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2020 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!

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3 Careers That Help You Make a Difference in Society

3 Careers That Help You Make a Difference in Society

Success doesn’t just stem from a good paycheck and benefits. If you want to reach true happiness in your professional life, you’ll need to choose a career that you find fulfilling and enriching. The right career can allow you to pursue your passions, touch the lives of others, and leave the world a better place than you found it. No matter what your interests are or what field you want to enter, there are plenty of job opportunities that will let you leave your mark on the world. Here are just some of the careers that help you make a difference in society.

VCU Partners With Girls For A Change (GFAC) to Launch Scholarship Program

Girls For A Change

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Girls for A Change (GFAC) have joined together to introduce scholarship opportunities for girls. GFAC's focus is to ensure girls progress ahead of the learning curve, break cycles, and close the opportunity gaps faced by too many disadvantaged, marginalized or underrepresented girls—specifically Black girls.

Funding Available for Fashion Entrepreneurs

Fashion entrepreneurs

Hello Alice’s Business for All Grant is supporting $250,000 to small businesses including those who are in the fashion industry. 15 small business owners will receive an award and, one recipient will receive a $50,000 award.

Lowe’s Launches LISC Grant Program for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

Women participants in Lowe's LISC grant program

Lowe’s-LISC is offering $55 million in grants to help small businesses bridge the financial gap and stay afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and they are also providing assistance to help small businesses navigate the complex web of resources available.

Scholarships for Low Income Women With a Vision

Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress has founded The Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund. The scholarships are awarded every year to low-income women 35 years of age or older. Established in 1978 the fund has awarded over $1.8 million in scholarships to over 700 women with a vision and know-how to benefit themselves, their families, and their communities through education.

Ohio Grants to Assist Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

Woman entrepreneur from Ohio

The city of Columbus has founded The Ohio Micro-Enterprise Grant Program, a $5 million program that is helping support small minority-owned and women-owned businesses mend from the impact of the coronavirus crisis. The program will grant qualified businesses $10,000 to help cover expenses lost due to the economic shutdown.