WomensNet Offers Monthly $10,000 Amber Grant

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In 1998, WomensNet established the “Amber Grant” to commemorate the life of Amber Wigdahl, a remarkable young woman who tragically passed away at the age of 19 without achieving her entrepreneurial aspirations.

Today, WomensNet carries on that tradition and works to recognize the diversity of women-owned businesses. Every month, any woman entrepreneur can apply to be considered for the $10,000 Amber grant. To apply, you need to fill out the application and pay the $15 application fee. You may do so here. The application deadline for this month is April 30, 2024.

Additionally, each month has a specific business category to aid under-represented businesses. April’s category is sustainability. Applicants who fall under the category automatically become eligible (once per year) for the monthly $10,000 Business Category Grant (once per year). The remaining categories for this year are as follows:

  • May- Mental and Emotional Support
  • June- Business Support Services
  • July- Animal Services
  • August- Hair Care and Skin Care
  • September- Education and Child Care
  • October- Creative Arts
  • November- STEM
  • December- Fashion and Interior Design

One application must be filled out to be considered for the monthly Amber Grant or the Business Category Grant. 

At the end of the year, a winner from the Amber Grant and the Business Category Grant is chosen for a $25,000 year-end grant. For more information and to apply, check out https://ambergrantsforwomen.com/all-grants/.

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