Amber Grant:

$10,000 monthly grants and a chance at a $25,000 annual grant is available.

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 “Marketing Grants,” “Business Category Grants,” as well as two “$25,000 Year End Grants.”

Justin Wine Community Grants:

Grants can range from $1,000 to $50,000. Deadline: February 29th, 2024. Awards announced in April 2024.

This region is special because of the local individuals and groups that put in the time, energy, and passion to make a difference. We created the JUSTIN Community Grants program to support this great work. Since its launch in 2013, the JUSTIN Community Grants program has funded over 245 projects and supported over 150 teachers and 39 schools, totaling over $1.4 million dollars. Our focus is supporting local organizations that strive to make this community a better place to live, work, and raise families. This year we will be committing $250,000 to local schools and non-profits.

American Dream Grant:

$1,000 is available and the deadline is April 30th, 2024.

The American Dream Awards shine a spotlight on small businesses that epitomize the modern American Dream through their innovative solutions, outstanding community contributions, and commitment to sustainable business practices. These prestigious awards are available to all for-profit businesses operating in the United States. If you become a recipient, you’ll receive a package that comprises $1,000 in funding, access to a small business accelerator, media coverage, and various other perks! Feel free to apply for one or more of the categories listed below that align with your business’s strengths and values.

Build-To-Scale Grant:

Venture Challenge and Capital Challenge. Learn more about the FY23 funding opportunity (NOFO) (PDF). Apply here. EDA’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) leads the Build to Scale (B2S) program, which is authorized under Section 27 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. § 3722). Under the B2S program, EDA awards and manages a portfolio of grants designed to increase regional capacity to strengthen ecosystems that equitably and inclusively support diverse technology innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups. These regions are growing technology-driven businesses, creating high-skill, high-wage jobs, and building the industries of the future.

Coca Cola Foundation Grant:

Our mission is to make a difference in communities around the world by investing in transformative ideas and institutions that address some of our most pressing global challenges.

As the primary philanthropic arm of The Coca‑Cola Company, we have an equal hand in supporting the local and global changemakers leaving a measurable and lasting impact in areas around the world where the Company operates and where our employees live and work.

Core Grant:

Funding Availability: Amount Varies – Must Submit Application Within 6-Month Timeframe Of Incident

If a family qualifies for CORE support, they receive a financial grant that is a gift. Each grant is unique and based on the applicant’s specific qualifying event and financial need. The following expenses are costs that may be covered by a CORE grant: rent/mortgage, utilities, medical supplies, medical or therapy equipment, therapies, prescriptions, over the counter medicine, travel costs, costs associated with a funeral, groceries, clothing, other essentials a family might need to navigate their specific circumstance. We work with each family to curate the most impactful grant for their family. All information provided to CORE is kept confidential. Documentation is required..

IFundWomen Universal Grant Application:

This is a resource for female entrepreneurs seeking grants. Through partnerships with brands like Visa, Caress, and COMCAST, IFundWomen has deployed over $170 million in grants to entrepreneurs. Applicants gain priority access to funding opportunities and resources within the IFundWomen community.

Hivers and Strivers Investment Program:

As an angel investment group, Hivers and Strivers works to provide capital to qualifying businesses. Specifically, the investment group funds projects submitted by veteran-owned and veteran-led businesses. Those who qualify can apply for funding for a business idea on a rolling basis, but businesses reliant on government contracts are not eligible to apply.

DanPaul Foundation:

Funding Availability: Up To $15,000

The DanPaul Foundation provides grants to 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organizations as defined by the IRS. The Foundation is interested in providing funding to programs that directly serve the health, education, development, and welfare of the world’s youth.

Employ Ability Business Grant:

Funding Availability: The grants range from $20,000-$200,000.

Grow your business, upgrade your hiring, and create job opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Freed Fellowship Grant:

$500 available monthly.

The Freed Fellowship helps small business owners get the resources, mentorship, and community they need to build successful companies that make an impact. All Freed Fellows will be considered for an additional $2,500 grant at the end of the year.

Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund:

Funding Availability: $10,000 | Deadline: March 29th, 2024

Disasters are unpredictable — but critical support shouldn’t be. The average small business loses $3,000 every day they remain closed due to a natural disaster. To help restaurants recover in times of critical need, DoorDash has partnered with Hello Alice to create the Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund.

Hersuitespot:

Funding Availability: Amount varies.

The HerRise MicroGrant provides financial assistance to Women of Color who are creating innovative solutions that impact their community and who are often unable to secure funding for their small businesses.

