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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.

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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:

3 Key Ways Technology Can Improve Customer Service For Women-Owned Companies

Business woman looking to buy technology

For quite some time now, we’ve relied on technology to help us through life. W use our smartphones for communication, maps, and information. We use computers at work—no matter our position. It’s all around us constantly, and the ways we utilize it can be the difference between stasis and success. When it comes to the workplace, customer service is one of those areas where technology (when used efficiently) can lead to success. Here are a few ways technology can improve customer service. Take a look below!

This Fund is Keeping Women and Girls Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Young girls participating in Collective Future Fund awareness event

The Collective Future Fund is presenting a $2 million Survivor Safety and Support Fund to support survivors of gender-based violence. They encourage direction and collective action by establishing healing and recruitment efforts to ensure the safety of women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Foundation Gives COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants to Women in Mississippi

Members of Women's Foundation of Mississippi

The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, a public funding organization focusing on advancing provisions for women and girls across the state, is giving away instant support grants in the amount of $55,000 for eleven Mississippi-based nonprofit agencies and programs serving the state’s most vulnerable women and families in wake of COVID-19.

Founder of Social Networking App For Moms Raises Another $12M in Funding

Peanut, a social networking app for mothers

Peanut, a social networking app for mothers, has secured $12 million dollars in additional funding. In 2017, entrepreneur Michelle Kennedy founded the diverse user base platform to better support women in all phases of motherhood.

Foundation For Black Women's Wellness to Give Away Mini-Grants to Families Affected By COVID-19

Members of The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness gives mini-grants to women to meet their family’s urgent need for food, housing, toiletries, medication, childcare, healthcare expenses, and crucial costs. They are committed to supporting and advocating for women and families in our community during this unprecedented time of uncertainty and instability brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Launches the Save Small Business Fund

Woman recipient of a Save Small Business Fund grant

The Save Small Business Fund is a grantmaking initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation along with the support of our founding partner, Vistaprint, and supporting partners Travelers, Merck, and S&P Global Foundation have joined together to help cover small businesses with funding to help provide immediate financial needs during COVID-19.