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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 funding 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, yes, WomensNet.net offers grants to women in Oregon (as well as all across the United States). It’s our monthly Amber Grant for Women and you can apply right now.

Also check out more resources below. Take encouragement from the fact that women in Oregon will stand with business owners like you!

 

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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, the WomensNet judges award one or more Qualifying Grants of $500 each. Then, at the end of the year, one of those Qualifying Grant recipients is selected to receive the $2,500 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 $500 Qualifying Grant.

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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

Not Sure Where to Start?

You’re in luck. We’ve done hours of research and compiled a list of the 21 best small business grants available for women today—and we’d love to share it with you!

Enter your email to receive a FREE copy of our special report,
“21 Terrific Grants for Women Business Owners.”

And be sure to check out these excellent resources available to help businesswomen like you in Oregon:

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

Salem SCORE
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 Oregon
PMB 119
3 Monroe Parkway, Ste. P
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Business Oregon
775 Summer St. NE, Suite 200
Salem, OR 97301-1280
Phone: 503-986-0123
Toll-Free Phone: 866-467-3466
Fax: 503-581-5115

Women Entrepreneurs of Southern Oregon

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

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