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Small Business Grants for Women in New Hampshire

Small business grants for women in New Hampshire can be tough to track down.

We understand that. So at WomensNet, our Amber Grant for Women aims to be a simple, hassle-free way to obtain funding. We get that there are serious time constraints facing everyone today — and especially small business owners.

How does it work?

Women from New Hampshire (and all around America) are eligible — and have won — this monthly $10,000 grant in our 25-year history. If you win one of the three $10,000 monthly Amber Grants, you’re automatically eligible for one of the three year-end Amber Grants ($25,000). So, telling us about your business and future dreams could land you $35,000 in grant money this year. Just imagine what that would mean for your business.

WomensNet isn’t just a source of funding. Unlike other sites — spammy-looking sites, or overwhelmingly complicated government sites — we’re small enough to care.  We help you find legit sources for grants, loans, and other funding for your woman-owned business.  Sure, it’ll take some work on your part to pursue the money to grow your business.  But since you’re looking for small business grants — we already know you take the life of your business seriously.

When you’re done applying for our grant, please consider the New Hampshire business resources below. Good luck and best wishes on your business venture.

Resources for businesswomen in New Hampshire:

Lakes Region SCORE
383 South Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246
Ph: (603) 524-0137

Merrimack Valley NH SCORE
275 Chestnut Street- Suite 133, Manchester, NH 03101
Ph: (603) 666-7561

Monadnock SCORE
34 Mechanic Street, Keene, NH 03431
Ph: (603) 352-0320

Mt. Washington Valley SCORE
53 Technology Lane Suite 101, Conway, NH 03813
Ph: (603) 447-4388

Seacoast New Hampshire SCORE
215 Commerce Way, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Ph: (603) 433-0575

Upper Valley SCORE
20 W. Park Street, Lebanon, NH 03766
Ph: (603) 448-3491

New Hampshire Division of Economic Employment
172 Pembroke Rd, P.O. Box 1856, Concord, NH 03302-1856
Phone: (603) 271-2591

Small Business Development Center
UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
201 Paul Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-2200

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.”