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Grants & Scholarships For Women (A-B)

A comprehensive listing (in alphabetical order) of the top organizations, foundations, and venture capital funds that provide grants and other funding options for women:

A-B C-E F-G
H-J K-M N-Q
R-S T-V W-Z

Altrusa International Foundation
The Altrusa International Foundation is a not-for-profit, philanthropic corporation established in 1962 by Altrusa International, Inc., a worldwide volunteer service organization devoted to contributing to human well-being through the development and implementation of effective local community service programs. Volunteers and beneficiaries include women and men.
Funding Amount: $250 - $1,000
More Info: www.altrusa.com

American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Features information on fellowships, grants, and awards for female students, presented by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) in Washington, D.C. Discusses AAUW Educational Foundation fellowships and grants, AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund support for sex discrimination lawsuits, and the International Federation of University Women.
Funding Amount: Varies
More Info: www.aauw.org/fga/

Arcus Foundation
Provides grants through several funds, to include the Arcus Fund, Gay & Lesbian Fund, Great Apes Fund, and the National Fund. The Arcus Foundation envisions and contributes to a pluralistic world that celebrates diversity and dignity, invests in social justice, and promotes tolerance and compassion.
Funding Amount: Varies
More Info: www.arcusfoundation.org






Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is committed to supporting programs and organizations that create opportunity, enhance self-esteem and increase awareness about cultural and community issues among young men and women.
Funding Amount: Varies
More Info: www.blankfoundation.org

Association For Women In Mathematics
The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.
Funding Amount: Varies
More Info: www.awm-math.org

The Astraea National Lesbian Action Foundation
This foundation works for social, racial and economic justice in the U.S. and internationally. Our grant-making and philanthropic advocacy programs help lesbians and allied communities challenge oppression and claim their human rights.
Funding Amount: Varies
More Info: www.astraea.org

Association for Women In Science Scholarships and Fellowships
Each year, the AWIS Educational Foundation offers predoctoral awards and college scholarships for high school seniors in the amount of $1,000. A new program, the Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award, is for college sophomores or juniors studying physics or geoscience.
Funding Amount: $1,000
More Info: www.awis.org

Avon Foundation
The Avon Foundation is committed to the mission to improve the lives of women and their families. Now past the half century milestone, the Avon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that brings this mission to life through two key areas of focus: breast cancer and domestic violence.
Funding Amount: Varies
More Info: www.avonfoundation.org

Backstage Capital
Backstage invests in startup founders who identify as a Woman, Person of Color, and/or LGBTQ. They believe these founders are underestimated, and have the most potential for unlocking innovation and creating valuable businesses. To support more founders, they're growing a global community of local accelerator programs.
Funding Amount: Varies.
More Info: www.backstagecapital.com

Barbara Lee Family Foundation
The Barbara Lee Family Foundation was founded by Barbara Lee to strategically advance two of her longstanding passions – women in politics and the contemporary arts. The Women in Politics Program Area is dedicated to engaging women in the American democratic process and promoting their participation at all levels of government.
Funding Amount: Not listed.
More Info: www.barbaraleefoundation.org

BBG Ventures
BBG Ventures invests in visionary entrepreneurs building the next generation of market-defining consumer products and services. Every company in their portfolio has at least one female founder. Why? Because they believe the greatest untapped opportunity for venture capital lies in backing women who are using technology to address common life-challenges and transform daily habits.
Funding Amount: Varies.
More Info: www.bbgventures.com

BELLE Capital USA
BELLE Capital USA, LP is an early stage angel fund focused on building great companies in underserved capital markets across the USA. Companies seeking their capital must have at least one female founder or C-level exec, and/or be willing to recruit top female talent to the C-suite and Board of Directors.
Funding Amount: Varies.
More Info: www.bellevc.com

Beyonce's Beygood
A charity initiative funded by international superstar Beyonce that gives away scholarships to women, and financial assistance to families who have been affected by natural disasters. The foundation also helps with long-term revitalization and the purchase of essential goods such as cots, blankets, pillows, baby products, feminine products, wheelchairs, and more.
Funding Amount: Varies.
More Info: www.beyonce.com/beygood/