Essential resources for businesses

Access to capital is another essential resource for businesses, as it provides the financial means for companies to expand their operations, invest in new technology, or fund research and development efforts. Capital can come from various sources such as loans, grants, or private investment funds.

The availability of funds enables entrepreneurs to take calculated risks and seize market opportunities, allowing them to grow their ventures at a faster pace. Furthermore, sufficient access to capital allows businesses to weather economic downturns or unforeseen challenges, ensuring the company's stability during difficult times.


We are a community of entrepreneurial women who create unique content and reports to help other women business owners.

April 1, 2024

We’ve carried on that tradition by giving away three $10,000 Amber Grants every month to three woman entrepreneurs… And by giving away three additional annual $25,000 Amber Grants to a trio of the preceding 36 monthly Amber Grant winners.

This means women business owners like you can get up to $35,000 in Amber Grant money from WomensNet in 2024.

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Spark Good Local Grants

Spark Good Local Grants Guidelines

March 1, 2024

Each year, Walmart U.S. stores, Sam’s Clubs and Distribution Centers award local cash grants ranging from $250 to $5000. These local grants are designed to address the unique needs of the communities where they operate. 

Grant applications are accepted and reviewed during three submission periods this year. Due to delay in the grant application opening, we have extended the first deadline. Deadlines for submissions include:

March 1, - July 15
August 1, - October 15
November 1, - December 31

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Funding for Restaurants

Restaurants Care is a nonprofit fund providing stabilty and hope to California’s food and beverage community.

April 5, 2024

Independent Restaurants. We award grants that build resilience among California’s independent restaurants. Grant applications are accepted twice a year and grants range from $3,000 – $10,000 depending on available funds.

How to Apply 

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What you need to know about small business grants

April 5, 2024

SBA does not provide grants for starting and expanding a business.  SBA provides grants to nonprofits, Resource Partners, and educational organizations. These grants aim to support entrepreneurship through counseling and training programs.

    SBA only communicates from email addresses ending in If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from SBA, check their address. If they are not using an official SBA email address, you should suspect and report fraud.

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Restaurant care food and beverage

Caring for CA's Food + Beverage Workers

April 1, 2024

Up to $2,500 for F+B workers during times of crisis. If you're a food + beverage worker in California and going through an unexpected illness, injury, death in the immediate family, natural disaster, or housing disaster, please apply here
. All grant applications must be submitted online. The application is in English and Spanish.

Restaurants Care does NOT guarantee assistance upon completion of a request, provide assistance due to unemployment, or due to loss of hours or income not directly caused by a qualifying crisis. We are unable to pay for lost hours or unemployment due to Covid.

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America's Seed Fund

Federal innovation, scientific achievement, and diverse entrepreneurship through small business innovation and research.

Change the World.

Through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, America’s Seed Fund awards non-dilutive funding to develop your technology and chart a path toward commercialization. The federal government invests in your solution and gives you the freedom to run your business according to your vision.

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BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program

We’re offering $10,000 grants to women-owned businesses looking to grow their business

April 30 - May 14

Applications for the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program will open April 30th, 2024 at 8AM E.S.T and will close May 14th, 2024 at 8PM E.S.T. during National Small Business Month. 

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Growth Grant

The Nation’s Leading Resource for Entrepreneurs

April 1, 2024

If you're a member, login as a NASE member then come back to this page for additional instructions below to apply for an NASE Growth Grant Today!

Since 2006, the NASE has awarded nearly $1,000,000 to members just like you through the Growth Grants program by providing small business grants.

Grants can be used for marketing, advertising, hiring employees, expanding facilities and other specific business needs. 

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Awesome Foundation

It couldn't be simpler! Your idea is yours alone. We don't want a stake in it. We just want to help you make it happen!

April 1, 2024

The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing worldwide community devoted to forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe. Created in the long hot summer days of 2009 in Boston, the Foundation distributes $1,000 grants, no strings attached, to projects and their creators. At each fully autonomous chapter, the money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees” and given up front in cash, check, or gold doubloons.

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Empower Your Business with the HerRise Microgrant

Empower Your Business with the HerRise Microgrant

The HerRise MicroGrants, offering $1,000 each, are open to women of color entrepreneurs across diverse fields.

Women of Color are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs. Yet, we face the greatest obstacles when scaling our businesses. The Yva Jourdan Foundation, the nonprofit arm of HerSuiteSpot, raises money to help Women of Color entrepreneurs gain access to the coaching, community and capital they need to take their businesses to the next level.

Small business grants are useful for financing a particular small business need. Past recipients used their growth grants for computers, equipment, marketing materials, software purchase, website creation and more.

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Veteran-owned businesses

Veteran-owned businesses

April 5, 2023

Devoted exclusively to promoting veteran entrepreneurship, the OVBD facilitates the use of all U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) programs by veterans, service-disabled veterans, reservists, active-duty service members, transitioning service members, and their dependents or survivors.
SBA programs provide access to capital and preparation for small business opportunities. They can also connect veteran small business owners with federal procurement and commercial supply chains.

Find your nearest center:

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grants 101

A Short Summary of Federal Grants

What is a grant?

A grant is a way the government funds your ideas and projects to provide public services and stimulate the economy. Grants support critical recovery initiatives, innovative research, and many other programs listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).

Getting Started Checklist
The grant process encompasses a lot of steps that are completed by different groups. Below is a checklist of the main steps in this process with links to more detailed information on each one.

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