“I’m interested in applying for a grant…”

“…for an organization I run that helps entrepreneurs…”

We grant funds to organizations (usually nonprofits) that help entrepreneurs. We primarily target organizations who support entrepreneurs who face barriers due to demographic, socioeconomic, and geographic disadvantages. We especially like ideas that generate knowledge that can be shared broadly to help other organizations, too.

You can begin the grant application process by following this link and then, on the application page, selecting “Entrepreneurship” and then “Entrepreneurial Support Organizations.”

We work nationwide, but we give special consideration to organizations in our hometown of Kansas City. Please note that we receive thousands of grant requests each year, but we can only fund a small percentage of them. Grants can take up to 6 months to process, depending on size, complexity, and other factors. Learn more about our grantmaking process.

“…to conduct research that helps entrepreneurs.”

We grant funds to research initiatives that generate practical, actionable knowledge to help entrepreneurs start and succeed. We also support the creation of data that track entrepreneurial activity. Check out our current research strategies and initiatives.

You can begin the grant process by following this link and then, on the application page, selecting “Entrepreneurship” and then “Research.”

“…to help entrepreneurs outside of the United States.”

We don’t directly support programs for entrepreneurs outside of the United States. We do, however, support the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), which helps entrepreneurial supporters in more than 180 countries and also runs the annual Global Entrepreneurship Week and Global Entrepreneurship Congress. Check out GEN if you have international interests.