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women

When you donate to Michigan Tribe, you're giving female entrepreneurs and women business owners the resources they need to reach their full business potential from right here in Jackson, Michigan.

"Being new to owning and building a business, Michigan Tribe was instrumental in helping me connect with other female entrepreneurs who were on their own unique journeys. These connections have become friends, mentors, and resources for me to learn from and help take my business to the next level."

Amy Proffitt / Owner & Co-founder, Come to Your Effin Senses

FUNDING WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES

Data source: Startup Nation

Data source: AAUW

Data source: Fundera

MEN ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO RECEIVE $100K OR MORE IN FINANCING THAN WOMEN
2x

Women are more likely to bootstrap due to fewer financing options, plus they're are twice as likely to report having little to no support system. Yet, they're probably still feeding babies, keeping the house tidy, and showing up to Thanksgiving with a passing dish. #superwoman

35%
PRIVATE TECH COMPANIES RUN BY WOMEN HAVE A 35% HIGHER RETURN RATE THAN THOSE RUN BY MEN

Women are less likely to receive funding from sources such as banks, investors, and savings not because they're less capable, but because of a pay gaps, gender roles, and biases. Period.

$0.61-$0.82
FOR EVERY $1.00 EARNED BY A WHITE MAN, BLACK WOMEN EARN $0.61 AND WHITE WOMEN EARN $0.82

Over ten years, Black women make $8,112 less and White women make $3,744 less than their White male counterpart. That's a down payment on a storefront! 

"I remember seeing Michigan Tribe pop up on Instagram before I was a small business owner, and thought it was great that women in our community had this as a resource. Fast forward to starting up my biz - I was finding as many local accounts to follow as I could, and bam, there you were again. Your support from the start has been amazing (hello personal mailing list tips!), and as soon as I learned about your grants over the summer, I made it a goal. Now here I am, a funding course graduate and a grant winner!"

Elizabeth Spisich / Founder, Wonder & Wander - Jackson

GET EFFIN' STARTED fund

This fund is meant to help remove some of the financial barriers that can be in the way of a female entrepreneur starting her dream business.

The Get Effin' Started Fund is made possible by Come to Your Effin' Senses.

*You can specify if you want 100% of your donation to go to one fund or the other during checkout

melanated voices fund

This fund is specifically for Black and Brown women who are growing businesses in Jackson County, Michigan. All applicants must meet eligibility requirements. When you make a donation to Michigan Tribe, 50% of your gift goes into this fund, unless otherwise noted.

*You can specify if you want 100% of your donation to go to one fund or the other during checkout

women rise fund

This fund is intended for all women starting and growing businesses in Jackson County, Michigan. All applicants must meet eligibility requirements. When you make a donation to Michigan Tribe, 50% of your gift goes into this fund, unless otherwise noted.

*You can specify if you want 100% of your donation to go to one fund or the other during checkout

"The funds from this grant gave me the opportunity to enhance my business and the marketing side of the business. It opened up doors for me when I was not sure how I would be able to make those purchases I needed, winning this grant, that gave me a lot of hope. Marketing and equipment are very important tools in any business and with these funds I was able to 'upgrade’.”

Felicia Carter / Owner, Shorties Sweets Treats & Eats

MICHIGAN TRIBE IS A TAX EXEMPT, 501(C)3 ORGANIZATION

Micro-funds allow women to start, grow, and succeed as entrepreneurs and business owners. Thank you for your donation!