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Small Business Grants for Women in South Carolina

Looking for small business grants for women in South Carolina?

We hope you haven’t spent hours looking online for a women’s business grant!  We know that a web search will bring up a long list of sites. But too many simply don’t give away business grants to women.  Or you might find complicated government (Small Business Administration) sites that will ask a lot of personal questions.

We’re a real organization that gives away real grants.

And we’ve been giving away women’s business grants since 1998. In fact, we give away three $10,000 grants every single month. Here’s how it works. Start with our Amber Grants for Women. Businesswomen from South Carolina (and all around America) are eligible to apply for these $10,000 grants that we award each month.  Here’s even better news:  If you are one of our monthly winners, you’ll be automatically eligible to receive one of our three $25,000 year-end Amber Grants.  That’s $35,000 in grant money by the end of this year.

To be considered for an Amber Grant, you just have to complete our simple two-question application. It doesn’t get any easier than that..

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

Resources for businesswomen in South Carolina:

Coastal Carolina SCORE
4500 Leeds Ave #100, N. Charleston, SC 29405
Ph: (843) 727-4778

Grand Strand SCORE
605 10th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Ph: (843) 918-1079

Midlands SCORE
1835 Assembly StreetStrom Thurmond Building, Room 1425, Columbia, SC 29201
Ph: (803) 765-5131

Piedmont SCORE
SCORE Piedmont
My Greenville Office
130 Boland Court
Suite 150
Greenville, SC 29615
Ph: (864) 271-3638

SC Lowcountry SCORE
1 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Ph: (843) 785-7107

Center for Women
1 Carriage Lane
Building C, Unit 200
Charleston, SC 29407

Small Business Development Center
State Director’s Office, 1705 College Street
Darla Moore School of Business
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: 803.777.4907

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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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

“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.”