Is your business in need of financial support or aid? We have compiled a list of financial grants that will help support your business a step further into success…
These grants are here to keep your business moving towards meeting your long-term goals, finance is important so why not enter competitions to win a grant that will help you achieve the success your business needs!
Amber Grant for Women
Apply today for a $25,000 Amber Grant for women.
In 1998, WomensNet founded the Amber Grant. One of the very first online organisations to give women-owned business grants, the Amber Grant was set up to honour the memory of Amber Wigdahl.
She was a special young woman who died at just 19 years old, before realizing her business dreams.
WomensNet carried on the tradition by giving away a $10,000 Amber Grant every month to entrepreneur women… And by giving away an additional annual $25,000 Amber Grant to one of the preceding 12 monthly Amber Grant winners.
WomensNet also give away another $10,000 grant every month to a “Business Category” entrepreneur. Those 12 categories can include anything from fashion designers to restaurant owners, to health and wellness practitioners, to hair product business owners.
Hurry! The application cut-off for the next $10,000 Amber Grant is April 30, 2022.
Interested in applying for a grant click here.
SOGAL | Black Founder Start-up Grant
Black Entrepreneurs Matter.
Black women entrepreneurs receive less than .5% of venture capital funding.
Black women founders are the fastest growing demographic of entrepreneurs out of any throughout history. These founders are best equipped to solve some of the world’s largest unmet needs and have a legacy of reinvesting in their communities and creating intergenerational wealth. However, Black women entrepreneurs are met with the greatest barriers to accessing capital.
SoGal Foundation has teamed up with Winky Lux, bluemercury, twelveNYC, Twilio, Walmart.org’s Centre for Racial Equity and other sponsors to make a small step towards progress by providing several $10K and $5K cash grants to Black women or nonbinary entrepreneurs.
Awardees will also receive tactical help navigating the fundraising environment at large so that they will have a more equitable opportunity at scaling the next billion dollar idea.
If you are a founder, venture capitalist, corporate, or other leader that wants to contribute in funding a grant to a Black woman or Black nonbinary entrepreneur, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See if you qualify to apply for a grant via link here.
iFundWomen has a long list of grant opportunities dedicated to female empowerment.
Looking for grants?
You’re in the right place.
Grants are debt-free money given by an institution to a certain type of women-owned business that they want to support. At IFundWomen, we have a wide variety of grants available to our members, from our monthly Pay-It-Forward crowdfunding grant to those from generous partners like adidas, American Express, Diageo, Unilever, Visa, and more.
Vista x IFundWomen ReferHer Program
Connecting women around the world.
In honour of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Vista and IFundWomen are launching ReferHer, a program to connect women-owned small businesses around the world with resources, funding and coaching.
Full details and where to apply, here.
IFundWomen Entrepreneur of the Year 2022
IFundWomen Entrepreneur of the Year is our biggest annual funding program that rewards and celebrates extraordinary women entrepreneurs who have proven product-market fit, driven growth, and demonstrated a meaningful impact through their businesses.
Full details and where to apply, here.
Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment. These are the cornerstones of Comcast RISE, a multi-year commitment to provide complimentary marketing, creative, media, and technology services to qualifying small businesses owned by underrepresented groups, beginning with a focus on Black-owned businesses.
If your business qualifies, you’ll have the opportunity to receive complimentary marketing consultations, media placements, commercial creative production services, or technology services from Effective and Comcast Business.
Currently, only Black business owners are eligible to apply, but others from underrepresented groups will be eligible beginning In November. Future applicants will also have the opportunity to receive grants.
Full details and where to apply, here.
For full details and more grants from iFundWomen here.
Female Founders Fund
The Female Founders Fund (FFF) is an early-stage fund that offers investment to transformational technology companies that have been founded by women.
It was first started by experienced-entrepreneur Anu Duggal in 2014 and has since helped hundreds of women across industries including B2B, finance, healthcare and consumer, to realise their business ambitions.
Over the past 8 years, the fund has also developed into a wide-spread ecosystem of resources, events and female technology leaders nationwide.
On average, the fund makes around 6-8 investments per year, so it’s a competitive application process.
Find out more about applying for the FFF on their website here.
Visa Everywhere Initiative 2022
Get global exposure for your start-up or fintech. This year is set to be the biggest ever—with multiple competitions, over $500k in total prizes, and the chance to compete in the global finals in Qatar in November.
Visa Everywhere Initiative is an open innovation program that helps start-ups like yours unlock new opportunities—and gives you a global platform to demonstrate your ground-breaking solutions.
The program first launched in the U.S. in 2015, and quickly expanded into a global program. To date, nearly 8,500 start-ups have participated, and have collectively raised more than $16 billion in funding.
The first step towards getting your start-up worldwide attention is to join the Visa Everywhere Initiative network—the same network of start-ups that their product teams from all over the world access when searching for solutions.
See full details and where to apply here.
Global Fund For Women
Feminist funder for 30+ years.
Offering flexible feminist funding and support to fuel collective action and create meaningful change that will last beyond your lifetimes.
Global Fund for Women envisions a world where movements for gender justice have transformed power and privilege for a few into equity and equality for all.
Founded over 30 years ago to fill a critical gap in funding for local women’s rights organizations. Today, Global Fund for Women are the leading funder of gender justice organizations, initiatives and movements worldwide.
See full details and all grant application processes here.
Google | Black Founders Fund
A Google for Start-ups initiative giving access to funding to Black-founded start-ups in Europe.
Black founders in Europe disproportionately lack access to the networks and capital needed to grow their businesses. In 2020, with less than .5% of venture capital (VC) funding going to Black-led start-ups, Google announced the Black Founders Fund. Applications for the latest $4M Black Founders Fund in Europe are now open until April 17th (23:59 GMT).
Find out more and apply below. Founders will receive up to $100K in equity-free cash, up to an additional $200K in Cloud Credits, and access to the best of Google—people, products, and best practices.
In 2021, the Google for Start-ups Black Founders Fund invested $2M into 30 Black led-start-ups in Europe. Since then, those start-ups have gone on to raise $63M+ in follow-on funding, hired more staff, and grown their revenues.
If your product is in-market, and you’re ready to fundraise we want to hear from you. The Black Founders Fund is for start-ups led by founders who self-identify as Black and are based in Europe.
Applications close on April 17th (23:59 GMT).
For full details and where to apply here.