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Small Business Grants for Women in Hawaii

Small business grants for women in Hawaii are rare. But not at WomensNet.

If you run a Google search for small business grants, most sites look shady — with some even charging money to provide you with grant opportunities.  Or they’re government-controlled sites that force you to fit a certain profile and require you to fill out time-consuming paperwork.

We’re way different. WomensNet helps you find legit grants, loans, and other funding for your business venture. Yes, you’re still going to have to put in some time and hard work. But if you’re serious about growing your business, you’ll find our site is a big help.

We offer three $10,000 small business grants for women every month

A perfect place to start is with our Amber Grants for Women. Businesswomen from Hawaii are eligible to apply for these grants, which run monthly.  If you’re one of our three Amber Grant winners this month, you’re automatically eligible for one of our three additional $25,000 Amber Grants at the end of the year.

That’s right — WomensNet will award a total of $35,000 to a trio of woman-owned businesses this year. Could it be you

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

Resources for businesswomen in Hawaii:

SCORE Hawaii
500 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 1-306A, Honolulu, HI 96813
Ph: (808) 547-2700

Hawaii Business Magazine

Professional Women’s Network of Hawaii
E-MAIL: kay@lava.net

Small Business Development Center of Hawaii
200 W. Kawili St., Hilo, HI 30602-5412
PHONE: (808) 974-7515
E-MAIL: cathy.wiltse@hisbdc.org

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

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.”

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.”