Grants for Women

Grants for Women


There are thousands of federal grants that will benefit women. However, you will be disappointed if you think the U.S. government will give a woman a direct grant just because she is a woman. It doesn't work that way. The U.S. federal government has over 900 federal grant programs. Some of these grants are designed to help women with specific needs or living in specific geographic locations. If your nonprofit agency's mission is to help women, then the first resource you should check out is our FederalGrants.com Federal Grant Search.

As you will see from the lists below, the U.S. federal government offers a wide range of diverse grant opportunities which address issues for women not only in America, but around the world. In order to qualify for a federal grant such as these, nonprofit organizations should be stable and mature entities who have been in the business of helping women for at least 3-5 years and have a good record of developing community partnerships with other helping organizations. The agency should have case histories of women who have been helped by their program, have kept track of the numbers of women served during the previous years, and be stable financially before applying for a federal grant.

The following grants for women are available to groups across the United States that assist women:

  1. J.Jill Compassion Fund Grant
    Fashion retailer J.Jill offers this grant to fund organizations that help disadvantaged and homeless women become self-sufficient by providing job training, education, or affordable housing.

  2. The Kroger Company Foundation
    Kroger provides grants to assist local organizations help feed the hungry, prevent breast cancer, and provide disaster relief services. Non-profits that help women in areas near a Kroger retail location may apply. There is no deadline to apply for this grant for women.

  3. Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund
    Talbots Charitable Foundation is awarding one $30,000 scholarship and seventeen $10,000 scholarships to women who wish to obtain a college education later in life.

  4. Avon Breast Cancer Safety Net Program
    Health care institutions and organizations can apply for up to $100,000 to provide cancer diagnostic and treatment services to the medically underserved. The deadline to apply depends on your location.

  5. Mary Kay Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
    Each year the Mary Kay Foundation awards grant money directly to domestic violence shelters. Last year, $3 million in grants was awarded to 150 shelters throughout the nation.

  6. Open Meadows Foundation
    Open Meadows makes grants up to $2000 available to projects that assist, and are led by, women and girls. The goal is to promote gender, economic, and racial justice.

A search of our FederalGrants.com database reveals these grants for women recently offered by the United States federal government:


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