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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:

International Scholarship Program For Women Pursuing a Degree in Business Management

Zonta International scholarship recipients

Zonta International, a non-profit organization that aims to advance the status of women around the world, has an annual scholarship program for women who are pursuing a degree in business management.

Fintech Platform Supports Canadian Women Entrepreneurs in the Food & Agri-Tech Industry

Users of The 51 platform

A new platform called The 51 has been launched to enable investors and entrepreneurs to have democratized access to women-led capital for women-led businesses to build mutual wealth and social/environmental impact.

Microsoft's Annual Scholarship Program For Women Pursuing STEM Careers

Microsoft, one of the world's biggest technology companies, has launched a program that seeks to empower and enable high school women and non-binary people to go to college to seek a career in the STEAM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math).

'Waiting to Exhale' Event Series Helps Support Women with Mental Health Challenges

Latonya Jackson, founder of Waiting to Exhale events

Latonya Jackson, a mother from Madison, Wisconsin who has gone through similar struggles herself, has set out to help other women battling mental health challenges find support.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Helps Single Moms in Atlanta

Single mom in housing

United Way of Greater Atlanta (UWGA) brings together people and resources to tackle complex issues and drive sustainable positive change to help their community thrive. Together with the city of Atlanta, UWGA announced the re-open of their Emergency Housing Assistance Program in October 2021.

Dove Chocolate Launches $10K Grant Program for Women Small Business Owners

Dove, a popular American brand of chocolate owned and manufactured by Mars, has launched their #DOVEInstaGrants Program to help encourage women's entrepreneurial dreams.