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Small Business Grants for Women in Nebraska

We award small business grants for women in Nebraska.

You could spend all day looking for grant opportunities for small women-owned businesses in Nebraska. In our own search, it was frustrating how many sites don’t really give away grants. Others were highly competitive and specialized government-run sites that cater to bigger businesses. Probably not much help for you.

We’re much different. Since 1998, WomensNet has helped women business owners like you find real grants, loans, and other funding. Yes, you’re still going to have to put in some hard work. But if you’re serious about getting your business to the next level, you’ll find our site a big help.

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

A simple, straightforward place to start is with our monthly trio of Amber Grants for Women. Businesswomen from Nebraska (and all around America) are eligible to win this grant.  Our judges award three $10,000 grants each month – and at the end of the year, three winners can earn an additional $25,000 Amber Grant. Think about what $35,000 would mean for the life of your business.

Beyond applying for our grant, consider viewing some of the resources below. There are people in Nebraska waiting to help women business owners just like you. We wish you the best in your quest for funding.


Resources for businesswomen in Nebraska:

Central Nebraska SCORE
16 West 11th Street, Kearney, NE 68848
Ph: (308) 865-5675

Columbus SCORE
3014 39th St, Columbus, NE 68601
Ph: (402) 564-2769

Lincoln SCORE
285 S. 68th St. Place Suite 530, Lincoln, NE 68510
Ph: (402) 437-2409

Norfolk SCORE
609 W Norfolk Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68701
Ph: (402) 371-4862

10675 Bedford AvenueSuite 100, Omaha, NE 68134
Ph: (402) 221-3606

REAP Women’s Business Center
145 Main St, PO Box 136, Lyons, NE 68038
Phone: (402) 687-2100

Nebraska Business Development Center
College of Business Administration
Mammel Hall, Suite 200 , University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182-0248
Phone: (402) 554-2521

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.”