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Small Business Grants for Women in Washington

We’ve made applying for a small business grant for women in Washington super easy.

You probably landed on this site by Googling something like “small business grants for women in Washington.” Even though you can find dozens of other sites offering small business grants for women — the truth is that many will send you down an endless rabbit hole. While others are complicated government sources…long forms with personal questions and endless financial disclosures.

We offer grants directly to women like you.  And we’ve been doing that since 1998 with a super simple two-question essay.

A simple place to start is with our own Amber Grant for Women.  Businesswomen from Washington (and all around America) are eligible to win one of these $10,000 grants. (We give away three every month!!)  Our judges award these Amber Grants every month, so there’s always an opportunity to apply. Even better — if you win this or any month, you’re automatically one of our finalists for three year-end $25,000 Amber Grants.

Why not take the time to fill out our simple, 2-question application? A few minutes right now could translate into $35,000 in grant money this year. Just think about what you’d do with that life-changing money.

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

Resources for businesswomen in Washington:

Bellingham SCORE
1313 E. Maple St #591, Bellingham, WA 98225
Ph: (360) 685-4259

Central Washington SCORE
2 S. Chelan Ave. Suite B, Wenatchee, WA 98801
Ph: (509) 888-2900

Vancouver SCORE
4001 Main Street, Suites 120, 121, Vancouver, WA 98663
Ph: (360) 699-1079

Greater Seattle SCORE
2401 4th Avenue Suite 450, Seattle, WA 98121
Ph: (206) 553-7320

Mid-Columbia SCORE Tri-Cities
7130 W. Grandridge Blvd Suite C, Kennewick, WA 99336
Ph: (509) 736-9962 (3139

SCORE Spokane
801 W. Riverside Ave. #444, Spokane, WA 99201
Ph: (509) 353-2821

South Sound/Tacoma SCORE
1101 S. Yakima Ave. Bates Technical School, Room M-123, Tacoma, WA 98405
Ph: (253) 680-7770

Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises
210 11th Avenue SW, Suite 401
Olympia, WA 98501
(866) 208-1064 Toll Free
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 41160
Olympia, WA 98504-1160

Washington State Business and Professional Women

Small Business Development Center
534 E. Trent #201, P.O. Box 1495, Spokane, WA 99210-1495
Phone: (509) 358-7765

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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“16 Terrific Grants for Women Business Owners.”

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.”