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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, December 6, 2018

A Master List of Empowerment Events for Women in 2019

Women's conference

All the empowerment events for women in 2019 listed below focus on celebrating women through symposiums that help both attendees and speakers learn new skills and make invaluable connections. We hope you can attend one of these annual women’s empowerment events and join women around the globe as they work to highlight issues of inequality and discuss how to solve them.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Best Grants for Women in the Arts

Woman artist painting

Many would agree that being an artist can be a costly and unpredictable profession. This is especially true for women, as they continually struggle to gain equal representation when compared to their male counterparts. Whether you’re a woodworker who specializes in mission-style living room furniture or a visual artist with an anamorphosis concentration, there’s a grant for you. That’s why we’ve put together some of the best grants for female artists.

Monday, December 3, 2018

This Program Is Giving Away $75 Million in Capital to Women, Minority and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Chase's global Small Business Forward program

In spite of the fact that many banks will not lend to small businesses, some large banks are coming forward to make capital more accessible to women-, minority-, and veteran-owned small businesses. Why? Because it is "not only good for the economic health of the community, but it’s also good business,” according to CEO, Business Banking at JP Morgan Chase & Co., Jenn Piepszak.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Apple Launches New App Development Program For Women Entrepreneurs

Apple's Entrepreneur Camp for Women

Apple has launched the all-new Entrepreneur Camp, a first-of-its-kind initiative designed to create new opportunities for app-driven businesses owned or led by women through an intensive technology lab, specialized support and ongoing mentoring.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Funding Advice for Women in Business

Women discussing funding

There’s plenty of advice for women seeking funding, and we’ve rifled through everything (well, almost everything) to compile a helpful list of funding advice. It can be daunting to seek funding from investors - and the task is often riddled with rejection. But these tips are meant to inspire you to put your best foot forward and change how you approach investors.