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Small Business Grants for Women in Texas

Are you looking for grants for your woman-owned businesses in Texas?

If you’ve done much searching on the internet, you know how hard it can be to find grant money for your woman-owned business.  Government isn’t likely going to help you.  Other sites offering grant money can seem a little shady.

But here’s where the good news begins. You’ve discovered a site than will help you find grants, loans and tons of resources for Texas women business owners like you.  Yes, you’ll still have to get your hands dirty and do the heavy lifting! But if you’re willing to put in the time to pursue your business dream, we’d love to point you in the right direction.

For starters —  yes, WomensNet offers business grants to women in Texas (as well as all across the United States). It’s our monthly Amber Grant for Women and it’s simple for you to apply.  Every month, we give a $10,000 grant to one woman business owner.  And at the end of the year, we give away a $25,000 grant to one of our 12 monthly winners.  So if you’re willing to take a couple minutes to tell us about your business dreams, you could be awarded $35,000 in grant money by the end of this year!

You’ll also want to peek at the resources below. There are plenty of helpful folks in Texas who will partner with women entrepreneurs like you.

Resources for businesswomen in Texas:

Austin SCORE
5524 Bee Cave Rd., Westland Park, Building M #100, Austin, TX 78746
Ph: (512) 928-2425

Dallas SCORE
5646 Milton Street, Dallas, TX 75206
Ph: (214) 987-9491

East Texas SCORE
1530 S Southwest Loop 323 RTDC, Suite 101, Tyler, TX 75701
Ph: (903) 510-2975

10 Civic Center Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901
Ph: (915) 534-0585

Fort Worth SCORE
1150 S. Freeway Suite 108, Ft. Worth, TX 76104
Ph: (817) 871-6002

Houston SCORE
8701 S. Gessner Drive #1200, Houston, TX 77074
Ph: (713) 487-6565

Rio Grande Valley SCORE
2422 E. Tyler Ave., Suite E, Harlingen, TX 78550
Ph: (956) 427-8623

San Antonio SCORE
615 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
Ph: (210) 403-5391

SCORE Corpus Christi
3649 Leopard Street Suite 411, Corpus Christi, TX 78408
Ph: (361) 879-0017 extention 3

Texas Women in Business

Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas
PO Box 26051, Austin, TX 78755

Texas Business Women, Inc
PO Box 70, Round Rock, TX 78680-0070
Phone: (877) 225-4TBW

Small Business Development Center

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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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.”