Small Business Grants

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Many small businesses struggle finding capital to help their business grow. Below is a curated list of grant programs and opportunities offered by various organizations who support small businesses. If you have any resources that should be added to this list, please reach out to

Funding Opportunities

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Amber Grant WomensNet proudly givies away at least $30,000 every month in Amber Grant money. In recognition of the diversity of businesses owned by women, we’ve also expanded our grant-giving to include “Marketing Grants,” “Business Category Grants,” as well as two “$25,000 Year End Grants.”
America's Top Small Business Beginning this year, our newly reimagined America's Top Small Business Awards (formerly Dream Big Awards) will honor the achievements of small businesses and highlight their contributions to America’s economic growth. The 2023 America’s Top Small Business Awards are presented in partnership with Iron Mountain and Dell Technologies.
Antares REACH Grant Program The Antares REACH Grant Program will provide $20,000 grants to small businesses, with an emphasis on businesses preparing for their next stage of growth; operated by historically underrepresented entrepreneurs; and providing important community services.
BGE Energizing Small Business In 2023, the BGE Energizing Small Business grant program, presented in partnership with Hello Alice and the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), is offering funding to help central Maryland businesses succeed and thrive.
The Coalition to Back Black Businesses The Coalition to Back Black Businesses is a multi-year initiative to support Black small business owners and the communities they serve as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and chart a path forward. Small businesses are critical parts of communities – the strength of these businesses is essential to the recovery of their communities.
Comcast RISE Comcast will be awarding grants of up to $10,000 each for U.S.-based small and diverse businesses that have been in operations for three to five years.
Famous Amos’ Ingredients for Success Entrepreneurs Initiative Famous Amos® and the National Black Chamber of Commerce return with Ingredients for Success Entrepreneurs Initiative, a national pitch competition awarding three $50,000 grants to Black small business owners. Along with capital, winners will receive resources and tools provided by the NBCC to drive sustainable growth and success.
Fast Break for Small Business LegalZoom, the NBA, WNBA, and NBA G League have teamed up to help small business owners. Our combined mission is to support small businesses in underserved and underrepresented communities, while shining a light on the inequities and challenges those businesses face. Applications for the $10,000 grants and up to $500 in LegalZoom services are open twice a year.
FedEx® Entrepreneur Fund FedEx, the Global Entrepreneurship Network, and Hello Alice are proud to announce the FedEx® Entrepreneur Fund to invite military-connected small business owners or entrepreneurs with disabilities to apply for a $10,000 grant to use to support growth and better serve customers.
FedEx Small Business Grant Contest The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest is a grant program by FedEx to award ten (10) U.S. based small businesses with grants up to $50,000 and up to $4,000 in FedEx Office print and business services. Refer to the contest’s Official Rules for contest details.
First Nations Development Institute Grants Founded in 1980, First Nations began its national grantmaking program in 1993. Through year-end 2021, we have successfully managed 2,611 grants totaling $51.6 million to Native American projects and organizations in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territory American Samoa. Our grantmaking program provides both financial and technical resources to tribes and Native nonprofit organizations to support asset-based development efforts. The program management office was established, in 2002, as a part of the President's Management Agenda. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services, is an E-Government initiative operating under the governance of the Office of Management and Budget.
GrantWatch Who are we? We are the #1 grant listing directory featuring more than 28,025 current grants, funding opportunities, awards, and archived grants (that will soon be available again) from foundations, corporations, federal, state, and local government funding sources in the USA, U.S. Territories, & Canada.
Hello Alice - Small Business Funding Center Loans, grants, credit, venture – we are here to help you navigate these complex capital decisions. Hello Alice makes it easier to decide the right path to fund your business.
Hello Alice - Invest in Progress Grant Sage and the BOSS Network have partnered to provide $10,000 grants and mentorship opportunities to Black women entrepreneurs in need of funding and support for their small businesses. Apply now for the Invest in Progress Grant before the deadline on February 24, 2023, at 6 p.m. ET.
IFundWomen 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.
IFundWomen • BOTOX® Cosmetic Grant Program For the first time, BOTOX® Cosmetic, in partnership with IFundWomen®, will help close the Confidence Gap by providing 20 groundbreaking women entrepreneurs each with $25k grants, coaching, and mentorship. Honorees will also become a part of the award-winning IFundWomen® Method Crowdfunding Accelerator, designed to fuel ambitions, increase confidence, and drive long-term impact for future women founders.
NASE Growth Grants Apply for a business development grant from the NASE worth up to $4,000! 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! You could receive up to $4,000 for your small business through the NASE Growth Grants program. 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.
Nav’s Small Business Grant Nav awards $10,000 to the winner of our small business grant contest every quarter, and $5,000 to the runner-up. All you have to do is make a social post about your business and how you plan to use the grant funds, and get people to vote for your business. Apply now, or mark your calendar for when the next round opens.
One Million Black Women: Black in Business Goldman Sachs has spent the last decade helping small businesses grow with 10,000 Small Businesses. Now, One Million Black Women is taking it further -- reaching Black women sole proprietors with the tools necessary to turn their business potential into business growth. Through the One Million Black Women: Black in Business, participants will learn how to better understand their finances, hire their first employee, price their products or services, and much more – at no cost to the business owner.
Power Forward Small Business Grant The Power Forward Small Business Grant program aims to create a lasting impact through the economic empowerment of Black-owned small businesses across New England. Through a combined commitment of $1 million, Vistaprint and the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation are teaming up with the NAACP to award transformative grants of $25,000 on a rolling basis. Through this initiative, grant recipients will have opportunities to be featured on national co-branded platforms along with receiving marketing and design resources customized to their specific needs to help their business grow and thrive.
SoGaL: Black Founder Startup Grant Apply for the rolling Black Founder Startup Grant. SoGal Foundation has teamed up with Winky Lux, bluemercury, twelveNYC, Twilio,’s Center for Racial Equity and other sponsors to make a small step towards progress by providing several $10K and $5K 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. They will also receive lifetime “ask-me-anything” access to the SoGal Foundation and SoGal Ventures teams.
Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs The SBIR and STTR programs fund a diverse portfolio of startups and small businesses across technology areas and markets to stimulate technological innovation, meet Federal research and development (R&D) needs, and increase commercialization to transition R&D into impact.
Ulta Beauty MUSE Accelerator Ulta Beauty is on a mission to magnify, uplift, support and empower underrepresented founders of color. The brand will offer tools, in-depth training and expertise to build your brand and leave your mark.The MUSE Accelerator offers eight BIPOC beauty brands within its early stages the opportunity to continue their growth towards retail readiness and success.
Women of Color Grant Program The Tory Burch Foundation selects 75 women of color-owned businesses to receive $10,000 and $20,000 grants and access to education and community in partnership with the Fearless Fund.