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Small Business Grants for Women in Nevada

Looking for small business grants for women in Nevada just got easy.

How would you like to apply for a $10,000 grant… right now?  With no financial disclosures or personal questions, well, you came to the right site.

Start with our Amber Grant for Women.  It’s a $10,000 grant that businesswomen from Nevada (and all around America) are eligible to apply for.  At the end of each month,  our judges will award one winner — and that winner could be you.  Better yet, if you’re a $10,000 winner, you’re automatically eligible for our year-end Amber Grant worth $25,000.  Imagine.  Filling out an application today could net you $35,000 for your business.

Further, we know that not all grant opportunities are legitimate.  So, since 1998, WomensNet has helped women 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.

After you’ve applied for our Amber Grant, please take a minute to browse the resources below. There are people in Nevada waiting to help women business owners just like you.  Good luck and best wishes on your business venture.

Resources for businesswomen in Nevada:

Northern Nevada SCORE
Ansari Business Building University of Nevada, College of Business Administration, Room 411, Reno, NV 89557
Ph: (775) 784-4436

Southern Nevada SCORE
300 S. 4th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Ph: (702) 388-6104

National Association of Women Business Owners – Southern Nevada
PO Box 96355, Las Vegas, NV 89193
(702) 571-0462

Nevada Women’s Fund
770 Smithridge Dr, Suite 300, Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775) 786-2335

Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada
2300 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 800, Las Vegas, NV 89102-4352
Phone: 702.733.3955

Small Business Development Center
University of Nevada, Reno College of Business
Ansari Business Building, Room 411, Reno, Nevada 89557-0032
Phone: (775) 784-1717

What is an Amber Grant?

WomensNet launched the Amber Grant in 1998 to honor the memory of an ambitious young woman who died at the age of 19, before she could realize her entrepreneurial aspirations. Today, these grants help women like you fulfill the dreams that Amber could not.

How Does It Work?

Every month, WomensNet judges award one or more Amber Grants of $10,000 each. Then, at the end of the year, one of those grant recipients is selected to receive the $25,000 Amber Grant.

How Do I Apply?

By telling us your story. There are no lengthy, complicated documents to complete; just answer a few questions about your business. But hurry—applications are due by the end of the month for the next $10,000 Amber Grant.

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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

“The Foundation awards $10,000 to a different women-owned business every month. At the end of each year, one of the 12 grant winners is awarded an additional $25,000.”


“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 Foundation was launched in 1998 to honor the memory of a young woman. The grant was formed to help women entrepreneurs reach their goals when Amber could not.”

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.”