The good news is that you’ve come to the right place to find grant money for your women-owned venture. Of course, you still have to put in the sweat equity. But if your dream is to see your business ideas come to fruition, we’re here to help.
To start, WomensNet offers grants to women in New York (as well as all across the United States). It’s our Amber Grant for Women, where we award $4,000 each month to a woman-owned business. At the end of the year, we’ll award another Amber Grant — in the amount of $25,000 — to one of the (12) monthly winners. That means someone will earn a total of $29,000 this year.
One of our past Amber Grant winners (Krista Woods of GloveStix) appeared on Shark Tank, QVC and the TODAY show. Another Amber Grant winner — Maia Josebachvili of Urban Escapes — had her business acquired by LivingSocial.
Looking for more than just business grants and funding for your company or business idea? We can point you in the right direction.
Be sure to browse other resources below. There are plenty of people in New York willing to help women business owners like you. Best of luck.
2 State Street, Auburn, NY 13021
Ph: (315) 252-7291
Buffalo Niagara SCORE
130 South Elmwood Ave, Suite 540, Buffalo, NY 14202
Ph: (716) 551-4301
Clinton, Franklin, Essex SCORE
7061 Route 9, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Ph: (518) 563-1000
1 Civic Center Plaza Chamber of Commerce, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Ph: (845) 454-1700 ex1021
Greater Binghamton SCORE
49 Court St, Binghamton, NY 13902
Ph: (607) 772-8860
New York City SCORE
26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10278
Ph: (212) 264-4507
Northeast NY SCORE
1 Computer Drive South, Albany, NY 12205
Ph: (518) 446-1118 Ext. 233
30 Scott’s Corners Dr., Montgomery, NY 12549
Ph: (845) 457-9700
Putnam County SCORE
34 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, NY 10512
Ph: (845) 225-6030
100 State Street Keating Federal Building, Room 410, Rochester, NY 14614
Ph: (585) 263-6473
Rockland County SCORE
4 North Main Street, Spring Valley, NY 10977
Ph: (845) 426-1206
SCORE Long Island
350 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Ph: (888) 433-3632
Staten Island SCORE
1550 Richmond Road SI Bank & Trust, Staten Island, NY 10304
Ph: (718) 727-1221
Sullivan County SCORE
198 Bridgeville Road, Monticello, NY 12701
224 Harrison Street Suite 506, Syracuse, NY 13202
Ph: (315) 471-9393 x245
1 Development Court, Kingston, NY 12401
Ph: (845) 339-0468
200 Genesee Street Suite 1, Utica, NY 13502
Ph: (315) 792-7553
120 Bloomingdale Road NYS Dept. of Labor, White Plains, NY 10605
Ph: (914) 948-3907
Women’s Business Center of New York State
200 Genesee St., Utica, New York 13502
P.O. Box 339, Syracuse, NY 13211
Phone: (315) 708-4288
Small Business Development Center
New York SBDC
State University Plaza
Corporate Woods Building, 3rd Floor, Albany, NY 12246
Phone (in-state): (800) 732-SBDC
Alt. Phone: (518) 443-5398
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.
Every month, WomensNet judges award one or more Amber Grants of $4,000 each. Then, at the end of the year, one of those grant recipients is selected to receive the $25,000 Amber Grant.
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 $4,000 Amber Grant.
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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