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50+ Resources for Funding Women Entrepreneurs

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One of the primary pain points for female founders is getting capital for their business venture. Studies have shown that funding women entrepreneurs is not happening at the rate that it is for men. Yet women-owned businesses tend to succeed at higher rates than those by their male counterparts. According to a January 2019 article from Fortune Magazine, only 2.2% of venture capital funding went to women in 2018.

In addition, a 2019 Fundera report states that women-founded companies in First Round Capital’s portfolio outperformed companies founded by men by 63%. For women of color, raising funds is exceptionally challenging. Fortunately for women wanting to start their own business, there are many organizations offering different types of funding, including grants, scholarships and crowdfunding. Here are 50+ resources for funding women entrepreneurs.

Grant & Fellowship Funding Women Entrepreneurs

  1. AARP Women’s Scholarship
  2. Amber
  3. Anita Borge Memorial
  4. Arizona Business and Professional Women’s
  5. The Asia
  6. The Awesome
  7. Business Owners’ Idea
  8. Canadian Women’s
  9. The Trotter
  10. Chicago Foundation for
  11. College Art
  12. The Columbus
  13. Educational Foundation for Women in
  14. Eileen Fisher Co. –
  15. Exxon
  16. Fedex Small Business Grant
  17. The Fund for Women
  18. Fundsnet
  19. Generation Advantage Fund –
  20. Global Fund for
  21. Handweavers Guild of America,
  22. Iowa Women’s
  23. The Kentucky Foundation for
  24. National Sculpture Society,
  25. Procter & Gamble
  26. Government Challenges, Your
  27. Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer
  28. Spanx by Sarah Blakely
  29. Tory Burch Foundation Fellowship
  30. Women’s Fund of Central
  31. Womens Fund of Central
  32. The Women’s Fund of Greater
  33. Women’s Foundation of Genesee
  34. Women’s Foundation of Southern

By Mignon Gould

Mignon has been an online publisher and content strategist for more than a decade. Her work has been featured in myriad publications including and Mignon enjoys working with fellow entrepreneurs and supporting them to launch and grow their businesses. Her faves include French macarons, embellished flats and film fashion.

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