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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:

Non-Profit Launches 2nd Accelerator Hub Program to Help Underserved Women Become Entrepreneurs

Women entrepreneurs

Positive Planning US, founded in 1998, has been using entrepreneurship to support domestic and international issues of economic, social, cultural, and ecological needs.

New Initiative to Mobilize $1 Billion for Black Girls and Young Women For 10 Years

Black Girl Freedom Fund

The Black Girl Freedom Fund is an initiative of Grantmakers for Girls of Color (G4GC), a fiscally-sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. The fund supports work that advances the well-being of Black girls and their families, including work that centers and advances the power of girls through organizing, asset mapping, capacity-building, legal advocacy, and narrative work that seeks to shift structural violence.

Angelina Jolie Launches Program to Train Women on How to Care For Bees

Angelina Jolie

Actor, filmmaker, and humanitarian activist Angelina Jolie, godmother of the Women for Bees program is helping to promote a female beekeeping entrepreneurship program launched by UNESCO and Guerlain to draw attention to World Bee Day.

Mentoring and Educational Programs For Women Accelerators

Members of the Women Accelerators organization

Women Accelerators is an organization that is passionate about promoting the advancement of female professionals and entrepreneurs. They are focused on giving women the tools they need to succeed in working towards bridging the gender gap. The lack of gender equality and the under-representation of women at the senior level is evident in the boardroom from the corporate 500 to startups.

Foundation to Give Cash Grants of Up to $10K to Black Women Entrepreneurs

SoGal Foundation is the largest global platform for diverse women entrepreneurs and investors. Spanning 6 continents with hyper-local programming in over 50 cities, their mission is to close the diversity gap in entrepreneurship and venture capital.

Dream Big Awards to Give $25K to Small and Woman-Owned Businesses

Women recipients of Dream Big Awards

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the very best business owners, and they have a special award just for women entrepreneurs. Their annual Dream Big Awards program honors the achievements of small businesses and highlights their contributions to America’s economic growth.