What to do
The SF Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund will review applications and give out the available funding.
We are accepting applications until May 8 at 5pm.
1. Check if your business is eligible
Your business must:
Be 100% women-owned
Be a for-profit business
Have up to 5 employees
Have been in operation since at least September 16, 2019
Have had less than $2.5 million in gross annual receipts in 2018 or 2019
Have seen a 25% decline in revenue because of a closure or reduced operations during the coronavirus outbreak
Be a non-essential business or a family child care business. Check if your business is non-essential.
2. Prepare your documents
You will need to upload these documents to apply:
- Completed and signed W-9
- SF business license and registration
- Your business reopening or recovery plan
You will need to prove a 25% decline in revenue in a 30-day period in 2020 compared to 2019. You can submit bank statements, tax documents, or a report from your accounting software or point of sale system.
You will need to download our reopening plan template and fill it out for your business. When you apply for a mini-grant, you will upload your plan.
3. Start your application
We will ask you about your identity, business details, and the impact of coronavirus on your business.
4. If you get a mini grant
You will need to agree to enroll in at least 2 virtual learning opportunities that support your business.
We will assign you a business coach to work with. After you get the grant, you and your coach must come up with a re-opening and recovery plan. You must also work with your coach to document the impact of this grant.
Last updated May 29, 2020