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Small Business Grants for Women in New Jersey

Looking for small business grants for women in New Jersey doesn’t have to be difficult

A Google search will bring up a long list of sites. But most either look spammy or are complicated government (Small Business Administration) sites who are looking for tech related businesses.

We’re different. WomensNet helps you find legitimate 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.

A good place to start is with our Amber Grant for Women. Business women from New Jersey (and all around America) are eligible to apply for this grant. Our judges award this $10,000 grant every month – so today would be the perfect time to apply.  And if you’re one of our 12 monthly recipients, you’re entered into the competition for our year-end $25,000 grant.  Just a couple minutes of your time could translate into $35,000 in grant money by the end of this year.

After you’ve applied for our grant, please take a bit of time to check out the resources below. There are folks in New Jersey waiting to help women business owners just like you.

Resources for businesswomen in New Jersey:

Central Jersey SCORE
Raritan Valley College
14 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Ph: (908) 526-1200 X 8449

Monmouth SCORE
765 Newman Springs Rd, Brookdale Community College
Lincroft, NJ 07738
Ph: (732) 224-2573

Northwest NJ SCORE
30 Schuyler Place – Suite 220, c/o CCM Morristown,
Morristown, NJ 07960
Ph: (973) 442-6400

Ocean County SCORE
33 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ 08753
Ph: (732) 505-6033

Princeton SCORE
65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
Ph: (609) 393-0505

North Eastern New Jersey SCORE
1 Bergen County Plaza, Room #5B Bergen County Administration Bldg., Hackensack, NJ 07621
Ph: (201) 336-6090

Southern New Jersey SCORE
Burlington County College 100 Technology Way, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Ph: (856) 457-8372

New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners
NJAWBO State Headquarters
119A W. Ward Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520
Phone: 609-308-2530

Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship Corporation
Peapack-Gladstone Bank
311 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Chatham, NJ 07928
Phone: 973-507-9700
Executive Director, Penni Nafus

Small Business Development Center
1 Washington Park, Suite 360, Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-353-1927

Lions Vision Productions – Seminars and Events
P.O. Box 2010, Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 908-858-5159 and 908-884-7051

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.”