It can be rough out there for female entrepreneurs. It seems a bit unfair that as the number of women-owned businesses increases, the available funding for them decreases – but that appears to be what is happening. If you’re looking for a way to start (or support) your business, you should be aware that grants are one way to go. In addition to federal and state grants that might be available for you, there are some fantastic private grants out there for women-owned businesses. Let’s take a look at seven of our favorites!
Grants for Women-Owned Businesses
FedEx Think Bigger
FedEx offers up $75,000 total for small business grants. Applicants apply for a portion of this amount, not the entire figure. Interested in learning more? You can read all about it right here.
The Eileen Fisher Women-Owned Business Grant Program
This grant, as the name implies, is geared specifically towards female entrepreneurs. There are five grants awarded each year to businesses that are ready to grow. Read more here!
Idea Café is a website that hosts a number of different grants. You can read about their current grant and how you can apply right here!
Mom Inspired Grants by Huggies
Huggies awards as much as $15,000 to help women-owned businesses reach the next level of success. You can read about their grant here.
Mission Main Street Project by Chase and Google
If you’re looking for higher-stakes grant to really get your business going, the Mission Main Street Project might be for you! Read more here.
Smart Women Grants
Zions Bank, located in Utah, awards grants to female entrepreneurs in six different categories. You can read all about their requirements and apply here!
Small Business Innovation Research
Finally, you might consider applying for this SBIR grant! Find out more here.
Do you know of grants for women-owned businesses that should be included in our list? Let us know in our comment section below!