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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.

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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!


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Shutterstock Creates a $10K Global Grant Fund For Women Artists

Women recipients of Shutterstock grant fund

Shutterstock, one of the largest providers of stock photography, stock footage, stock music, and editing tools has announced a global grant program. The program is called Through Their Eyes, and it was established to celebrate and embolden the diverse perspectives of female and non-binary artists.

EnrichHER Platform Offers $5K Grant to Businesses Owned By Women of Color

Recipients of EnrichHer grants

EnrichHER is a financial platform that offers turnkey solutions for investors interested in supporting companies with women founders, women CEOs, or women in prominent leadership positions.

$1K Scholarships Available For Black Girls With Internships in Public Service

Recipients of Black Girl 44 Scholarship program

The Black Girl 44 Scholarship is a program created by former Obama White House alum Deesha Dyer to encourage the pursuit of internships in public service. This private and independent initiative will award ten $1,000 scholarships to Black/African-American undergraduate women who have earned an internship in public service across the nation for Summer 2021.

Google Offers $25M in Grant Services for Women

Woman recipient of Google Grant

Every year, Google gives away $25 million for the Impact Challenge for Women and Girls to support organizations that help women and girls around the world to turn their economic potential into power. The programs address everything from systemic barriers to economic equality, to those cultivating entrepreneurship, to those developing financial independence, and more.

Venture Capital Firm Invests $100-250K in Women-Owned Tech Businesses

Founders of Chloe Capital

Chloe Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in women-led innovation companies. While recognized for their #InvestInWomen tour, female founders do not need to participate in one of their signature programs to receive funding opportunities from Chloe Capital, or any of their co-investing partners.