Amber Grant awards have recently been expanded to include a $10,000 Amber Grant each month, two $25,000 annual Amber Grants, a $10,000 Startup Grant each quarter, a $10,000 Non-Profit Grant each quarter, and a $10,000 Business Category grant in a specific category of business each month. Applications and more information available here.,
Ladies Who Launch
This program offers a $10,000 cash grant plus six months of mentorship, education, community and amplification to grant awardees. To be eligible the business must be owned by a person who identifies as female or non-binary in the consumer packaged goods industry (including household goods, food and beverages, apparel and more) with annual gross revenue between $100,000 and $499,000. More details may be found here..
SoGal Black Founder Startup Grant
The SoGal Foundation notes that Black women founders are the fastest growing demographic of entrepreneurs – ever. Yet less that 0.5% of venture capital funding goes to Black women entrepreneurs. To change that. SoGal Foundation, along with several partner organizations, offers $10,000 and $5,000 cash grants to Black and non-binary business owners. Winners also receive assistance navigating future funding opportunities. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
Visa's She's Next
This grant program is open to Black woman who owna business that is at least two years old. The program awards $10,000 and a year-long coaching membership to 60 black women-owned businesses in six cities across the U.S.. To learn more about qualifications, visit the Visa She’s Next program website.
In 2022, She’s Next launched She’s Next in Fashion, which provided a total of over $500,000 in cash grants to 50 new small businesses in the fashion and beauty sectors. Learn more about that program here.
Ms. Foundation for Women
The Ms. Foundation offers several different awards to women who own businesses that further the advancement of women and girls. In the past, recipients of the award have had businesses that work to prevent domestic violence, advocate for reproductive health, promote access to affordable childcare, and more. In addition to funding, the foundation provides grantees with mentorship support, networking opportunities, and trainings. Learn how you can apply on the foundation’s website.
Belle Capital is an investment firm focused on companies led by women. Their mission is to help mitigate the unfair gap in funding that women receive compared to men. To learn more about Belle Capital’s investment criteria, visit their website.
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