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Finding Funding Money

Feeling Lucky? Apply to Our 7 Money Resources

If you're on the hunt for some extra money, try these grants, accelerators and other opportunities for female entrepreneurs.

It’s almost Saint Patrick’s Day! Use this as a chance to take the leap and apply to your dream opportunity. Why not start here? We have funding, business development and other money resources to help you scale and find extra support. Go for it!

Explore our money resources for March:

Techstars Chicago Accelerator

  • For: Startups and businesses in Chicago
  • What: $120,000 in investments, mentorship, networking, legal services, Demo Day opportunities
  • Deadline: March 23

Fearless Strivers Grant Contest – Second Period

  • For: Black women-owned small businesses
  • What: $10,000 in grants, mentoring and additional resources for 11 winners
  • Deadline: March 31 for the second entry period
    • Note: The contest has 11 entry periods between Feb. 10 and Dec. 31. One winner will be selected from each period. See the Official Rules for more dates and period deadlines.

Monthly Amber Grant – March

  • For: Women-owned businesses
  • What: A $10,000 grant
  • Deadline: March 31
    • Note: This program has a $15 application fee.

Techstars Anywhere Americas Accelerator

KKR Small Business Builders Grant Program

  • For: Women-owned businesses that meet these criteria
    • Have a minimum of five employees and a maximum of fifty employees
    • Operatie in Australia, China, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Singapore, Spain, United Arab Emirates and/or the United States
  • What: $10,000 in grants
  • Deadline: April 22 at 6 p.m. ET

IFundWomen Entrepreneur of the Year 2022

  • For: Women entrepreneurs who have “proven product-market fit, driven growth, and demonstrated a meaningful impact through their businesses.”
  • What: $100,000 in equity investments
  • Deadline: June 8

GoFundMe’s Small Business Relief Initiative

  • For: Small businesses who raise at least $500 in a GoFundMe fundraiser and meet the following criteria
    • Were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and government closures
    • Independently owned and operated
    • Not be nationally dominant in its field of operation
    • Intend to use funds to either help care for its employees/workers or pay ongoing business expenses
  • What: A $500 matching grant for the fundraiser
  • Deadline: Unspecified

Learn more about investing with Dr. Ipshita Mandal-Johnson, CEO of the Global Bio Fund.

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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