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Small Business Grants for Women in Virginia

Yes, we give small business grants to women in Virginia… Three every month.

Are you seeking a simple, hassle-free way to apply for a $10,000 or $25,000 business grant?

If so — you landed on the right website.  Our Amber Grant for Women has funded women-owned businesses since 1998.

This year, we’re awarding a trio of $10,000 Amber Grants each month.  At the end of the year, those winners are automatically eligible to earn an additional year-end $25,000 Amber Grant.  And we give away three of those $25,000 grants.

That means just a few minutes filling out a short, easy application can earn you up to $35,000 in grant money.

Need more info?

Not only are women from Virginia (and all across America) eligible to apply for this grant, but WomensNet can also 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 — and we know you are — you’ll find our site a big help.

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

From all of us at WomensNet, we wish you the best with your business dreams.

Resources for businesswomen in Virginia:

Central Virginia SCORE
209 5th St NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Ph: (434) 295-6712

Hampton Roads SCORE
838 Granby Street Retail Alliance, Norfolk, VA 23510
Ph: (757) 455-9338

Martinsville SCORE
115 Broad Street, Martinsville, VA 24112
Ph: (276) 632-6401

Richmond SCORE
400 N. 8th Street Federal Building, Richmond, VA 23219
Ph: (804) 771-2400

Roanoke SCORE
105 Franklin Road SW Suite 150, Roanoke, VA 24011
Ph: (540) 857-2834

Shenandoah Valley SCORE
301 W. Main Street, Waynesboro, VA 22980
Ph: (540) 949-4423

Williamsburg SCORE
421 N. Boundary Street, Chamber of Commerce, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Ph: (757) 229-6511

Virginia Women’s Business Conference
Ph: 703-777-8577

Small Business Development Center
George Mason University
4031 University Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030-3409
Ph: (703) 277-7727

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?

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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.”