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7 Grants and Money Resources Built for Female Entrepreneurs

Check out these funding and mentorship sources posted throughout September.

It’s time for our monthly money roundup! We have grants, accelerators, fellowships and other programs to help female entrepreneurs and small business owners raise money. Some of these deadlines are coming up fast – don’t miss your chance!

Money and other resources for female entrepreneurs

  • Marion County COVID-19 Business Support Grant
    • For: Businesses that primarily operate in Marion County, Oregon;
    • What: Up to $3,700
    • Deadline: Rolling (first-come, first-serve)
  • Comcast RISE
    • For: Business owners who identify as Black, Indigenous, a person of color or a woman
      • Note: the program was recently expanded – all female business owners are eligible to apply. The deadline is now June 17.
    • What: Marketing, creative, media and technology services
    • Deadline: June 17
  • Multicultural Innovation Lab Winter 2022 Cohort
    • For: Tech and tech-enabled companies led by women and multicultural entrepreneurs
    • What: Lessons on sales and marketing, mentorship, networking, Demo Day
    • Deadline: September 16
  • Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Fund
    • For: Small businesses and nonprofits in San Diego, California
    • What: COVID assistance grants
    • Deadline: September 24
  • Cambridge Small Business Challenge
    • For: Businesses focused on business and commercial development in Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • What: Grants between $3,000 and $7,000
    • Deadline: September 27
  • The Small Business + Entrepreneurial Recovery Grant Program
    • For: Businesses in Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • What: $10,000 in grants
    • Deadline: October 1
  • Women’s Economic Empowerment Accelerator
    • For: Social enterprises that support women in one of four categories: social enterprise leaders, employees, value chain contributors and customers
    • What: Mentorship, business strategy
    • Deadline October 22
      • Note – there will be three info/Q&A sessions on the program:
        • 9/21 @ 9am – 10am PT
        • 10/14 @ 7am – 8am PT
        • 10/20 @ 5pm – 6pm PT

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About the author

Laura Grant

As Managing Editor of Lioness, Laura Grant works with the editorial team and a slew of freelancers and regular contributors to produce a publication that offers equal parts inspiration and information. Laura is a graduate of Western New England University with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a master's degree in Communications. She spent her undergraduate term developing her writing and communication skills through internships, tutoring and student media involvement. Her goal is to publish a novel one day. Before joining Lioness full-time, Laura was a freelancer herself and wrote many stories for the magazine.

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