Grants x Funding x Pitches x Loans
According to TechCrunch, only seven percent of venture capital investment partners are female. Women are less likely to have funding, receive loans, and be granted other monetary advantages when starting a business.
Here are just a few of the resources available to all women in regards to funding, grants, pitches and loans.
If you know of one that should be added please contact us using the form below.
Money is power. The P5 Project wants to put our money where our mouth is…meme’s about #bossbabes are great, but checks to your bank account are better. P5 will have a quarterly pitch competition with a $5,000 prize.
Eileen Fisher Grant
A grant program designed to address the fact that, globally, women and girls are the most vulnerable to climate change and hold the firsthand experience to solve it. Linking these two issues not only feels like a natural next step for our company, it is essential to accelerate progress towards improving the status and rights of women and the health of our planet.
Beginning in 2019, they award $200,000 annually in amounts ranging from $10,000 to $40,000.
FedEx Small Business Grant
FedEx awards up to $25,000 apiece to 10 small businesses annually. In 2017, the contest provided a total prize pool of $120,500. Winners also receive money to use toward FedEx Office print and business services.
The application requires an explanation of your business, how you’d use the money, photos of your business and — this part is optional — a short video explaining your business. To be eligible, you must operate a for-profit business with fewer than 99 employees and at least six months of operating history.
The Amber Grant Foundation awards $4,000 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. The application is relatively simple: Explain your business, describe what you’d do with the grant money and pay a $15 application fee.
The foundation’s advisory board chooses the winners, looking for women with passion and a good story. Businesses operating in the U.S. and Canada are eligible.
American Association of University Women
Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools
and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship,
improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women worldwide. AAUW
seeks a diverse applicant pool.
Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards
The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards is looking for committed female entrepreneurs heading initiatives with the potential to grow significantly.
To be considered, your project must be a for-profit early-stage business (1 to 3 years old). Their grants are available to women entrepreneurs all around the world. Grant amounts can reach 6 figures.
Grantees are primarily educational, cultural, and social service organizations which promote academic, artistic,
athletic, job skills, life skills, and/or leadership abilities of girls and women.
Their mission is to showcase the top 10% of women- and minority-led startups across the Southeast and connect
them with investors who understand early stage companies.
Startup Runway awards grants of $5,000 and $10,000 at different points in the year.
Submissions due 1/01/2021
The Zach Grant
The Zach Grant (funded by Fundera) is awarding $2,500 for the best video entry every year. The grant will be
awarded in check form, made payable directly to the business. How to apply and judging criteria are found at the
Tory Burch Foundation
Up to 50 Fellows will receive benefits beyond the foundation’s $5,000 grant for business education, a 4-day workshop series at the Tory Burch offices, and access to their online peer-to-peer network of women entrepreneurs and resources. A smaller group of selected Fellows will have the opportunity to pitch their business to industry influencers.
Business for ALL – powered by Hello Alice
Business for All is a national movement to lift up 100,000 small business owners to receive funding and mentorship. By completing the application below, you’re eligible to receive up to $50,000 in grant funding.