National Kitty Fund:
Helping Mom-Preneurs
Grow Their Businesses.

A total of $25,000 will be awarded to 25 Mom-Preneurs across the nation.

The Kitty Fund makes small micro investments in Moms who are running employer-based small businesses with two or more employees. The award was created in honor of Mother’s Day and Founder’s First CEO Kim Folsom‘s mother, Catherine “Kitty” Abrams Tadlock Webster, who passed away in March of 2020.

In 2020, the fund made its first investments of $13K in 50 Moms running small businesses nationwide. In 2021, the amount increased from $250 to $500 for the 50 recipients.

For 2022, a total of $25,000 will be awarded as $500 grants to 50 businesses. 

For 2023, this $25,000 fund will make investments of $1,000 to 25 mother-led business owners in the form of grants.

Please email with any questions about the Grant.

Please visit the Grant FAQ page for more information.

How it Works

Eligibility Requirements

Pre-Register for the
2023 Kitty Fund Mother-Led Business Grant

Short Form - Kitty Fund 2023 - Formstack
Please use your business email address.

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