The Women’s Fund of Herkimer and Oneida Counties in cooperation with Baird Private Wealth Management and the Griffiss Institute is sponsoring four $5,000 grants for a total of $20,000 to women in business in Herkimer and Oneida Counties. The businesses must be at least 51 percent women-owned and have been in existence for one year or more. The deadline for applying is Friday, September 29, 2023. The application is available at

This is the second year in a row that The Women’s Fund Board of Directors is supporting women entrepreneurs in the area.

“We are thrilled to offer this $5,000 grant initiative again this year,” noted Ellen Rainey, secretary of the WF Board of Directors and the committee chair for the grants. “Last year we received applications from women throughout Oneida and Herkimer Counties. The women who were awarded the grants have businesses in Utica, Herkimer, Clinton and Rome.”

The grant application is open to women-owned businesses in Herkimer and Oneida Counties and can be found on The Women’s Fund website at The application deadline is Friday, September 29, 2023. There are four $5,000 grants available which will be awarded in November 2023. Funds may be used for equipment, hardware/software, consulting services, training, education and marketing. More details are available on the website at

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