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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:

Bethel Foundation Offers $1,500 Scholarships to Single Moms

Lynda Powell, the founder of Bethel Foundation, was a struggling single mother who saw the need for the resources that her organization provides to the community. The foundation reaches out to one single mom at a time giving a ray of sunshine at the end of the tunnel by providing team support with scholarship opportunities, mentoring, rehabilitation, and quality housing.

This Foundation Inspires Women and Girls to Be More Physically Active

Women and girls of the Movemeant Foundation

Movemeant Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to making fitness accessible, fun, and empowering while shifting the conversation from weight loss and typical beauty ideals to that of body positivity and supporting one another.

Visa Gives $10K Grants to Black Women-Owned Business in 6 U.S. Cities

Black women entrepreneurs

IFundWomen, the go-to funding marketplace for women-owned businesses and the people who want to support them, has partnered with Visa to launch the She’s Next Grant Program for Black woman entrepreneurs.

Scholarships Available for Future Women Engineers

Future women engineers

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is a global network of IEEE members and volunteers dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists, and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests in a career in engineering and science.

Virtual Lactation Support Platform Raises $500K to Revolutionize Infant Nutrition

Simplifed, a platform accessible to new moms across the U.S., was created for the convenience of mothers to assist with lactation feeding which involves highly skilled and trained lactation consultants who are readily available by appointment to provide answers quickly through a secure, online, video-based connection.

Brown Girl Jane Launches $150K Grant Competition For Black Women Entrepreneurs

Founders of Brown Girl Jane

Brown Girl Jane, a plant-based product line designed to create products that help bring balance and healing to the body has partnered with SheaMoisture for the second time to create #BrownGirlSwap, a $150,000 grant program plus comprehensive programming in support of Black women-owned, independent beauty, and wellness brands.