Red Backpack Fund Grants

The Red Backpack Fund Grants for Women Entrepreneurs

The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation has donated $5 million to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19, teaming up with GlobalGiving to establish the Red Backpack Fund.

GlobalGiving will be overseeing the fund, making 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate their immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by this crisis.

These grants get their name from Sara Blakely’s “lucky” red backpack. It's been with her every step of the way since college and symbolizes Sara’s vision for women entrepreneurs of “starting small while dreaming big.” The red backpack symbolizes Sara's belief that everything you need to succeed is already on your back.

Applications for this grant open April 6 at 12pm Eastern time and again on May 4, June 4, July 6, and Aug. 3.

Here’s is a link to the application page: