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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" grant to those from generous partners like adidas, Unilever, Visa, Barbara Corcoran & Systane, GingerBread Capital, and more. 

IFundWomen Universal Grant Application

When IFundWomen brokers a grant with a partner, we match the partner’s grant criteria to those businesses who have applied through our Universal Grant Application. If you’re a match, we may request that you apply for that partner’s specific grant program, and you will be notified.

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GingerBread Capital • IFundWomen COVID-19 Relief Grant

As a part of IFundWomen's ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts, Gingerbread Capital is awarding $10K grants to 25 companies operating in the hardest hit states to fuel their businesses through this global pandemic.

Application deadline: May 20, 2020. 

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IFundWomen COVID-19 Relief Fund

The IFW COVID-19 Relief Fund provides microgrants to women-owned businesses that are being impacted by this crisis. You can donate to the Relief Fund now or start a campaign on IFW to be considered to receive a grant!

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IFundWomen Alumni Grants

Entrepreneurs who start their funding journey by crowdfunding on IFW to prove demand for their products or services are exponentially more likely to raise follow on capital and run successful businesses. Fun fact: our alumni are highly coveted by institutions who want to fund them with grants.  If you are an IFundWomen crowdfunding alum, you should register for grants. 

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IFundWomen Monthly Pay-It-Forward

This is a monthly grant where IFundWomen reinvests 20% of our standard crowdfunding fee revenue into live campaigns on the site. To be considered for an IFundWomen Pay-It-Forward Grant, you need to crowdfund on our platform and crush your campaign. 

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Robert Schreter 75th Birthday COVID Relief Fund

In honor of Alli McCartney's incredible feminist dad who believes in women entrepreneurship, five founders who are currently crowdfunding on IFW have been awarded COVID Relief Grants. 

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adidas • IFW: Reimagine Sport

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, IFundWomen teamed up with adidas to jump start the next wave of women founders in the sports industry.  Through this program, 15 women entrepreneurs have received grants & expert coaching to support the growth of their businesses. Now you can help define a new more inclusive future for the sports industry and fund their campaigns.

This application is now closed.

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Visa • IFundWomen

Visa has partnered with IFundWomen to support women entrepreneurs as they fund, run and grow their businesses. If you are an early-stage founder in the United States in need of capital to take your business to the next level, you can access the Visa • IFW Entrepreneur Toolkit and take advantage of resources that will help you get there!

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Real Relief for Visionary Women

In support of incredible female entrepreneurs everywhere, SYSTANE® and business legend Barbara Corcoran launched Real Relief for Visionary Women: a program to find, fund, and encourage burgeoning businesswomen. Ten visionary women each won $5,000 in grant money and one grand prize winner received business coaching from Barbara herself! 

This application is now closed.

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Non-IFundWomen Grants

Here's a list of other grants we've found around the interweb! Note, these aren't run by IFundWomen so the IFundWomen Universal Grant Application does not apply.

 

 

The Entrepreneurial Dream Project

The Entrepreneurial Dream Project is a $100,000 non-dilutive grant fund and mentorship program benefiting new businesses that are building during COVID-19. Recipients will receive non-dilutive capital and coaching from the Supermaker Mentor Network, a dream team of 40+ business leaders from Mark Cuban to Rebecca Minkoff, with representation from companies including Unilever, Adidas, Harry's, and many more.

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Wealth Edit Pivot Fund

The Pivot Fund is for visionaries. Whether you’re currently in business or preparing to launch, it’s likely you’ve put your plans on hold because of COVID-19 and the pending recession. Here’s where we come in. We are granting $25,000 to help you continue forward with your growth goals. Now is not the time to stop, but rather to pivot and grow to a bigger, better future for yourself and your business.

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Facebook Small Business Grants Program

A little financial support can go a long way. Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in more than 30 countries where we operate. 

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New Media Ventures 2020 Open Call

New Media Venture has expanded their open call for startup funding applications. New Media Ventures historically invests in the funding range of $50K - $250K. We’re looking for scalable solutions from diverse, mission-driven teams that are working to advance progressive change in the context of COVID-19. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and priority will be given to applications submitted by May 4th.

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Girlboss Foundation Grant

The Girlboss Foundation is a semi-annual grant awarded to female entrepreneurs pursuing creative endeavors. Each grant beneficiary will receive $15,000 in project funding, plus exposure through the Girlboss platform and community.

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Artist Relief Fund

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.

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Differential Ventures COVID-19 Relief Grant

Differential Ventures is announcing a grant program to support early-stage start-ups in the fields of data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning who are able to use their technology to aid in the global search for a resolution to COVID-19. Early-stage start-ups are defined as companies who have already received institutional or angel funding, raised a minimum of $500,000, have at least an MVP and existing customers for their core product. Submissions are due April 30, 2020, and grants will be awarded on a rolling basis.

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Emergent Ventures Fast Grants

Science funding mechanisms are too slow in normal times and may be much too slow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fast Grants are an effort to correct this. If you are a scientist at an academic institution currently working on a COVID-19 related project and in need of funding, we invite you to apply for a Fast Grant. Fast Grants are $10k to $500k and decisions are made in under 48 hours. If we approve the grant, you'll receive payment as quickly as your university can receive it.

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Amazon Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund

Amazon created a $5 million Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund to provide cash grants to local small businesses that need assistance during this difficult time. The fund is intended for small businesses in the Seattle area with fewer than 50 employees or less than $7 million in annual revenue.

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Hello Alice Business for All Emergency Grant

Hello Alice is offering $10,000 grants being distributed immediately to small business owners impacted by coronavirus, as part of our broader mission to ensure Business for All. In addition to funding, grant recipients will receive ongoing support from the Hello Alice community.

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The Doonie Fund

Created by Kathryn Finney, Founder & CEO of Digital Undivided, this small fund will give $100 support to 100 Black women who are building businesses to use in whatever way they need to use it.

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The Red Backpack Fund

The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation donated $5 million to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19 and teamed up with GlobalGiving to establish the Red Backpack Fund. GlobalGiving will be overseeing the fund, making 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. 

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