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Small Business Grants for Women in Oklahoma

Finding small business grants for women in Oklahoma is tough. We understand.

Some of the sites that pop up from Google look shady, or you wind up on a daunting government site like the Small Business Administration. And who wants to spend all day filling out paperwork? You want a straight-forward, hassle-free way to get grant money for your woman-owned business.

Well, we’re glad you discovered our little-known but helpful site. We’ve been helping women business owners like you find funding and grants since 1998. Sure, you still have to do the hard work of pursuing and applying for the money. However, if you’re a woman business owner who is serious about her business dreams, then we’re here to get you going.

Your first opportunity is with our Amber Grant, offered to women in Oklahoma (as well as across North America).  Our judges select one $10,000 Amber Grant recipient every month.  At the end of the year, each of those 12 recipients becomes automatically eligible to win our year-end $25,000 Amber Grant.  That means a few minutes of your time could turn into $35,000 in grant money this year.

You might also take some time to scan other resources below. You should be excited to know that people in Oklahoma are waiting to help women business owners like you.

Resources for businesswomen in Oklahoma:

Oklahoma City SCORE
301 N. 6th Street, SBA, Suite 116, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Ph: (405) 609-8004

907 S. Detroit AveSuite 1001, Tulsa, OK 74120
Ph: (918) 581-7462

REI Oklahoma Women’s Business Center
2912 Enterprise Blvd., Durant, Oklahoma 74701
Dr. Barbara Rackley, WBC Program Manager
Phone: (800) 658-2823

Small Business Development Center
Bill Carter, State Director
Oklahoma Small Business Development Center, 301 W University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701
(580) 745-2877

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.”