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April 2022 Winner
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Are You A Woman Looking For A Grant For Your Sustainable Business?… You’ve Found The Right Site

Women are spearheading the effort to roll back climate change — which really shouldn’t surprise anyone. One of the most impactful ways is through women entrepreneurs starting businesses that incorporate environmental and/or economic sustainability.

Yes, it’s possible to make a profit AND still come up with creative ways to promote economic and environmental sustainability. The planet and our futures really depend on women business owners coming up with sustainable solutions for any number of industries.

We at WomensNet are inspired by women who are driven to use their skills to provide a good or service to benefit their community and who want to invest their time and passions into a purpose-driven business model. We want to see more women doing what they love. That’s especially true of businesses that are economically and environmentally sustainable.

That’s why we give “Business Specific” Grants based on each month’s category — including a grant specific to women in the sustainability industry during the month of April.

April’s Business Specific Grant is Sustainability

Your sustainability applications can include any subcategory such as:

  • Eco Friendly/Waste Reducing Products
  • Environmental Initiatives
  • Earth Sciences
  • Resource Economics
  • Water Management
  • Urban Sustainability
  • Urban Planning
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Wildlife Initiatives

Here’s How You Become Eligible for Our April “Sustainability” Business Specific Grant

— As Well As All Our Additional Grants:

 

  1. 1. Apply for our monthly Amber Grant. By applying just once for the $10,000 monthly Amber Grant, you automatically become eligible for that month’s $10,000 Business specific grant
  2. 2. You do NOT have to apply again. Your single Amber Grant application also makes you eligible for any of our other grants, including:
  • The $10,000 “Business Specific Category” Grant that we give away each month for the next 11 months. Here are those categories and months that they are awarded:
    — January: Skilled Trades
    — February: Health & Fitness
    — March: Food & Beverage
    — April: Sustainability
    — May: Mental & Emotional Support
    — June: Business Support Services (e.g. accounting, consulting)
    — July: Animal Services
    — August: Hair Care & Products
    — September: Education & Child Care
    — October: Creative Arts
    — November: Skin Care & Wellness
    — December: Fashion Design
    At the end of the year, we will award one of the monthly recipients an additional $25,000 grant
  • The $10,000 Quarterly Non-Profit grant for the next 3 months. We award this grant 4 times per year.
  • The WomensNet "Marketing Grant”
    We give “hands-on” marketing help to a selected female-owned business. It includes strategic sessions with members of our AdvisoryBoard and other "friends of WomensNet.” It also includes professional agency support in developing and executing a marketing plan. This is a grant a non-profit business can win as well.
  • The $2,000 Mini Grants that we give away 12 times per year.
  • $25,000 Year-End Grants
    At the end of every year, we select a $25,000 winner from the 12 monthly $10,000 Amber Grant winners -and- a $25,000 winner from the 12 Business Category Grants winners. This means your business could win a total of $35,000 in grant money by submitting just one application.

Submitting one application makes you instantly eligible for these multiple grants. Click here for your application »

Past Sustainability Business & Organizations Winners

The Amber Grant Fund has grown through the years. That growth is reflected in two ways by the winners below. First, by the increase in the dollar amounts of each grant. Second, by the increase in how many times a grant is given.

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What people are saying about WomensNet

Forbes

“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.”

Score

“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.”

Fundera

“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.”