Access to Capital Directory for Women Entrepreneurs

A comprehensive database designed to help women entrepreneurs learn about sources of funding, including equity, loans and grants.

If you’re a woman business owner—whether you’re a startup or a long-time entrepreneur—you know that getting the money you need to operate and grow your business is critical to success. But finding those funds isn’t always easy—and it isn’t easy to tell which type of funding will work for your situation. That’s why Bank of America and Seneca Women created this Access to Capital Directory. It puts at your fingertips hundreds of organizations providing funding for women-owned businesses across the U.S.

A good place to start is to learn how to use this Directory and to learn more about the types of capital included by visiting the About page. You can also start your search using the Search Tool below.

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Featured Sources of Capital

Serena Ventures

Venture Capital

Early Stage

Serena Ventures invests in companies that embrace diverse leadership, individual empowerment, creativity, and opportunity.

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BiGAUSTIN

CDFI

Early Stage, Seed • $50,000

BiGAUSTIN has been committed to meeting the unique financial needs of new and existing entrepreneurs. We offer a variety of loan programs to fit the growing needs of small businesses.

LiftFund Inc.

CDFI

LiftFund was founded to level the financial playing field for the underestimated entrepreneur.

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Xxcelerate Fund

Loan Fund

Early Stage, Seed

XXcelerate provides business support, education and pathways to funding for Oregon women entrepreneurs. We help them to grow their businesses, connect with resources and peer support, and scale profitably.

Amber Monthly Grant

Grant

$10,000

Each month, our judges review all the applications — then select 5 finalists. One of those finalists will be the monthly $10,000 Amber Grant grant winner. The other 4 finalists will each receive $1,000.

Next Wave Impact

Angel, Venture Capital

Early Stage

Next Wave is a movement driving impact, diversity and inclusion in early stage investing and the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

News

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A new small-business down payment grant program for women and minority founders

Bank of America’s new program offers grants for SBA 504 and 7(a) commercial real estate loans for women and minority business owners.

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Arlan Hamilton tells how founders should pitch to her $20 million VC fund

Inc. talks to the founder of Backstage Capital, which invests in women, people of color and LGBTQ+ founders.

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How to get a small business grant

Small Business Trends tells how to increase your chances of obtaining grants from federal agencies or state and local governments.

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Resources

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Business 101

Tools for Small Businesses

Whether you need information about finance or optimizing your operations, these resources from Bank of America can help you do the next right thing for your business.

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Business Education

Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell

An unparalleled opportunity for women to earn a certificate in business from this Ivy League university, through a free online program made possible by Bank of America.

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