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Apply today for a $25,000 Amber Grant for women

Meet Some of our Past Recipients…

Stephanie Dean of StepStitches


About the Amber Grant

WomensNet founded the “Amber Grant” in 1998. The grant was set up with one goal in mind: to honor the memory of a very special young woman, Amber Wigdahl, who died at just 19 years old — before realizing her business dreams.

Today, WomensNet carries on that tradition, proudly giving away at least $30,000 every month in Amber Grant money. In recognition of the diversity of businesses owned by women, we’ve also expanded our grant-giving to include “Startup Grants,” “Business Category Grants,” as well as two “$25,000 Year End Grants.” View a full list of Grants »

How Do I Apply For an Amber Grant?

Applying is simple. Just take a few minutes to tell us about yourself and your business dream. No long, complicated forms to fill out.  Submitting one application makes you instantly eligible for all grants related to your business.  We announce the grant winners by the 23rd of the following month. View Application »

October 2023 Amber Grant Awarded to Linda Diak Quilts
November 2023 Amber Grant Awarded to The Sinfonietta Collection
December 2023 Amber Grant Awarded to Excel Science Consulting
January 2024 Amber Grant Awarded to Dr. Kanks
February 2024 Amber Grant Awarded to Womads

Hurry! The application cutoff for the next $10,000 Amber Grant is
April 30, 2024

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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

“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.”


“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 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.”