Grants for Women-owned Food Business
We have provided seven currently open grants for women-owned businesses in the US and globally, such as Amber Grants, Tory Burch Foundation Fellows, Idea Cafe, and Atomic Grants.
While we have populated the attached spreadsheet with these findings, below are some helpful findings, i.e., the closed grants that meet the requested criteria, that is, are focused on at least one of the criteria, i.e. women-owned, small business, and/or food sector.
Complete findings are available here in the project spreadsheet.
- During the research, we discovered that most grant opportunities are currently not accepting applications. Although many grants exist aimed at women-led enterprises within the United States and globally, the application windows for most have already closed. In addition, very few grants focus specifically on women-owned food businesses.
- Women founders network, Women founders, and the Halsteda grant are some of the grant opportunities for women-owned small businesses in the food sector whose application is closed.
- Therefore, we have provided a list of the closed grants as helpful findings. Further insights into our logic can be found in the research strategy section.
The research team has utilized the most advanced research methodologies, such as generative AI-powered search, industry and research databases, and advanced web search techniques to facilitate our research. We leveraged the most reputable information sources available in the public domain.
We used specialized grant databases like Grants.gov, Grants For Women, Grant Watch, and Ontario Business Grants, among others, to find comprehensive lists of grants tailored to specific sectors, including food and women-owned businesses. These databases are updated regularly and can filter grants based on various criteria. The databases had limited grant listings that met all the specific criteria for women-owned small businesses in the food sector. Additionally, some grants were closed for applications at the time of research.
We also used business news and media sources such as Forbes but most of the grants provided were either closed or did not meet the desired criteria.
Finally, we leveraged government sources such as The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the US Chamber of Commerce for a list of available grants for women. However, these grants were closed or did not meet the requirements, i.e., women-owned, small business, and/or food sector.
We recommend continuing research to identify alternative funding opportunities for women-owned small businesses in the food sector now that the open grant opportunities are limited. Additional research will identify venture capital firms and angel investors providing funding for women-owned small businesses in the food sector. The additional research will prioritize funding for women-owned businesses in the food sector and then expand the scope to include other sectors if information is limited.