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.
As the founding partner of IFundWomen of Color, Caress invested $1M to fund, support, and elevate women of color founders. This year, Caress is continuing their commitment to diverse entrepreneurs. The Caress Dreams Fund will bring 60 founders through crowdfunding accelerator programs culminating in a $5,000 grant for each business, opportunities to pitch, plus the coaching and creative services they need to execute successful fundraising campaigns. Applications for Fall cohort are now open through July 8.
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Following the success of the inaugural 2021 programme in Ireland, Visa is continuing its commitment to support women entrepreneurs through the She’s Next Grant Programme in partnership with IFundWomen. For a second consecutive year, She’s Next is returning to Ireland, but on a larger scale, to continue to address the challenges and barriers faced by women entrepreneurs. Through this initiative, five women-owned businesses in Ireland will receive a €10,000 grant and one-year IFW Coaching membership to help drive the growth of their businesses and impact on their local communities. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through 11:59 pm IST on August 16, 2022.
IFundWomen Fund Forward Awards are our biggest annual funding program that rewards and celebrates extraordinary women entrepreneurs who have proven product-market fit, driven growth, and demonstrated a meaningful impact through their businesses.
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.
Our Universal Grant Application Database is where we look first for qualified grant applicants. Here’s how it works: when IFundWomen brokers a grant with a partner, we match the partner’s grant criteria to businesses in the database. If you’re a match to one of our programs, you will be notified and invited to apply.
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Visa is continuing to take action and help remove the disproportionate barriers faced by women business founders. The Visa She’s Next Grant Program, in partnership with IFundWomen, will provide 5 winning businesses in each of the following participating countries: Egypt, KSA, Morocco, and UAE, with grants of $10,000 USD along with a one-year IFundWomen Coaching membership. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through 11:59 pm PT on July 20, 2022.
In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Vista and IFundWomen are launching ReferHer, a program to connect women-owned small businesses around the world with resources, funding and coaching.
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IFundWomen Fund Forward Awards are 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.
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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.
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.
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, 18 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 Fund, 150 diverse founders will receive $1000 grants and $1500 coaching scholarships to execute successful crowdfunding campaigns.
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.
Johnnie Walker and IFundWomen have teamed up once again to support trailblazing women-owned businesses who are pushing boundaries to move culture forward and create more opportunities for women to achieve their goals.
Many grants have revenue requirements and amount of years in business to ensure you are a business with tractions and customers.
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