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2021 Grants, Scholarships and Funding 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 Opportunities and Advice For Women:

Comcast NBCUniversal Offers $1M in Grants to 100 Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

Woman recipient of Comcast Rise grant

Comcast NBCUniversal has announced the development of a comprehensive, multi-year plan to allocate $75 million in cash and $25 million in media over the next three years to fight injustice and inequality against any race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or ability.

Bank of America Offers Free Online Courses for Women Entrepreneurs

Woman learning online

The Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell is a collaboration between Bank of America and Cornell University to deliver an online learning portal that provides women entrepreneurs with the skills, knowledge, and resources to build, manage, and scale a successful business.

Costco Makes $1M Investment to Support Women Entrepreneurs of Color

Costco Wholesale Corporation addresses the inequality that exists in venture capital funding for women of color entrepreneurs and commits a $1 million investment to support the mission of Fearless Fund, the first VC fund built by women of color, for women of color.

STEM Scholarships Now Available For Women in 8 Different Countries

Students at Imperial College London

Imperial College London (ICL) is pleased to announce the British Council Scholarships for Women in STEM for the current academic year. Imperial is a global top ten university with a world-class reputation in science, engineering, business, and medicine.

Barefoot Wine Offers $10K in Grants to Black Female Entrepreneurs

Black women entrepreneurs

Barefoot Wine is excited to grow its ongoing commitment to supporting entrepreneurship among Black women in partnership with New Voices, a ground-breaking, community-building effort designed to build a more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem for women of color. Their model by PACE = Purpose. Access. Capital. Expertise.

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