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2020 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.

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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:

4 Logistics Tips for Small Businesses

4 Logistics Tips for Small Businesses

When done correctly, logistics is a wonderful ballet of moving parts and products. There are no mistakes, nothing is ever lost, and nothing damaged. Things don’t always go right, unfortunately. An uncoordinated and poorly planned logistic operation is a nightmare that never ends. A disorganized supply chain can lead to headaches, unhappy customers, and even the closure of your business. Logistics tips for small businesses are applicable to all industries and will help you keep your customers happy.

How to Work from Home With Kids

How to Work from Home With Kids

While parents want to give their attention to their kids, working from home while caring for kids brings two roles in close proximity. As your kids demand your time, you also have presentations to prepare and calls to make. Here is how to work from home with kids for parents who struggle to reach a happy medium between acting as parent and worker.

3 Ways to Make Your Small Business More Eco-Friendly

3 Ways to Make Your Small Business More Eco-Friendly

If you’re a woman just starting the small business you’ve been dreaming up for years, now is the time to define your core principles. For better or worse, the values to which you commit early on tend to stick around as your venture grows. Transparency with clients, commitment to data, and other values are immensely important, but eco-friendliness deserves your attention. If you subscribe early on to eco-friendliness, you can do so much good for your world and gain like-minded partners and clients. Here are some ways to make your small business more eco-friendly so that you can build a durable culture of sustainability.

Ways to Improve Your Business's Connectivity

Ways to Improve Your Business's Connectivity

Nowadays, every company requires a reliable internet connection. Your internet allows you to operate your business, connect with customers, and market your product or services effectively. Without a dependable internet connection, you’re going to have a hard time staying productive when you have to fix downtime by resetting routers, changing cables, and so on. Not to mention, without a reliable internet connection, your employees can’t work efficiently. As a female business owner, your team depends on you to make the right calls and investments to have a good internet connection. If you’d like to learn some ways to improve your business's connectivity, read our guide below.

Emergency Pandemic Grants For the Safety of Women and Girls in Maine

Women from Maine

The Maine Women’s Fund has promptly produced specialized support to meet the urgent needs of women and girls across the state. Funders and advocates quickly responded and within six weeks, gifts totaling $40,000 were received from the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, Sam L. Cohen Foundation, and the PRBB Foundation and over $13,000 from 59 different individuals.

Amber Grant Foundation Offers Funding For Women Entrepreneurs

Woman entrepreneur in her office

In 1998, WomensNet joined with the entrepreneurial community for women to launch The Amber Grant Foundation. The foundation was established in memory of a very special young woman, Amber Wigdahl, who died at the age of 19 before fulfilling her entrepreneurial dream.