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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 20-year history. If you win 1 of the monthly Amber Grants, you’re automatically eligible for the year-end Amber Grant ($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 for 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

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?

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

“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.”