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Grants Available For Female Entrepreneurs

Any specific questions about grant eligibility should be directed to contacts on their websites

Grants for Small Businesses funded by Verizon

  • On Monday, February 8th, LISC will launch the grant application that small businesses can use to apply for a $10,000 grant. Grants will be eligible for small businesses across the U.S., particularly in historically underserved communities hit hard by the pandemic. Eligible expenses for the grant include: paying rent and utilities, meeting payroll, paying outstanding debt to vendors, upgrading technology infrastructure, and other immediate operational costs. To subscribe to learn when the grant goes live, click here.

Citi Trends Grant

  • Black entrepreneurs with a confirmed selling history of their products in at least one of the following categories: Apparel, Beauty, Skin Care, Hair Care, Footwear, Home Décor, Bedding, Bath, Technology or Accessories are eligible for this grant. Ten grants of $5000 each will be awarded. (double check and make sure your U.S. state is on their eligible list) Applications close on February 28, 2021. For more information, click here.

2021 New Voices + Barefoot #WeStanForHer Grants

  • Grants of $10,000 each to five entrepreneurs will be made to Black women-owned businesses. The grants program also includes complimentary business coaching and mentoring from New Voices Foundation for each grantee company. Applications close on February 28, 2021. For more information, click here.

Merchant Maverick Opportunity Grant

  • This grant is open to for-profit businesses that are majority-owned by a Black woman (cisgender or transgender) or a Black femme-identified individual. The program will award four grants of $10,000 each. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2021. Learn more here.

Emma Johnson Single Mother Grant

  • Every month, Johnson gives out $500 cash to one single mom, no strings attached. The 2021 Kickass Single Mom Stimulus Grant has one goal: Give a hand to single moms struggling with money, health, stress, child care, illness and loneliness. Qualifications are simple:

1. You’re a single mom.

2. You need the money right now. Click here to learn more.

Asian Women Giving Circle Grant

  • These grants will support Asian American women-led organizations and individual artists in NYC who are using arts and culture to: bring about progressive social transformation, raise awareness and catalyze action around critical issues that affect Asian American women, girls and families, and highlight and promote women’s central role as leaders, creators, developers and managers of these projects. RFP is open to both 501(c)(3) organizations and individual artists. 5-8 project grants will be awarded, contingent on available funding. The maximum grant amount is $15,000. Deadline to apply is March 12, 2021. Learn more here.

Looking for Support but Not Necessarily Funding?

  • Here is a list of “21 Accelerators, Incubators, Programs and More for Female Founders”. Lots of great resources on that page!

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