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Small Business Grants for Women in New Mexico

Finding small business grants for women in New Mexico hasn’t been easy. We’re changing that.

A Google search for “business grants for women in New Mexico” will land you on a page with a long list of sites that look a bit shady. Sites that never actually give grants to anyone. Others are complicated government (Small Business Administration) sites that want your financial records, bank statements, a business plan, plus a bunch of personal questions.

Our approach is different. For 20 years, WomensNet has helped business owners like you find legit grants, loans, and other funding for your business venture.

You Can Start By Appling For A $10,000 Monthly Amber Grant.

A simple place to start is with our Amber Grants for Women. Businesswomen from New Mexico are eligible to win one of these three $10,000 monthly grants. At the end of this year, our judges will award an additional $25,000 Amber Grant to three more monthly winners. So taking just a few moments to answer two questions could be life-changing for you.

After you’ve applied for our grant, please take a bit of time to check out the resources below. There are people in New Mexico willing to help women business owners just like you. Best of luck in your search.

Resources for businesswomen in New Mexico:

Albuquerque SCORE
500 Gold Ave. SW, Suite 11409, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Ph: (505) 248-8232

Las Cruces SCORE
505 S. Main St Loretto Towne Center, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Ph: (575) 523-5627

Santa Fe & North NM SCORE
120 Federal Place #307, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Ph: (505) 988-6302

NAWBO Northern New Mexico Chapter
5901-J Wyoming Blvd. NE #112, Albuquerque NM 87109
Phone: 505.490.6099

WESST Enterprises
WESST Enterprise Center
609 Broadway Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505.246.6900
Fax: 505.243.3035

Professional Business Women of New Mexico

Small Business Development Center
NMSBDC Lead Center
Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87508
Phone: (505) 428-1362

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?

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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

“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.”