Women Grants

Grants for women are usually sourced through foundations.  These grants are offered for many types of needs, i.e. domestic violence, education, housing, nutrition, short-term funding for assistance with rent or utilities,  business expansion, or financial training, to name a few.   Continue reading

Women Government Grants

There are not many Federal government grants for women that are restricted to women applicants only.  The grant funding usually targets women as the intended beneficiaries of the funds, but the grant funds are initially awarded to states, municipalities, educators or non-profits and occasionally small businesses or other for-profit concerns. Government grants for women fall within the context of providing fair representation of women in awarding of funds. Continue reading

Women Education Grants

Foundations as well as government agencies offer education grants for women.  Many philanthropists feel that women are held back when pursuing higher education for both financial and cultural reasons. Foundations may offer grants to pursue specific interests, such as computing or technology, or they may simply focus on education as a goal.  Continue reading

Small Business Funding Grants

A few federal programs provide grants to small firms engaged in scientific research and development (R&D). The Federal government’s SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs award a specific percentage of Federal R&D funds to qualified small businesses. SBIR/STTR programs encourage small firms to undertake scientific research that helps meet Federal R&D objectives, and have high potential for commercialization if successful. Continue reading

Research Grants

Grants for research are normally funded either by large corporations or through government funding.  Typically, the grantor requests research to solve a problem, or to measure outcomes through comparative analysis and offers a research grant to have this information provided. Continue reading