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125 Grants, Loans and Scholarships for Women

Welcome to the WE Magazine for Women 125 Grants, loans and scholarships for women resource.  This list has been completely updated from the original 100 Grants, loans and scholarships list posted in November 2007.  As of August 21, 2017 all links have been checked for accuracy. Should you offer grants, loans or scholarships for women or know of additional resources feel free to leave them in the comments section below.


"125 Grants, Loans and Scholarships for Women" 1. The  Amber Foundation ~
2. School of Computer Science ~  (replace ADA)
3. Womens Fund of Central Ohio ~
4. Scholarships for Mom ~
5. The Asia Foundation ~
6. Avon Foundation for Women ~
7. Boston Women’s Fund ~
8. Breast Cancer Fund –
9. Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
10. Arizona Business and Professional Women’s Foundation ~
11. Business Owners’ Idea Cafe ~
12. Canadian Women’s Foundation ~
13. College of Education & Human Development ~
14. Huggies Mom Inspired Grant Program ~
15. Chicago Foundation for Women ~
16. The Commonwealth Fund ~
17. Women’s Guide to Paying for College ~
18. The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting ~
19. Ellis L. Phillips Foundation ~
20. Exxon Contributions ~
21. Federal Money Retriever ~
22. Financial Women International ~
23. The Fund for Women Artists ~
24. Fundsnet Services ~
25. Girls Global Education Fund ~
26. Global Fund for Women ~
27. The Henry Luce Foundation ~
28. Intuit’s Love a Local Business ~
29. Iowa Women’s Foundation ~
30. The Kentucky Foundation for Women ~
31. Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation ~
32. The Columbus Foundation ~
33. Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting ~
34. Maine Women’s Fund ~
35. Microenterprise Development Industry ~
36. National Association of Commissions for Women ~
37. The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development ~
38. National Organization for Women (NOW) Foundation, Inc. ~
39. Super Mompreneur Fund ~
40. College Scholarships for Women ~
41. New Mexico Women’s Foundation ~
42. Nokomis Foundation ~
43. Open Meadows Foundation ~
44. Procter & Gamble Fund ~
45. Small Business Administration (Office of Women’s Business Ownership) ~
46. Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs (SBIR/SBT) –¬
47. Small Business Innovative Research Program (SBIR) ~
48. Travel Grants for Women ~
49. Community Foundation of Western Nevada ~
50. Three Guineas Fund ~
51. United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) East and Southeast Asia ~
52. Verizon Foundation ~
53. The Vermont Women’s Fund ~
54. Web of Benefit ~
55. Whirlpool Foundation ~
56. WHO Foundation ~
57. Women’s Business Grants ~
58. Women’s Finance ~
59. Women’s Net ~
60. Women’s Fund of Central Indiana ~
61. The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham ~
62. Women in the Skilled Trades Scholarships ~
63. Women’s Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Vancouver ~
64. Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley ~
65. Jeanette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund ~
65. Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona ~
67. Women’s Funding Network ~
68. Women’s Philanthropy Institute ~
69  Eileen Fisher Co.
70. Smart Women Grants (ZION BANK) ~
71. The One Family Scholar ~
72.The Girls Going Places® Entrepreneurship Award Program ~
73. The Margaret MacNamara Memorial ~ Fund
74. Woman Owned ~
75. Society of Women Engineers ~
76. Go Girl! Grants ~
77. Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship ~
78. AARP Women’s Scholarship Foundation ~
79. Talbots Women’s Scholarship

80. The Sunshine Lady Foundation ~
81. Women In Business Scholarships
82. Laurels Fund ~
83. Michele L. McDonald Scholarship ~
84. Rowling, Dold & Associates LLP Scholarship ~
85. ~
86. Anita Borge Memorial Scholarship ~
87. National Association of Women In Construction ~
88. Women Gamers scholarships ~
89. WorldStudio AIGA Scholarships ~
90. College Art Association ~
91. National Sculpture Society, Inc. ~
92. Handweavers Guild of America, Inc ~

"125 Grants, Loans and Scholarships for Women"93. American Express Small Business Network
94. Bank of America
95. Business Matchmaking
96. First Union
97. Fund Isabella-
98. New Vista Capital Fund
99. – People-to-People Lending
100. Lending Tree ~
101. United Bank
102. My Financial Programs ~
103. Womens Venture Fund
104. Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOps)
105.  Accion USA (formerly Working Capital)
106. International Association of Culinary Professionals Foundation ~
107. Michigan Women’s Fund ~
108. Scholarship Information from Starchefs ~
109. Union Bank ~
110. Women Chefs & Restaurateurs ~
111. The James Beard Foundation Individual School Scholarships ~
112. The Charlie Trotter Culinary Education Foundation ~
113. Obama Scholarships For Mothers –
114. Know Your Worth Scholarships ~
115.  American Business Women’s Association ~
116. Graneem America ~
117. Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative ~
118. Elizabeth Street Capital ~

Angle Investors, Venture Capital and Other FUNDING Resources

119. Angel Capital Association Web site (
120. Angels in America
121. Angel Investor Directory
121. Diversity 2000 –
122. Financing for For-Profit Organizations
123. Nerd Wallet ~
124. Raising Start-Up Capital
125. Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers ~
Additional Resources on Angel Investing, Grants and MORE:

Earning Your Wings Angel investors are getting tougher. To land seed money, you should, too.

Who exactly are angel investors?

Finance and capital mentor Guy Kawasaki defines angel investors, and when and how an entrepreneur should seek them out.

How do you get investors to read a business plan? Finding a go-between can help get your business plan in front of interested investors, according to Writing a Business Plan mentor Rhonda Abrams.

ABCs of Borrowing –

Take the Proposal Writing Short Course:

One note of caution, as with anything you find online, please use due diligence when applying to these sites and especially when hiring ANYONE to assist you with your grant proposals. You can avoid scam artists by thoroughly researching any unfamiliar programs before spending your hard earned money and more importantly sharing your personal information with potential grant writers.

For more information on how to GET A GRANT, check out the post: GRANTS FOR WOMEN ~ How to Get Them.

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    This is one the most comprehensive lists of grant money money I have seen. Do you know of any grant money available to churches?

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    Not that we have researched. I recommend the best resource on the planet for research and that is G-O-O-G-L-E! Bing is also a good tool and of course if you have an association for churches that too may offer you some good resources.

    Have a great day… and thanks for stopping by!


  8. good post. May I copy this article in my blog? surely I’ll write down the source .. 🙂 Thanks.

  9. This is an unbelievable resource; thank you so much for putting it together! Will pass this on for sure.

  10. Heidi Richards says:

    Thanks Tia! Appreciate your stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  13. I Loved this article. I’ve been looking everywhere for a one stop shop for business grants geared towards women. THANK YOU!

  14. Aliza Shehpatii says:

    I’m trying to find grant money to take a training program. Thanks for the great post, i think it will help me to get what i m looking for…

  15. This is amazing!! I have not gone through each one yet, I was wondering if there is any of these sholarships geared towards women from South Africa who are in the US?. Just trying to save time.

  16. For the Amber Foundation grant, visitors can simply go to, or

  17. Thanks Tara for the update!

  18. Krystle Hawkes says:

    are there any grants on this list for women trying to pay for college? If not, can you direct me to a place I can find a list like this for college-going women?

  19. Krystie,

    I recommend you look thru the list to see if any are appropriate to your personal situation as each one has different criteria. We only compile the list and do not manage the details or internal data. Thank you for asking… My best to you in your grant quest.

    Heidi and Team