 101, Springfield, MO 65807
Ph: (417) 890-8501 ext.218

St. Louis SCORE
1222 Spruce Street, Suite 10.103, St. Louis, MO 63102
Ph: (314) 539-6600 ext.242

Business Women of Missouri
P.O. Box 28243, Kansas City, MO 64188

Missouri Women’s Council
PO Box 1157, 301 W. High Street, Suite 680
Harry S. Truman Office Building
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 751-0810

Small Business Development Center
Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center
Phone: (573) 884-1555

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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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.”