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Small Business Grants for Women in Vermont

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Six Steps to find a grant:

1. Analyze Your Organization?s Needs & Determine:
  • The problem or need you want to address
  • The audience or target beneficiaries you will serve
  • The amount & types of support you need
  • The resources & commitment your group brings to the project
  • Potential partners in the community
2. Research Foundations & How They Operate:
  • Learn as much as possible about corporate, civic, and private foundations
3. Look for Funding Matches By Considering Funders Who:
  • Are able or likely to fund projects in your geographic area
  • Have a similar core mission or goals
  • Have already supported similar ventures or projects
4. Compile A List Of Prospects:
  • By Geographic Location (city, state, region)
  • By field of interest or program subject
5. Refine Your List & Eliminate Sources That:
  • Do NOT fund in your state
  • Do NOT fund your subject
  • Do NOT fund the type of support you need (See Types of Funding Support)
  • Fund your type of organization
  • Fund your size project
6. Select The Most Appropriate Funding Sources & Research In Detail
  • Contact funder directly for annual report and other publications
  • Search newspapers and the Internet for former grant recipients and contact them for advice or tips, why they felt they were successful as opposed to other applicants

Looking for small business grants for women in Vermont is anything but easy.

A Google search will bring up a long list of sites. But most either look like scams or complicated government (Small Business Administration) sites.

We’re different. can help you find REAL grants, loans, and other funding for your business venture. Yes, you’re still going to have to put in some hard work and time. But if you’re serious about getting your business to the next level, you’ll find our site a big help.

A simple place to start is with our Amber Grant for Women. Business women from Vermont (and all around America) are eligible to apply for this grant. Our judges award this grant every month – so today would be the perfect time to apply.

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

We have also done the research of finding the 21 top grants available for women today. To get a copy of our report sign up below.

Resources for Women in Vermont

Champlain Valley SCORE
11 Lincoln StreetRoom 106
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Ph: (802) 951-6762

Montpelier SCORE
87 State Street
Montpeilier, VT 05601
Ph: (802) 828-4422

Mercy Connections Women’s Small Business Center
Mercy Connections
255 South Champlain Street #8
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (802) 846-7063
Fax: (802) 846-7237

Vermont Secretary of State Business Startup Checklist
128 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-1104
802-828-2853 FAX
Tel: (802) 828-2386
Fax: (802) 828-2853

Vermont Business and Professional Women
Vermont BPW
PO Box 4172
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Small Business Development Center
Donald Kelpinski, State Director
Vermont Technical College Maine Street
Randolph Center, VT 05061-0188
PHONE: 802-728-9101
FAX: 802-728-3026