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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VC Funding for Female Founders Is On the Rebound

After setbacks in 2020, women-led companies are looking at a record-breaking year, says Quartz.

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A New $10 million Women-Focused Fund That Started as a Facebook Group

Graham & Walker evolved out of the support group Female Founders Alliance, says TechCrunch.

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How Women-Led Companies Can Raise More Money Through Crowdfunding

The Conversation offers advice for overcoming the funding gender gap.

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Success Stories

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From Waitress to Restaurant Owner

Mia Davis, owner of Mikko Sushi restaurants in San Diego, talks about her journey.

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Podcast: When Women Succeed, Everyone Succeeds

Sharon Miller, Bank of America's President of Small Business and Head of Specialty Banking and Lending, tells why women business owners are key to the U.S. economy.

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How Black Girl Ventures is Expanding Its Reach

BGV has funded 76 companies led by Black and Brown women entrepreneurs. Now it has a new partner to help it reach even more women.

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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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