Funding for Small Business

Question: I hear a lot of funding for nonprofits, but I was wondering about funding for small business startups?

Answer: This course focuses primarily on grant funding for nonprofits, as the majority of grant funding has to be provided by law to organizations to the following grant-eligible organizations…


That’s more than $678 Billion in grants annually given by public and private funders like foundations, corporations and government agencies to over 1.27 Million “grant-eligible” U.S. businesses like…

  • U.S. Nonprofits: 1,036,255 public charities (source: National Center for Charitable Statistics)
  • U.S. Schools: 98,817 public schools, 33,366 private schools, 7,021 colleges/universities (source: U.S. Department of Education)
  • U.S. Local Government Agencies: 89,004 (source: U.S. Census)
  • U.S. Hospitals: 5,686 (source: American Hospital Association)

Regarding for-profit, small business startups, grants are few and far between. The two sources I would check out first would be

  1. Small Business Administration (SBA) local office in your local area. For example, click here for a link to the Las Vegas SBA office.
  2. Your state Small Business Development Center. For example, click here for the Nevada office.

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