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Grants of $500 to $100K Available to Women From These 7 Sources

Women who start their own businesses know how difficult it is to obtain funding to either start or expand their companies. Locating sources for grants and other funding is equally challenging. Here are 7 good sources of grants ranging from $500 up to $100,000 for women-owned businesses.
#1 - Tory Burch Foundation Fellowship - offers 10 grants every year of $10,000 each for education, a three-day workshop, one year of mentoring, and the opportunity to win $100,000 in the annual Fellows Competition. Any business is eligible. Must be in business 1-5 years.

#2 - InnovateHER Challenge - available to businesses that provide products or services that have an impact on women and families. The challenge is sponsored every year by the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership and gives three awards of between $10,000 and $40,000.

#3 - Amber Grant - awards $500 grants every month to women-owned businesses, plus one annual foundation grant of $1,000-$2,000. Eligibility includes women-owned small businesses in any industry, with preference for businesses focused on educational programs for girls.

#4 - Cartier Women’s Initiative Award - for businesses led by women 18 years of age or older with a good command of English and have been in business for 2-3 year. Every year, 15 women around the world are awarded a package that includes $100,000 in prize money.

#5 - Eileen Fisher Women-Owned Business Grant - for businesses that have majority ownership by women and have been in business for at least three years. The award is $100K to multiple women business owners each year.

#6 - #GIRLBOSS Foundation Grant - twice per year awards $15,000 to female entrepreneurs who demonstrate creativity and innovation, business acumen and planning, and financial need. For women 18 years old or older who have businesses in the design, fashion, music, or the arts industries.

#7 - Halstead Bead Incorporated’s Business Development Grant - this jewelry supplier offers an annual Business Development Grant of $8,500 to help businesses in the jewelry industry start their own jewelry business, and become economically independent. Open to jewelry creation and design professionals and students.

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