NASE Growth Grants

Grants for Small Business from the NASE

Micro-business owners can always use a little money to get a leg up. That's why we created our growth grants program to help members take their businesses to the next level.

Worth up to $4,000 each, NASE Members can apply for small business grants. Small business grants are useful for financing a particular small business need. Past recipients used their growth grants for computers, farm equipment, to hire part-time help, marketing materials, website creation and more. What does your business need?

Ready to apply?

1. Join NASE.

Growth Grant applicants must be a member in good standing for 3-months prior to submitting an application.
Annual members may apply immediately. Monthly members may apply ninety days after joining the NASE.

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2. Apply

Important Note: The login information used for is NOT the same as that used for the application system.
You must register with that separately.

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Recent Recipients

Heather Fischer
Heather Fischer

Heather Fischer, an NASE Member from Niles, Illinois was awarded an NASE Growth Grant in June 2020. Creative Fish Design is a graphic design company that specializes in branding, web development, presentations, and online marketing.

Awarded June 2020

 Catina Downey
Catina Downey

Catina Downey, an NASE Member from Henrico, Virginia was awarded an NASE Growth Grant in May 2020. Catina Downey, CPA, PLLC is a multi-service accounting company who provide trainings, tax preparations, retirement planning, personal finances and business services.

Awarded May 2020

Robert Lecuyer
Robert Lecuyer

Robert Lecuyer, an NASE Member from Fort Worth, Texas was awarded an NASE Growth Grant in April 2020. Lecuyer Aviation provides supply chain support to the government, military and commercial entities for manufactured parts, components, assemblies, and finished products.

Awarded April 2020

Janie Nafsinger
Janie Nafsinger

Janie Nafsinger, an NASE Member from Nampa, Idaho was awarded an NASE Growth Grant in March 2020. Idaho Fudge Company offers Artisan Fudge that lives by our motto and pledge,  "The Finer Side of Fudge."

Awarded March 2020

Anna Gieselman
Anna Gieselman

Anna Gieselman, an NASE Member from Austin, Texas was awarded an NASE Growth Grant in February 2020. Bee Amour is a small artisan jewelry company with bee inspired pieces in over a dozen stores in several states and growing.

Awarded February 2020

Amanat Anand
Amanat Anand

Amanat Anand, an NASE Member from Trenton, Brooklyn, New York was awarded an NASE Growth Grant in January 2020. SoaPen is a portable soap that marks on hands to promote thorough and regular hand washing with soap among children.

Awarded January 2020

Want to see more recipients? Click here for a complete list.

"Thank you for approving our application for the small-business grant. It is a wonderful thing to start (and continue) a small business, debt-free. The check has allowed us to step forward in a way that we may not have had the means to do for years. Though our business is new, and we have future goals that we will achieve by growing even more, we feel we have been extremely blessed in this initial phase. The NASE has made these first steps possible for us, and we are very grateful for this grant."

- Elizabeth S., ES Photography

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Need $4,000? You could be the next recipient of one of our business development grants.

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NASE Growth Grants are awarded at the sole discretion of NASE. Unfortunately, not everyone who applies will receive a grant. Decisions of the selection committee are final and are not subject to appeal. No application feedback will be given.

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