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Small Business Grants for Women in Oregon

Let’s face it: Finding business grants for women in Oregon can be tough.

The good news is you’ve landed on a site that can help you find grants for your business dream. Sure, it’s still going to take time and effort – but if you’re a woman business owner (or even a hopeful women entrepreneur) we’d love to get you started.

To begin, WomensNet offers grants to women in Oregon (as well as all across the United States).

Here’s How You Can Win A $10,000 Business Grant This Month.

It’s our monthly Amber Grant for Women, and you can apply right now.  Here’s how it works:  Each month we give away three small business women grants worth $10,000 each.  If you win  — you instantly qualify as one of our eligible businesses for another year-end Amber Grant worth $25,000.  So in a brief period, you could be a total grant winner of $35,000.

The application process is super simple:  We have a two-question form. No financial information required, no personal bank statements to share.  Just tell us your business story. 

That beats counting on complicated government sites that want all your personal and financial information.  Not to mention the spammy sites that seemingly never give out any grant money at all.

Still looking for more help with your business venture? Be sure to browse more resources below. Take encouragement from the fact that women in Oregon will stand with business owners just like you.


Resources for businesswomen in Oregon:

Central Oregon SCORE
P.O. Box 1843, Virtual Office – Serving Central Oregon, Bend, Redmond & More, OR 97756
Ph: (541) 316-0662

Portland SCORE
601 SW Second Avenue ODS Tower, Suite 950, Portland, OR 97204
Ph: (503) 326-3441

445 Union Street Suite 204, Salem, OR 97301
Ph: (503) 370-2896

Willamette SCORE
1401 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR 97401-6600
Ph: (541) 465-6600

Women Entrepreneurs of Southern Oregon

Business Oregon
775 Summer St. NE, Suite 200, Salem, OR 97301-1280
Phone: 503-986-0123
Toll-Free Phone: 866-467-3466

Small Business Development Center
Oregon SBDC Network, 99 W 10th Ave, Ste 390, Eugene, OR 97401

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?

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
WNN Blog Get application & business ideas on the WomensNet blog »

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.”