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Small Business Grants for Women in North Carolina

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Six Steps to find a grant:

1. Analyze Your Organization?s Needs & Determine:
  • The problem or need you want to address
  • The audience or target beneficiaries you will serve
  • The amount & types of support you need
  • The resources & commitment your group brings to the project
  • Potential partners in the community
2. Research Foundations & How They Operate:
  • Learn as much as possible about corporate, civic, and private foundations
3. Look for Funding Matches By Considering Funders Who:
  • Are able or likely to fund projects in your geographic area
  • Have a similar core mission or goals
  • Have already supported similar ventures or projects
4. Compile A List Of Prospects:
  • By Geographic Location (city, state, region)
  • By field of interest or program subject
5. Refine Your List & Eliminate Sources That:
  • Do NOT fund in your state
  • Do NOT fund your subject
  • Do NOT fund the type of support you need (See Types of Funding Support)
  • Fund your type of organization
  • Fund your size project
6. Select The Most Appropriate Funding Sources & Research In Detail
  • Contact funder directly for annual report and other publications
  • Search newspapers and the Internet for former grant recipients and contact them for advice or tips, why they felt they were successful as opposed to other applicants

Looking for small business grants for women in North Carolina is anything but easy.

A Google search will bring up a long list of sites.  But most either look like scams or complicated government (Small Business Administration) sites.

We’re different. can help you find REAL 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 simple place to start is with our Amber Grant for Women.  Business women from North Carolina (and all around America) are eligible to apply for this grant.  Our judges award this grant every month – so today would be the perfect time to apply.

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

We have also done the research of finding the 21 top grants available for women today. To get a copy of our report sign up below.

Resources for Women in New Carolina

Asheville SCORE
151 Patton AvenueFederal Building, Room 259
Asheville, NC 28801
Ph: (828) 271-4786

Chapel Hill SCORE
104 S. Estes Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Ph: (919) 968-6894

Charlotte SCORE
6302 Fairview RoadSuite 300
Charlotte, NC 28210
Ph: (704) 344-6576

Coastal Carolina SCORE 660
3615 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
Ph: (252) 222-6126

Greensboro/Highpoint SCORE
1451 S. Elm-Eugene StreetSuite 2306
Greensboro, NC 27406
Ph: (336) 333-5399

Outer Banks SCORE
101 Town Hall Drive Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Ph: (252) 441-8144

Raleigh SCORE
300 Fayetteville St., Suite 440,
Century PO Bldg
Raleigh, NC 27602
Ph: (919) 856-4739

Sandhills SCORE
10677 Hwy 15-501Moore County Chamber of Commerce
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Ph: (910) 692-3926

Upper Coastal Plains
727 North Grace StreetBraswell Memorial Library
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Ph: (252) 442-1173

Western NC SCORE
140 4th Avenue West Federal Building, Room 108
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Ph: (828) 693-8702

Wilmington SCORE
4010 Oleander DriveBrowning Plaza II, Suite 6
Wilmington, NC 28403
Ph: (910) 452-5395

North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development
114 West Parrish Street
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919.956.8889
Fax: 919.688.7668

North Carolina Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs
175 BPW Club Road
Carrboro, NC 27510

Small Business Development Center
5 West Hargett St, Suite 600
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 715-7272