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

Ascendus (formerly Acción East)

CDFI

Early Stage, Growth Stage, Later Stage, Startup • $250,000

Ascendus is a nonprofit small business lender whose vision is the creation of financial ascension for all, achieved by empowering low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs through access to capital and business support.

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Women’s Capital Connection

Angel

Early Stage

Women’s Capital Connection (WCC) is a regional network of accredited angel investors dedicated to identifying and funding the most promising startup business opportunities in the region.

1517 Fund

Venture Capital

Pre-Seed, Seed

1517 supports teams led by young founders with grant, pre-seed, and seed funding for technology startups.

Disruption Ventures

Venture Capital

Seed, Series A

Disruption Ventures believes that diverse teams fuel success. We know the stats and understand that women are particularly underfunded when it comes to raising venture capital dollars. We see women as high value and high potential investments.

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.

ECDI

CDFI

$500,000

ECDI is a top U.S. SBA-intermediary microlender providing responsible, affordable lending and comprehensive small business development services. We serve all of Ohio along with select areas of Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia.

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News

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Indigenous women entrepreneurs get support from this women-founded fund 

Native Women Lead was founded in 2017 by eight Native American women entrepreneurs, reports CNBC.

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A new fund for health startups headed by diverse teams and women

Pier 70 Ventures aims to raise $100 million for its first fund, says GeekWire.

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The Artemis Fund is investing in women-led businesses 

The fund wants to enable “the CEO of the family” to pursue both her work dreams and family dreams, says one of the founders in the publication UB.

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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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