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Small Business Grants for Women in Washington

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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 Washington 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.  WomensNet.net 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 Washington (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 Washington 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 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

Ft. 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
OLYMPIA (MAIN) OFFICE
210 11th Avenue SW, Suite 401
Olympia, WA 98501
(866) 208-1064 Toll Free
(360) 586-7079 Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 41160
Olympia, WA 98504-1160

Washington State Business and Professional Women
Email: webmaster@BPWWA.org

Small Business Development Center
Dr. Carolyn Clark, State Director
534 E. Trent #201
P.O. Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
Phone: (509) 358-7765
Fax: (509) 358-7764
E-MAIL: clrk@wsu.edu