To our knowledge, there is no grant money available for starting a small business. In some cases, there may be grant programs available to existing small businesses or entrepreneurs for a particular industry serving a specific purpose, such as a lunch program for a day care or research and development for technology businesses. However, these programs are typically narrow in scope. Most small business owners have to look to personal resources and loans to finance their small business. Nonprofit organizations, 501(c)(3), are the most likely candidates to receive grant monies.