The City of Austin Small Business Division offers a comprehensive directory of small business resources offered by local, state, and federal governments and non-profit agencies. Our goal for the City of Austin Small Business Resources Directory is to increase awareness and use of the programs that provide aid in the development of your business. Call 512-974-7800, email or visit our website for information about all our services and resources.

Organization Phone Number Description
Amber Grant for Women

WomensNet offers the $10,000 monthly Amber Grant and awards two $25,000 grants on an annual basis. 

Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

CPRIT offers several funding opportunities for promising cancer research, product development, and prevention programs. 

Center for Women Entrepreneurs Veteran Women Grant 940.898.2000

Female veterans in Texas who own or are starting a business can apply for this annual program to receive $5,000 in grant funding. 

Eileen Fisher Women-Owned Business Grant

Eileen Fisher, a women's clothing retailer, awards $100,000 to up to 10 women business owners each year.  


Fundera offers small business financing, business credit cards, and small business insights.

Apply for Grant Online Now.  Apply for grants by creating a workspace.  Workspace enables you and your colleagues to fill out webforms and apply together.'s goal is to help America's K-12 teachers and schools find the funding they need educate our children. 

Hello Alice Grant Platform

Hello Alice partners with a variety of companies to offer different grants for small businesses, including startups. 

Heritage Grants (Preservation) - City of Austin

The Heritage Grant will provide historic preservation grants to nonprofit, commercial or government entities to support preservation and attract tourism.

Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grant

The Joan Mitchell Foundation provides emergency support to US based visual artists working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, and/or drawing, who have suffered significant losses after natural or manmade disasters that have affected their community. 

Lending Tree Small Business Grant

Lending Tree offers a $50,000 grant to help small businesses that are having trouble scaling.  One award per year. 

Love, Tito's Small Business Grant Program 844.677.3863

The "Love, Tito's Small Business Grant Program" will provide 10 grants of $25,000 each to small business owners. 

Mid-America Arts Alliance - Grants

Mid-America Arts Alliance strengthens and supports artists, cultural organizations, and communities throughout our region and beyond.  MAAA funds artists and programs in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri.

National Association for the Self-Employed - Growth Grants

This is a nonprofit association that is a good resource for all small business owners.  

National Institutes of Health - Technology Grants

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, also known as America's Seed Fund, are one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States.  

Stand With Austin Fund

The Stand With Austin Fund was established in partnership with the Entrepreneurs Foundation to receive charitable donations to support nonprofits assisting individuals and small businesses most negatively impacted by the cancellation of SXSW and least able to recover on their own.

Texas eGrants Application

Use the eGrants website to search for, view the details of, and find contact information for competitive funding announcements from Texas State agencies.

Texas Grant Watch

GrantWatch lists the most grants for nonprofits, small businesses and individuals. 

Texas Grants Resource Center

The Texas Grant Resource Center offers consultations and orientations for funding research for both nonprofit organizations and individuals. 

Texas State Trade Expansion Program Grant 800.835.5832

Texas businesses that want to start exporting or expand their current exporting initiatives can apply for reimbursement grants for expenses such as shipping costs, interpreter fees, compliance testing, travel cost, market analysis fees, among other expenses. 

Texas Workforce Commission Skills for Small Business Program 800.628.5115

Small businesses in Texas with newly hired workers can receive grants to cover employee training.

The Amber Grant

The Amber Grant awards $500 monthly to qualifying businesses. 

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants

Provides grants for all legitimate expenditures relating professional work and personal living, including medical expenses, for visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Dream Big Awards

The annual Dream Big Awards recognizes a small business for its contributions to the U.S. economy and offers a grant to $25,000.