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.
Visa is continuing to take action and remove the barriers to financing faced by many small business owners by offering $10,000 and a one-year IFW Annual Coaching Membership to 20 businesses in North Dakota. Applications are open now through August 20, 2021
Visa is back with more funding opportunities for women-owned businesses in Canada, in partnership with IFundWomen. As part of Visa’s continued commitment to support small businesses, women entrepreneurs in Canada are encouraged to apply for another chance to win $10,000 CAD plus a one-year IFundWomen Annual Coaching membership. Applications are being accepted through August 3, 2021. No purchase necessary. See official rules for more details.
IFundWomen Entrepreneur of the Year (IFWEOY21) is our biggest funding program yet that rewards and celebrates extraordinary women entrepreneurs who have proven product-market fit, driven growth, and demonstrated a meaningful impact through their businesses. Through the program, IFundWomen will be awarding one (1) grand prize winner with a $100,000 equity investment. In addition, hundreds of thousands of dollars in monetary grants and coaching scholarships will be deployed to category honorees and runners-up.
Jane Walker has teamed up with IFundWomen, together with a network of powerful icons, to support 15 groundbreaking women-owned businesses across Entertainment & Film, Music, Sports, Journalism and Hospitality on their journey towards a monumental first. Each recipient will receive a $10K grant plus a one-year IFundWomen Annual Coaching Membership. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis through June 2021.
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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Neutrogena® has teamed up with IFundWomen to give women-owned businesses in the health and wellness space a fresh start in 2021. Through this program, 10 qualified women entrepreneurs across the U.S. will each receive a $10,000 grant to support their fresh start after a challenging year in business.
This application is now closed.
Visa and IFundWomen are continuing their commitment to support women-owned small businesses around the world by providing access to the capital and coaching they need to accelerate and grow. Through this program, qualified women-owned businesses in Canada will be considered for the opportunity to win a $10,000 CAD grant & one-year IFundWomen Annual Coaching Membership!
This application is now closed.
Visa is continuing to take action and remove the disproportionate barriers faced by Black women founders by offering $10,000 and a one-year IFundWomen Annual Coaching Membership to 60 Black women-owned businesses across six (6) key cities in the U.S.
This application is now closed, but stay tuned to meet the recipients of this grant program - coming soon!
Gusto and IFundWomen have teamed up to support four (4) early-stage women-owned small businesses, each with a $2,500 grant to help them jumpstart a year of growth in 2021. In addition, all qualified applicants will receive three (3) months of free Gusto payroll services. Terms apply. Applications are being accepted through December 30, 2020. This application window is now closed.
In partnership with IFundWomen of Color, American Express has launched the 100 for 100 program, providing $25,000 grants & 100 days of resources to 100 Black women-owned businesses.
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In honor of National Women's Small Business Month, IFundWomen will be awarding six (6) $2,500 grants to idea stage entrepreneurs in our member network. That’s right, this grant program is for pre-revenue startups. Recognizing that most grants have revenue and/or years in business requirements, we designed this grant program to give idea stage entrepreneurs a launch pad to grow their brilliant ideas into revenue-generating, successful businesses.
Visa and IFundWomen have awarded over a quarter million dollars in grants to women-owned businesses in 2020. Now, we are proud to continue our mission on a global scale and fund women entrepreneurs in India through this grant program.
This application is now closed.
Caress can help grow your dream! Whether you have a small business or are jumpstarting your side hustle, Caress wants to provide you with the education, tools, and resources to take your dreams to the next level. Through the Caress Dreams to Reality Fund, 150 diverse founders will receive $1000 grants and $1500 coaching scholarships to execute successful crowdfunding campaigns.
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 Effectv 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.
IFundWomen, in partnership with P&G Ventures, is in search of ten (10) breakthrough, fast-moving consumable products/technologies that create meaningful differences in consumers’ lives. The ten selected founders will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual pitch day, and one grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 grant plus a chance to partner with P&G Ventures!
Visa has extended its partnership with IFundWomen to support Black women-owned small businesses in the United States through a new grant program and educational resources. These grants provide an opportunity for recipients to grow their businesses and continue to offer much needed services to their local (and global) communities.
This application window is now closed.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
The Financial Gym is focused on providing grants to Black women-owned businesses, and will be awarding five (5) companies a $2K grant + six months of financial training to qualified applicants in order to fuel their businesses.
As a part of IFundWomen's ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts, Gingerbread Capital has awarded $10K grants to 25 companies operating in the hardest-hit states to fuel their businesses through this global pandemic. Now, you can meet the recipients and fund their businesses!
As part of IFundWomen's Brokered Grants program, two generous humans, who wish to remain anonymous, want to put grant money into the hands of Black women-owned businesses. They will be giving out five (5) $10K grants + 1 hour of free legal counseling to the recipients.
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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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.
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.
HerSuiteSpot is a business coaching agency that provides online and in-person support to women of color early stage entrepreneurs navigating between employee and employer, looking to fill their wage gap, accelerate their business and gain access to capital. HerSuiteSpot has launched the HerRise microgrant for entrepreneurs who own businesses that meet the following criteria:
As a part of our recently announced $10 million commitment to promote positive change and social equity in the communities we serve, we have established the Citizens Minority-Owned Small Business Grant. A total of 100 small businesses across the various markets serviced by Citizens Bank and at least 51% minority owned, operated, and controlled by an individual who is Asian American, Black American, Hispanic American, or Native American will each receive a grant of $15,000.
The NAACP is delighted to administer a meaningful program in partnership with BeyGOOD’s Black-Owned Small Business Impact Fund to assist our small business communities that have been directly impacted by the recent events across the country. The grants in the amount of $10,000 will be offered to Black-owned small businesses in select cities to help sustain businesses during this time. The NAACP is proud to partner with BeyGOOD to help strengthen small businesses and to ensure economic empowerment for Black businesses.
PayPal has created a $10 million fund to provide grants up to $10,000 to more than 1,000 Black-owned small businesses across the United States. This grant can be used to assist in the recovery or stabilization of a small business that has been negatively impacted by COVID-19, the current recession or recent unrest. Application deadline: August 31, 2020.
SoGal Foundation and Winky Lux have teamed up to make a small step towards progress by providing at least (2) $10K 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. Grantees will be chosen at random. Applications are rolling. SoGal Foundation & Winky Lux will be making at least (2) $10K cash grants in June 2020.
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.
NJEDA will award a total of $45 million in federal CARES Act funding to small businesses. To support the Governor’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, $15 million will be reserved for businesses in Opportunity Zone-eligible census tracts, $15 million of Phase 2 funding will be set aside to support qualified businesses located in one of the 715 census tracts that were eligible to be selected as a New Jersey Opportunity Zone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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