Michigan Women's Foundation


MWF works to eliminate the barriers to economic and social equality by developing a scalable model across Michigan that provides assess to capital and a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem for women starting and growing businesses with the goal of preparing them to qualify for traditional funding sources.

MWF is helping women achieve economic and social equality by providing access to entrepreneurial training, capital and resources to start or grow their businesses.

How can we help you thrive?

  • Technical Assistance – Entrepreneurial education and training
    • Lifeline Business Consulting 
    • Entrepreneur You @ Walsh College in Troy
    • Go for the Growth sessions
    • Portfolio Management 
  • Capital – Funding to start or grow your business
    • Michigan Women's Microloan Fund – For more information, please email microloan@miwf.org or call 313-962-1920. Loans range from $2,500 to $50,000 for up to 5 years at 8%. 
  • Resources – Networks and mentors
    • MWF has partnered with several organizations to help you launch or grow your business.



Accounting Aid Society

Assists middle to low-income households with local, state and federal tax filings and credits, including Earned Income Tax Credits, Homestead Property Tax Credits, Home Heating Credits and Child Tax Credits.

Center for Empowerment and Economic Development

Specializes in business growth through WBE certification, microloans and training.

Compass Commercial

Represents Tenants and Buyers of Commercial Real Estate

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW)

A Women Business Centers (WBC) that provides business training and resources, counseling and networking opportunities where high-potential individuals gain knowledge, skills, and support to start and grow their businesses.


A professional organization that helps accelerate careers for women.


Resources for your business.

Lease Review

Information regarding lease agreements.

Lifeline Business Consulting

A full-service business planning and management consulting agency serving small and medium-sized businesses.

Michigan Association of Female Entrepreneurs

Supports the entrepreneurial development among women at all levels of entrepreneurship, from start-up to mature businesses.

Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Provides resources, programs and technology for those with cutting-edge ideas and never-ending ambition.

Michigan Women's Marketplace

Assists women business owners with networking, training opportunities, and to improve their recognition in the marketplace.

Revolve Detroit

A collaborative program of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation that partners with community leaders, building owners, entrepreneurs, and artists to activate vacant storefronts with transformational businesses and art installations.

Sadek Bonahoom (Canvas Legal)

Innovative legal solutions for small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs.


Grows successful small businesses across America, one business at a time.

Small Business Development Center

Services to help business succeed.


A 501(c)(3) nonprofit and is located within the Woodward Technology Corridor SmartZone. Its programs serve entrepreneurs in the technology, retail and wholesale sectors.

Walsh College

A private, not-for-profit institution offering courses and services in Southeast Michigan. Founded in 1922 and celebrating over 90 years of business education, they offer 19 business and related technology degree programs at the bachelor's, and master's levels that are responsive to student, employer, and community needs.