Women Empowering Change

>>WEC Business Grants <<

WEC's Fundraising 4 Hope Campaign awards business grants to Founders and CEOs of organizations and small businesses who are committed to the personal/professional development of women and men through organized efforts and successful programs. 

Grant Purpose

  • Business Funding (Start-up & Expansion)
  • Real Estate: Business (Rehab & Repair)
  • Community Development/Betterment
  • Inventions 


Applications for 2021 scholarships are to be submitted between September-December of 2020. 

Voting Begins January 2021

If selected, awardees will be notified by email and must be a registered guest of our WEC Annual Retreat and Catalyst for Change Awards Luncheon. 

Small Business Grant

Opens January-February 2021

$500 Grants

$1,000 Grants


  • Must be the CEO, President, or Founder of a business/nonprofit organization for at least one calendar year
  • Must have less than 5 employees
  • Submit a video essay link expressing the need for the business grant along with a brief explanation of your desired use of the grant
  • Video should not exceed 5 minutes, be clear, easy to hear, and only feature the grant applicant.
  • Must attend be a registered guest of the WEC Annual Retreat and Catalyst 4 Change Award Luncheon in April 2021 to receive Grant if selected.
  • Cannot be a WEC registered member