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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:

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.

Woman-Owned Baking Company Offers $10K Grant to Help Female Entrepreneurs

You Glow Girl grant recipients

Cristie Besu, a registered nurse, certified sports nutritionist, and founder/CEO of Eat Me Guilt Free has a product line that was created in her home kitchen in 2013 to help people to craft nutrition programs. The goal is to help with everything from disease management to improving labs, to just being able to move and feel better about themselves.

Women Sports Foundation Funds $10K Grants for Mom Athletes

President of Women’s Sports Foundation

The Women’s Sports Foundation (WFS), founded in 1974 to advance the lives of women and girls through sports and physical activity. The foundation has joined with track and field star, US Olympian Allyson Felix and Athleta to create the Child Care Grant.

Women's Investment Group Funding Up to $150K for Startups

Female angel investors from 37 Angels

37 Angels, an organization made up of female angel investors who invest in women-owned small businesses, recognizes the difficulties women business owners face and they strive to close that gap by helping women keep their companies afloat. They are currently offering grants of up to $150,000.