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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:

Facebook Gave $20M in Grants to Women and Minority-Owned Business in 2020

In 2020, Facebook supported businesses everywhere affected by COVID-19 and gave away $100 million to up to 30,000 eligible businesses across 30 countries where they operate. At least $20 million of those funds was specifically allocated to minority women-owned businesses.

Facebook Group Launches to Support Women Engineers Who Aspire to Be Entrepreneurs

Members of SWE

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Entrepreneurs’ Affinity Group kicked off a week-long program in November 2020 that to support women engineers who aspire to be entrepreneurs.

Foundation Partners With Nike to Support Black and Brown Women Entrepreneurs

Founder of Black Girl Ventures

Black Girl Ventures (BGV) has announced a partnership with Nike that allows them to expand its chapters to continue to support and fund Black and Brown women. Corporations and other organizations are beginning to understand the equity gaps in our communities. They believe relationships like these allow them to further deepen their mission to reach as many women as possible.

Women’s Speaker Series to Feature Leading Public Policy and Advocacy Experts

Women's Funding Network

The Women’s Funding Network is a growing community of more than 120 women’s funds, foundations, gender equity funders, allies, and individuals spanning 14 countries. Together, they created a community of practice that creates and evolves intersectional gender-lens approaches to philanthropy, for gender equality and justice across the globe.

Natural Hair & Skincare Brand Creates $1M Fund for Women of Color Entrepreneurs

Women of color entrepreneurs

SheaMoisture, a Black-owned company that produces all-natural hair and skincare products has announced, under its long-established Community Commerce business model, a $1 million fund to support entrepreneurs of color and small businesses.

Benefits of Custom Signage for Women-Owned Businesses

Benefits of Custom Signage for Your Business

When you start a new business, you must consider all angles of marketing and advertising so you can get your name out there. One of the fastest and most creative ways to do this is to post signage that reflects your personality and originality. These are the benefits of custom signage for your business.