Power Your Business with 

HIGH FIVE grant for moms™

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for moms™

HIGH FIVE Grant for Moms™ is a semi-annual $5,000 Business Grant empowering mom entrepreneurs to make massive impact. Hosted by The Mama Ladder®, this grant provides economic empowerment for promising mom entrepreneurs to build their business. 

Wanna apply for a $5,000 business grant? Be first to know when applications open in May 2018. 

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More than 9.1 million firms in the u.s. are owned by women. (National Association of Women Business Owners)

Yet in 2016, only 2.19% of VC funds went to women-owned businesses. (Fortune)

let's change that.

We see motherhood as your greatest advantage as an entrepreneur, and running a business as powerful training for leading at home. 

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Are you Our Ideal Grant Recipient?

We're looking to help promising mom entrepreneurs make massive IMPACT. Our ideal grant recipients:

  • Have kid(s)! This grant is exclusively for moms with child(ren) of all ages. This includes first-time expecting moms.
  • Own a business and are serious about scaling it to touch the lives of more people.
  • Offer a valuable product or service.
  • Clearly define the WHY behind their business.
  • Share a powerful brand story on their website.
  • Have a business license. (EIN is required for U.S. applicants.)
  • Earned revenue in 2017 from at least five different clients.
  • See themselves as leaders and have a team (or plan to build one).
  • Are willing to take counsel from experienced mentors, then take bold action with BIG heart.

Dates for summer 2018 grant

See the following dates for our first semi-annual HIGH FIVE Grant for Moms™. We look forward to your application!

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May 11 - June 1, 2018

Applications open here, just in time for U.S. Mother's Day! Mom entrepreneurs from around the world are welcome to apply. More details on application requirements will be available Friday, May 11.

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June 2 - 10, 2018

A judging panel of successful entrepreneurs (soon to be announced) who support mom-founded businesses will narrow down entries from around to world to just eight (8) promising finalists.

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June 11, 2018

Eight (8) finalists will be announced, featuring their business story. (Great way to promote your brand!) From June 11-June 20, 2018 the public will vote on their favorite mom-founded business.

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June 21, 2018

The winner of the HIGH FIVE Grant for Moms™ competition announced here! On the one-year anniversary of The Mama Ladder®, we're celebrating by giving $5,000 to a promising mom entrepreneur. Will she be YOU?

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Powered by mom Founders

Sponsors of the HIGH FIVE Grant for Moms™ are moms who created their own powerful entrepreneurial story. One mom with one BIG idea can truly make a world of difference. Why not YOU too? 

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Katie is a wife, mother of four, business owner, author, speaker and coach. She cofounded with her husband from their garage and built it into a globally recognized eight-figure brand. She has been featured on the cover of Entrepreneur magazine, and  her products have been seen on Ellen, Raechel Ray Show, The Today Show and several other national media outlets.

Now she's passionate about helping others do the same thing. She coaches an exclusive group of committed men and women who want to want to take their business and life to the next level. See more about this leader of leaders here.

What Katie says about this grant:

"It’s a mission I feel passionately about; investing in moms who create impact through their powerful business. Because I believe in it so much, I am personally a sponsor in the High Five Grant for Moms."

Katie Richardson


story behind the high five

Dear Mama in business,

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Congrats! You're here because you want to take bold entrepreneur action with big heart. HIGH FIVE for being serious about your business. 

Quick personal story: While expecting my second baby, I was laid off from my corporate ladder job. When my boy was born, no job offered the flexibility I needed with two kids under age two. As my babies grew, our family finances shrank. I'd earned a master's degree, and now buying a pack of gum at the grocery store was beyond my budget? Although unsure of my next steps, I took action and “created my own ladder” by launching a marketing company in 2016.

My first client made a deposit of $5,000. That capital gave me the confidence I needed to grow my business. I worked with powerful mentors. I immersed myself in business training. I worked (and played) hard. The next year, I turned that initial $5,000 payment into a team of eight writers, 29 clients including world-leading tech brands, and $100,000+ revenue in my business. The best part? Working on my own terms part-time gives me joyful freedom to keep my kids as my priority.

We want to see YOU have the same kind of MOMentum. At The Mama Ladder®, we empower you to create your own ladder and climb after business dreams that fit your family. We invite you to apply for this $5,000 grant. Let's see what you can do!

High fives from here,

Crystalee Beck, MPC 

Mama of two · Cofounder, The Mama Ladder® · Owner, Professional Communication Consulting, LLC