Access to Capital Directory

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

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. You can also start your search using the Search Tool below.

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Featured Sources of Capital

Backstage Capital

Venture Capital

Startup • $250,000

At Backstage Capital, we invest in companies led by underestimated founders, including women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ founders.

Aspect Ventures

Venture Capital

Early Stage, Seed

Aspect Ventures invests in companies that are leveraging data and interconnectivity to create breakthrough technologies, products, and services for multiplatform, multidevice environments.

Serena Ventures

Venture Capital

Early Stage

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

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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.

Prestamos CDFI, a division of Chicanos Por La Causa

CDFI

Early Stage, Growth Stage, Later Stage • $1,000,000

Prestamos CDFI is your partner in economic development, small business growth and quality job creation. Our loan products and consulting services are designed for the emerging business owner seeking funding.

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Astia Fund

Angel

Early Stage

Astia invests in high-growth companies with women leaders, following their successful completion of our Expert Sift™ process.

News

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Apply for the Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Program

Grow your business with education, a network and a $5,000 grant. Apply now through November 12.

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Learn About Sources for Small Business Grants

U.S. News rounds up grants from federal, state and local sources that can jumpstart new businesses or act as a safety net for existing companies.

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5 Tips for Women Pitching to VCs

In Forbes, the managing partner of a VC firm tells how to make pitches that impress investors.

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Success Stories

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Serena’s Business Savvy

World-class athlete and philanthropist Serena Williams is also a savvy business person. And that includes investing in a variety of businesses through her Serena Ventures.

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Podcast: That Made All the Difference

Bank of America executive Alicia Burke speaks with Arian Simone, cofounder of the Fearless Fund, the VC fund by and for women of color.

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The Sweet Taste of Success

After starting a dessert catering company out of her home, Joanna was able to expand her offerings with a $1,700 loan from nonprofit Grameen America. She’s had additional Grameen loans since then, and life is sweet.

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Resources

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Business 101

Women’s Small Business Month: Tools, Info and Advice

October is Women’s Small Business Month, and in honor of it, Bank of America has put together guidance and resources especially for women entrepreneurs.

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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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