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Visa She's Next Grant Program for Canadian Entrepreneurs


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. This application window is now closed.

Visa is back with more funding & resources for women entrepreneurs in Canada

Through this program, ten (10) qualified women entrepreneurs each will be selected to receive a $10,000 CAD grant, plus a one-year IFundWomen Annual Coaching Membership to support the growth of their small business.

Program Criteria

• The entrant is a legal resident of Canada
• The entrant is at least the age of majority of their province or territory of residence at the time of entry
• The entrant must own at least 51% of their business and operate their business in Canada
• The entrant’s business must have been operating for 2+ years
• The entrant must have a business that has a product or service in market and is generating revenue
• The entrant must have a legitimate and compelling digital presence

Check out the Official Rules for the Visa She’s Next Grant Program for Canadian Entrepreneurs.  For French, click here.

Quick grant tips from IFundWomen coaches
  1. The way you tell your story matters!  Your pitch should articulate the problem you’re solving, the solution your business provides, and why you are uniquely qualified to create your solution.  Ensure your pitch is clear, concise, and powerful.
  2. Whenever possible throughout your application, make sure to include how your business will use the money.
  3. Utilize the Grant Planner in our IFundWomen Method Playbook! This is a free resource to support you through your grant writing process. 
  4. Read through all of the terms and conditions before applying to a grant. It’s super important to make sure you understand what you are applying for, and to ensure you fit the qualifications for each grant. 
  5. Get support - We offer private coaching sessions on how to fill out grant applications! Go ahead and sign up for our Monthly plan here. Then, be sure to book your private “Grant Writing Basics” session with an expert IFundWomen coach. 


Meet the previous recipients

In April 2021, Visa Canada in partnership with IFundWomen teamed up to provide 10 qualified women entrepreneurs with the resources needed to support their growth after being hit hard by the pandemic. Get to know the recipients of our first program who each demonstrated meaningful impact and potential for growth through their product/service, and won a $10K grant plus IFundWomen Coaching membership to drive their businesses forward.

Watch the recipient surprise announcement

Amy Hall
Founder of Goldilocks Goods

Goldilocks Wraps makes an eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap that is all-natural, reusable, compostable and beautifully designed. You can use them to store fruits and vegetables, preserve cheeses, cover leftovers or take snacks on the go. 

Kate Pepler
Founder of The Tare Shop

The Tare Shop is a package-free coffee shop and bulk store. It is the first package-free store in Halifax, and is providing alternatives to over-packaged food, household, and personal items.

Natasha Sheppard & Rowan McAnoy
Founder of CurlShoppe

CurlShoppe is a women-owned small business based out of Toronto, Canada, with a mission to cater to all things CURLY by providing quality, affordable curly hair products and educating others on how to take care of their curly hair.

Richmond, BC

Amoda Drinkable Wellness

Delicious matcha adaptogen blends, superfood lattes, and herbal teas to elevate your daily routines and your body, mind and mood.

63% Funded
0Days Left
Toronto, ON

EarthPup Co.

Tackling the food waste problem by turning nutrient-dense food destined for landfills into healthy dog treats.
Planet. Pups. People.

100% Funded
107Days Left
Social Good
Oakville, ON


Organic, freshly brewed, all natural, hibiscus tea, and other authentic Middle Eastern drinks. Supporting small farmers in Egypt.

100% Funded
380Days Left
Saskatoon, SK

The Local Kitchen

SPONSOR A CAMPER: Help cover the registration fee for up to 10 kids from low-income families to attend a TLK summer cooking camp

69% Funded
0Days Left
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Check out the Official Rules for the Visa • IFundWomen Canada Grant Program. For French, click here.

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