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2018 Grants, Scholarships and More For Women

Group of WomenResearch compiled by the Center For Women's Business Research and Entrepreneur Magazine reveals that women are the most progressive species on the planet. They are more likely to earn a college degree, launch a non-profit organization, and start a successful business. Many are able to do this while simultaneously running a household and caring for kids.

Why Do Women Need Funding?

Women need grants and scholarships because despite their business and career success, they are still disadvantaged - and have been for hundreds of years. Though they make up roughly 51% of the world population, women are still a minority and face many related issues. Women are underserved and overlooked, and suffer continuously from unfair practices such as gender discrimination, gender underestimation, and even gender harassment.

Women grants, especially business grants for women, give them the upperhand to fight back, and prevail. This type of assistance enables them to recover from an unfair and unjust system that has existed for a long time. The concept is very similar to affirmative action initiatives that help other minority groups.

Business grants help women either start or expand an existing home business or non-profit organization. Education grants or scholarships help women pay for college - tuition, books, and even dorms. These types of opportunities make up the thousands of federal, state, and private grants for women that are designed to give them the tools and funding they need to be successful.

Search For Grants and Other Funding Opportunities:

Below is our comprehensive directory that lists all the organizations and foundations (in alphabetical order) that offer grant funding to women.


Why Is Grant Money Available To Women?

The millions of dollars each year allocated to grants for women are investments in the talent, creativity, intellect and determination shown by them in various industries and fields of study. Women are huge contributors to the economy, the workforce, entrepreneurship, and to the development and management of non-profit organizations.

By investing in women, those allocating the grants hope to better enrich their country's culture and society. For instance, in addition to grants for business and education, public grants are given to advocacy groups that enable women to raise awareness about domestic violence, homelessness, and/or harassment in the workplace.

Such grants empower women in many different ways, and have proven to be extremely successful. As a result, every year, more and more opportunities appear for women from new organizations, government agencies, and corporations wanting to get involved. They all know that grants can literally change a woman's life!

The Latest Funding News For Women:

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Top 9 Venture Capital Funds That Are Investing in Woman-Owned Businesses

Women founders seeking investors

Women entrepreneurs continue to be the leading demographic in creating successful new businesses around the world. Because of this, more and more investors and venture capitalists want to invest in woman-owned companies. Many of these investors are women themselves that want to help diversify the business world that has long been dominated by men.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

$150K in Breast Cancer Community Grants Awarded to Innovative Programs

Leslie's House Breast Cancer Awareness event

Medline has awarded $150,000 in its inaugural Medline Breast Cancer Awareness grants to six organizations fighting to eradicate breast cancer and providing counseling. The recently launched Medline Community Impact Grant Program for Breast Cancer Awareness drives awareness around prevention and early detection by providing support to organizations on the front lines of patient care.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

This Woman Just Won "Genius Grants" Worth $625K to Find a Cure For Cancer

Women comprise fifteen out of the twenty-five people who received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship with a $625,000 award. One of those is Livia Eberlin, an analytical chemist and an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Texas. She won her grant for her work finding a possible cure for cancer.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

$1.2 Million in Venture Capital Raised For Women-Owned Startups

Capita3, a venture capital firm which was founded just two years ago, has recently raised a $1.2 million for its first fund. The firm, which invests in women startup founders and the companies they are building, will use the funds to support at least seven women-led health startups over the next two years.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Organization Hits $1 Billion Milestone in Microloans to Low-Income Women

Women entrepreneurs who received funding from Grameen America

Grameen America, the fastest-growing microfinance organization in the United States, has distributed a historic $1 billion in microloans to more than 100,000 low-income women entrepreneurs in the country since its inception 10 years ago. The organization now has 20 branches in 13 American cities and plans to open a branch in Houston, expand to other cities, and deepen its footprint. Over the next decade, the organization aims to touch the lives of 1 million people, create 360,000 jobs, and invest $12 billion in women-owned businesses.