Funding Opportunities

Please note that our Founders Fund community is not directly affiliated with any of the below funding opportunities and are curated to as a resource for founders to leverage.

💰#StandWithOwners by Telus Grant
Apply for your chance to win $125,000 in funding, advertising and technology to fuel your business growth.

Canadian Applicants must be either:

  1. the owner of a company or business; or

  2. an employee of an eligible business who has obtained written permission to participate in this application from the owner, president or chief executive of the business.

Deadline: September 6th, 2023
An initiative by Tara Bosch, founder of Smart Sweets is accepting applications for a $25,000 grant for women under 30 with big ideas.
Deadline: August 31st
  • Open to applicants aged 30 and under
  • Reside within North America
  • Ability to demonstrate bold action taken to bring business vision to life

This program issues grants on the 23rd of each month, up $25,00 for eligible businesses. 

Deadline: Ongoing
Application Fee: $15
💰Global Fund For Women
Global Fund for Women invests in women’s groups that advance the human rights of women and girls. We strengthen women-led groups based outside the United States by providing grants ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 per year for operating and project expenses. First-time grant awards generally range from $5,000 to $13,000 per year. 

  • Be outside of the United States.
    Use an intersectional feminist analysis.
  • Embrace collective action
  • Be governed, directed, and/or led by historically marginalized communities.
Deadline: Ongoing
💰Wakenagun Community Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs Program
Wakenagun CFDC’s IWE Program assists Indigenous women entrepreneurs in a number of ways:
  • Financing of up to $20,000 for start ups and business expansion initiatives.
  • Business support grants.
  • Facilitation and counselling through workshops and seminars.
The maximum funding per applicant is $20,000, out of which a minimum 50% will be a loan, up to 45% will be a non-repayable contribution, and a minimum 5% will be capital or in-kind contributed equity.

  • Be Indigenous women entrepreneurs
  • Have their business located within the boundaries of the Wakenagun catchment area
Deadline: Ongoing
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