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Grants & Scholarships For Women (C-E)

A comprehensive listing (in alphabetical order) of the top organizations, foundations, and venture capital funds that provide grants and other funding options for women:


Canadian Women's Foundation (CWF)
CWF is Canada’s first, and only, national public foundation designed to raise and grant funds to meet the needs of women and girls. Women across Canada tell us repeatedly that poverty and violence are the two major issues affecting self-reliance and independence for women.
Funding Amount: Varies
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Chicago Foundation for Women
One of the largest women’s funds in the world, Chicago Foundation for Women believes that all women and girls in the Chicago metropolitan area should have the opportunity to achieve their potential and to live in safe, just and healthy communities. We support the achievement of social justice through grant-making and advocacy. Their work is rooted in three principals of women’s human rights:
- Economic security
- Freedom from violence and
- Access to health services
Funding Amount: $5,000 to $50,000
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Colin Higgins Foundation
Through its grantmaking activities, The Colin Higgins Foundation supports organizations that build the power and leadership of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered youth (age 13-24) through:
- Grassroots organizing and/or comprehensive leadership development
- Working with historically underprivileged constituencies: youth of color,
transgendered, immigrant,low income or rural youth/and or youth in reservation
- Striving to bring about institutional change in the legal, political economic or
cultural structures that impact the LGBT youth, and;
- Working to link LGBT youth to other organization and social justice movements.
Funding Amount: $10,000 - $20,000
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Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting Scholarships
The Educational Foundation awards scholarships to women who are pursuing accounting degrees at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Funding Amount: $1,000 - $5,000
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