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Small Business Grants for Women in Pennsylvania

If you’re searching for grants for women businesses in Pennsylvania, you’ve come to the right site.

Let’s face it: finding business grants for women can seem nearly impossible! A quick Google search turns up tons of spammy sites.

Well, we’re happy you’ve landed on a site that can help you find funding for your woman-owned business. Sure, it’s still going to a good bit of work on your part. But if you’re passionate about your business ideas, we’d love to help you get started.

Our first bit of good news is that offers business grants to women in Pennsylvania (as well as all across the United States). We call it our Amber Grant for Women and it’s awarded by our judges every month. If you’d like to share your story,  you can apply for the Amber Grant  right now.

You can also check out more business resources below. There are plenty of people in Pennsylvania willing to reach out and help women 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 Pennsylvania:

Resources for businesswomen in Pennsylvania:

Alleghenies SCORE
3900 Industrial Park DriveThe Devorris Center
Altoona, PA 16602
Ph: (814) 942-9054

Bucks County SCORE
409 Hood Boulevard Chamber of Commerce
Fairless Hills, PA 19030
Ph: (215) 943-8850

Central PA SCORE
2820 East College Avenue, Suite E
State College, PA 16801
Ph: (814) 234-9415

Chester County SCORE
601 Westtown Road#281
West Chester, PA 19380
Ph: (610) 344-6910

Lancaster SCORE
313 West Liberty StreetSuite 231
Lancaster, PA 17603-2766
Ph: (717) 397-3092

Lehigh Valley SCORE
2158 Avenue C
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Ph: (610) 266-3000

Montgomery County – Chapter 513
1653 The Fairway Baederwood Office Plaza, Suite 204
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Ph: #1: (215) 885-3027

Northeast Pennsylvania
Stegmaier Building Suite 400M
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-5241
Ph: (570) 826 – 6502

Philadelphia SCORE
105 N. 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Ph: (215) 231-9880

Pittsburgh SCORE
411 Seventh AvenueSuite 1450
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Ph: (412) 395-6560 (130

Pottstown SCORE
244 High StreetSuite 302
Pottstown, PA 19464
Ph: (610) 327-2673

Reading SCORE
201 Penn StreetChamber of Commerce, Suite 501
Reading, PA 19601
Ph: (610) 376-3497

Uniontown SCORE
140 N. Beeson Avenue
Uniontown, PA 15401
Ph: (724) 437-4222

Westmoreland Co SCORE
300 Fraser Purchase RoadSt. Vincent College
Latrobe, PA 15650
Ph: (724) 539-7505

2101 Pennsylvania Ave
York, PA 17404
Ph: (717) 845-8830

Pennsylvania Bureau of Small Business Opportunities
Phone: (717) 783-3119

Women’s Business Enterprise Council
1315 Walnut Street
Suite 1116
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 877-790-WBEC

Small Business Development Center
3819-33 Chestnut Street, Suite 325
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3238
Phone: (215) 898-1219
Fax: (215) 573-2135

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