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

Cleo Capital

Venture Capital

Pre-Seed • $1,000,000

Cleo Capital leads rounds at pre-seed, focused on 3 key thematic areas: Future of income, complicated consumer, and decentralized enterprise.

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HerRISE Micro-Grant

Grant

$500

The HerRise Micro-Grant provides financial support to women of color who are often unable to secure funding for their small business.

SheEO

Loan Fund

SheEO is a radically generous community supporting women and non-binary people working on the world’s to-do list.

WomenVenture

CDFI

Early Stage • $50,000

WomenVenture offers loans from $1,000 up to $50,000 to qualified new and existing business owners. We are a U.S. Small Business Administration, Community Development Financial Institution, and Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development lender.

Harlem Capital Partners Fund

Venture Capital

Early Stage, Seed • $1,000,000

Harlem Capital is on a mission to change the face of entrepreneurship by investing in 1,000 diverse founders.

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37 Angels

Angel

Early Stage • $200,000

37 Angels focuses on early-stage startups. As such, when investing, we look for impressive teams in attractive markets. While most of our portfolio companies are technology startups, we consider ourselves to be sector and geography-agnostic.

News

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The Top 15 VC Funds Focused on Female Founders

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Success Stories

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She’s Helped Women Entrepreneurs Get More Than $14 Million in Funding

Forbes talks to Dr. Roshawnna Novellus, founder and CEO of funding platform EnrichHER.

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Jewelry Entrepreneur Kendra Scott Has Built a School for Women Founders

Inc looks at the Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute, started by the college dropout and Shark Tank investor.

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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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