Access to Capital Directory for Women Entrepreneurs

A curated 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. 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

Allies for Community Business

CDFI

Early Stage, Growth Stage, Later Stage • $100,000

Our mission is to provide the capital, coaching, and connections entrepreneurs need to grow great businesses that create jobs and wealth in their communities. As a nonprofit located on Chicago’s West Side, A4CB prioritizes Black, Hispanic/Latinx, women, and low-income entrepreneurs throughout the Chicagoland area and beyond.

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1863 Ventures

Loan Fund, Venture Capital

Seed • $1,000,000

We accelerate Black and Brown entrepreneurs from high potential to high growth, through rigorous leadership training and strategic market access.

Visible Ventures

Venture Capital

Early Stage

Visible invests in bold, diverse teams that build superior consumer experiences and the technologies that power them. The firm’s culture is founded on the core values of integrity, humility, teamwork, inclusivity, collaboration, humor, and consumer obsession.

Let’s Start Up

Angel

Seed • $50,000

Janine Sickmeyer is the founder of a legal tech SaaS product. Now she angel invests in startups with founders she believes had a similar experience to her—people who are overlooked and underfunded, who might be in an unsexy market but know the market well, and build products to make someone’s life easier.

Fay-Penn Economic Development Council

CDFI

Fay-Penn Economic Development Council offers a full range of confidential services and works closely with each client to provide customized service in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

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Women’s Enterprise Action Loan Fund

Loan Fund

$10,000

WEALF provides up to $10,000 of interest-free loans with one-on-one mentoring to entrepreneurial women with businesses in the metropolitan New York City area.

News

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SBA to open 15 new Women’s Business Centers

This will bring to 160 the number of centers dedicated to helping women start and grow small businesses, reports Inc.

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How women tech founders can secure funding

Entrepreneur magazine reveals three ways women entrepreneurs can increase their chances of getting the money they need.

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A new woman-led VC firm in Dallas is backing women founders

Cassandra Capital is led by Wendi McGowan-Ellis, reports Dallas Innovates.

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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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