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2018-2019 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, November 15, 2018

Where to Find Small Business Grants for Women

Women founders

Over the last decade, women have made huge strides in the small business market—they now own 39% of the country’s businesses. Despite these achievements, women entrepreneurs still face numerous challenges that make it difficult to reach the same level of success as their male counterparts. Thankfully, there are a variety of grant options out there targeting women in business. That’s why we’ve prepared a list of the most life-changing grants for women opening a business.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Imbalance of Power: Overcoming Challenges as Female Entrepreneurs

Woman entrepreneur facing challenges

Being an entrepreneur takes guts. It’s a challenge to develop a brilliant new idea into a thriving business. Few people have achieved this, and it just so happens that even fewer of these inspiring success stories are women. The challenges faced by female entrepreneurs are numerous, caused partially by a culture that celebrates typically male characteristics of dominance and aggression. Women who make it to top executive positions have great insights to share about challenges for women in management.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Power Women Summit to Broadcast Exclusively on SiriusXM

The Wrap's first-ever Power Women Summit

SiriusXM will exclusively broadcast The Wrap's first-ever Power Women Summit, which aims to raise awareness and have frank conversations about gender equity in entertainment and media. The week-long special series will premiere on November 12 at 12noon to 2pm EST on Stars channel 109.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Sally Beauty Awards Black Mother and Daughter Top Honors In Its Inaugural Accelerator Program For Women Entrepreneurs

Founders of Curlanista receiving the Sally Beauty Cultivate Award

Sally Beauty, the largest retailer and distributor of professional beauty products in North America, has announced that Curlanista has received the top honor in the Sally Beauty Cultivate "For Women by Women" accelerator program to help women beauty entrepreneurs grow their business. Curlanista is a hair care brand founded by 13-year-old Lexi Proctor and her Co-founder mother, Monica Proctor, in an effort to care for Lexi's natural born curls. The brand focuses on encouraging young girls to embrace their curls and give them products that treat and enhance them.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Two Young Women Lung Cancer Investigators Receive $200K Research Grants

Dr. Kellie Smith and Dr. Haiying Cheng

Lung Cancer Foundation of America (LCFA) and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) have awarded a pair of two-year grants to support research that will help lung cancer patients lead longer, healthier lives. The grants were awarded to Kellie Smith, Ph.D. with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD; and Haiying Cheng, MD, Ph.D. of Montefiore/Einstein Cancer Center in Bronx, NY.