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Grants for March-May

  • The Kitty Fund will award a total of $25,000 to 25 small business owners who identify as mothers in 2024. Eligible businesses must be based in the U.S., have annual revenues under $5M, and employ between 2 to 50 people. While applications don’t open until March 2024, those interested can pre-register today.
  • L’Oréal USA’s 2024 Inclusive Beauty Fund aims to support small beauty businesses and entrepreneurs in the U.S. impacted by the economic repercussions of COVID-19. The program offers 40 one-time grants, each amounting to $10,000, along with professional mentorship and business development support. Applications are due on March 29.

  • The Papaya Grant offers $10,000 to support the long-term success of a female-owned small business. U.S.-based female entrepreneurs focusing on their entrepreneurial challenges, brand missions, and grant utilization intentions can apply by March 31.
  • Kubota Tractor Corporation will begin its fourth annual Kubota Hometown Proud grant program in early 2024. Hometown Proud aims to support cities, counties, and nonprofit organizations nationwide, with last year’s program awarding $600,000 in community grants across five local projects. You can sign up to be notified when applications open in the beginning of 2024.
  • ​ is an online directory that provides a comprehensive database of grants for women globally, along with valuable advice on securing grants and information on relevant events and workshops for female business owners
  • The Cartier Women's Initiative offers three award categories: regional; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and science and technology pioneer. Winners receive financial support, coaching, and peer learning opportunities, with the diversity, equity, and inclusion category open to all genders. Applications aren’t open yet, but aspiring entrepreneurs can prepare for the 2024 awards.
  • The FedEx Small Business Grant is set to award over $230,000 in grants and services to 10 U.S.-based small businesses. One grand prize winner will receive $50,000 and nine additional recipients will be granted $20,000 — along with various perks, including print credit, consultation services, and more. Applications open March 1 and close April 1
  • The Backing Small Businesses grant program is now open!
    In partnership with American Express, the Backing Small Businesses grant program supports economically vulnerable and under-resourced small businesses with community reach.
    This year, eligible small business owners can apply for $10,000 grants for projects that grow or improve their businesses by building community, supporting their economic viability, or bolstering meaningful change.
    Applications will be accepted from 9 a.m. CT on March 14, 2024, through April 7, 2024, at 11:59 pm CT. The application period will end once 5,000 applications have been submitted, even if that occurs before the deadline—so make sure to apply early!
    Learn more here:
  • The Walmart Spark Good Local Grants offers grants ranging from $250 to $5K to address the unique needs of local communities. Grant applications are accepted quarterly, with Q1 submissions accepted through April 15.
  • The American Dream Awards recognize small businesses across the U.S. that embody the spirit of innovation, make significant contributions to their communities, and adhere to sustainable business practices. The awards offer grants from $1,000 and additional benefits like an accelerator program and media exposure. Applications are due by April 30
  • Giving Joy grants, ranging from $250 to $500, are available to businesses in any sector and can be used to start or expand businesses, nonprofits, non-governmental organizations, or community projects that focus on benefiting women, girls, and families. Applications are due April 30
  • The 2024 Black Ambition Prize competition aims to level the playing field for Black and Hispanic innovators by providing access to capital, coaching, and a supportive community. Awards range from $15K to $1M, with up to 250 semi-finalists and one grand prize winner receiving $1M. Eligible organizations can apply through May 6.
  • Waste Reduction Grant Guidelines & Forms | KDHE, KS Open through May 15
  • How many ways could a $25,000 grant help your business? Apply for a Small Business Grant from Amazon Business. One grand prize recipient will receive a $25,000 cash grant and additional prizes.
    Tell us your story in the application:
    What is your business' mission or vision?
    How does your business innovate or add value for your customers?
    How would receiving the grant help expand your business?
    How does your business give back to the community?
    How did you persevere with a large problem your company faced?

    If you are an Amazon Business customer based in the U.S. with annual revenue not exceeding $1 million, apply now. Applications Due May 24

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