National Association for the Self-Employed Grant:

Grant amount: $4,000 – Accepts applications quarterly (Completed applications received in January, February, and March will be reviewed in April).

NASE has a business development grant worth up to $4,000 to use toward marketing, advertising, hiring employees, expanding facilities, and other specific business needs. Since 2006, the NASE has awarded nearly $1,000,000 to members like you through the Growth Grants program by providing small business grants.

The Kitty Fund:

Funding Availability: $25,000 | Opens March 1st, 2024 (pre-register today).

The Kitty Fund —named for Catherine “Kitty” Abrams Tadlock Webster, the mother of Founder’s First CEO Kim Folsom — will award a total of $25,000 to 25 small business owners who identify as mothers in 2024. Eligible businesses must be based in the U.S., have annual revenues under $5M, and employ between 2 to 50 people. While applications don’t open until March 2024, those interested can pre-register today.

Peanut StartHER Grant:

Funding Availability: $50,000

StartHER challenges the biases in venture capital and provides access to the elusive ‘friends and family’ round. For many founders, raising money from friends and family isn’t an option because their existing networks don’t have resources to offer such funds. StartHER aims to give everyone a fair chance by re-shaping funding dynamics, providing access to professional networks and ultimately, becoming home to the new faces of entrepreneurship.

Skip:

$5,000 grant is available – Only needs to be a business.

According to a Skip poll, 80% of small business owners have difficulty finding grants for their business. The Skip Funding Assistant is the most comprehensive way to discover and apply for new grants. Discover opportunities, get application tips and reminders to apply, and unlock funding for your business.

The Awesome Foundation:

A $1,000 grant is available.

The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing worldwide community devoted to forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes $1,000 grants, no strings attached, to projects and their creators. At each fully autonomous chapter, the money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees” and given up front in cash, check, or gold doubloons.

The Saucony Run For Good Grant:

Funding Availability: The grant maximum is $10,000.

The Saucony Run For Good Foundation is now accepting grant applications to help run down the childhood obesity epidemic. The grants are open to community nonprofit organizations that initiate and support running programs for kids.

The Ford Foundation:

Funding Availability: 1,500 grants are awarded yearly for a variety of categories.

Every year, they award grants to institutions with transformative ideas and scalable solutions to achieve the greatest impact.

Thiel Fellowship Grant:

$100,000 is available | Deadline: None

Founded by technology entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel in 2011, the Thiel Fellowship is a two-year program for young people who want to build new things. Thiel Fellows skip or stop out of college to receive a $100,000 grant and support from the Thiel Foundation’s network of founders, investors, and scientists.

Tory Burch:

Funding Availability: $5,000 business education grant, plus access to 0% interest loans via Kiva.

Each year, they select 50 women entrepreneurs for a yearlong program designed to grow their businesses through workshops, coaching sessions, network-building, and financial resources. The program ends with a company presentation and a trip to New York City.

California Paid Family Leave Small Business Grant:

Grant amount: $1,000 – $2,000 per employee | Deadline: None

California Paid Family Leave (PFL) is part of the California State Disability Insurance program providing benefits to eligible California workers who need time off work to care for a seriously ill or injured family member, to bond with a new child, or to participate in a qualifying military event. PFL pays up to 8 weeks of benefits in 12 months. Although PFL does not provide job protection, various federal and state laws provide protected leave for up to 12 weeks.

Walmart Local Community Grant:

Funding Availability: $500-$5,000 | Opens February 2024 (Quarter 1: Feb 1 – April 15)

Local community grants are awarded through an open application process and provide funding directly from Walmart and Sam’s Club facilities to local organizations in the U.S. Don’t know how to determine your local facility? Don’t worry, the application will assist you.

Wells Fargo Community Grant:

Wells Fargo is committed to building an inclusive, sustainable future for all through a focus on opening pathways to economic advancement, championing quality, affordable homes, empowering small businesses to thrive, and driving an equity-focused transition to a low-carbon economy.

Incfile Entrepeneur Grant:

Incfile is offering two grants to support aspiring entrepreneurs and students. The “Young Entrepreneur Scholarship Grant” provides $2,500 to a high school senior, undergraduate, graduate, or trade school student in the U.S. with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and an interest in starting a business. The “Fresh Start Business Grant” offers $2,500 and Incfile’s Gold plan for free to adult entrepreneurs (21 years or older) in the U.S. planning to start a new business or significantly grow an existing one. Application dates for 2024 are expected to go live soon, so keep an eye out!