Since 1982, the American Business Women’s Association has sponsored American Business Women’s Day. Not only is the day meant to celebrate the innovative women already blazing their own path, but it is also intended to help other women find the resources they need to be successful entrepreneurs.
According to NerdWallet, the U.S. currently has 12.3 million women-owned businesses. This is a tremendous change from 100 years ago when many women were not even allowed to own their own businesses. However, even now, many women still face more challenges than their counterparts when they are making their way into the business world.
Statistics About Women-Owned Businesses in the U.S.
- Women own 51% of all privately held firms in the United States.
- Since 2020, there is an increase in funding for BIPOC women.
- Women-owned businesses receive only about 7% of all venture capital funding.
- There are 114% more women entrepreneurs than there were 100 years ago.
- U.S. women-owned businesses generate $1.8 trillion a year.
In recognition of American Business Women’s Day on September 22, we’re sharing five grants to help women advance their business
5 Grants for Women in Business
- Grants are available to women entrepreneurs for business and organizational development.
- Grants of $10,000 and in-kind support are provided to USA women-owned businesses to support business development relating to gender equality.
- Funding of up to $20,000 is open to women to pursue advanced degrees and courses of study in STEM.
- Grants and in-kind services are available to Black female business owners to foster growth in their businesses.
- Grants of $5,000 are also available to women for career development in the area of financial advising.
Looking for similar grants? GrantWatch features an entire category designated for grants for Women. These grants can help women entrepreneurs get their businesses up and running or make improvements to their already existing businesses.
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