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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!


The Latest Opportunities and Advice For Women:

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.

Scholarships for Single Moms Interested in Going Back to School

Single mom with son

The Custody X Change Giving Fund awards up to $1,000 in scholarships to three single-parent recipients each year. The scholarship application window is open all year; each semester's application window opens right after the previous semester's deadline.

Ford Foundation Launches $15M Fund to Help Black Women

Founders of the Black Feminist Fund

The Ford Foundation, an independent, nonprofit grant-making organization. For more than 80 years it has worked with courageous people on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.

Megan Thee Stallion Teams Up With Fashion Nova to Fund $1 Million in Scholarships for Women

Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion partners with Fashion Nova, the world’s leading quick-to-market apparel and lifestyle brand to giveaway $1 million in grants and scholarships for the Women on Top Fund, a new female empowerment initiative.

Tips for Starting a Woman-Owned Beverage Business

Tips for Starting Your Own Beverage Business
If your dreams and goals include owning your own beverage business, that is great! However, just like starting any business, the process might be a bit overwhelming and stressful. Nevertheless, you can do what you can to minimize that trouble and distress by doing your research and preparing for the business venture altogether. To start, read our information that covers tips for starting your own beverage business that might just lead you down the stress-free path to success.

Cocokind Impact Foundation Provides Up to $10K in Grants to Women-Owned Businesses

Woman recipient of Cocokind Impact Foundation

The Cocokind Impact Foundation provides financial grants from $2,500 to $10,000 to female-identifying entrepreneurs in the health, wellness, and sustainability industries, who are focused on creating social impact through business. Their foundation is set up by Cocokind and managed through Philanthropic Ventures Foundation.