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 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. 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. Avon has also provided millions in grants under its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. Small organizations are giving a priority over larger ones.
  6. Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award
    AAUW (American Association of University Women) awards this grant to the person or organization it feels has contributed greatly over the past year towards equality and education for women.

A search of our database reveals these grants for women recently offered by the United States federal government: is not endorsed by, or affiliated with, any government agency. Copyright ©2017