Last Updated on January 27, 2023 by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt
Being a single mother in this economy is a lot harder. But it doesn’t have to be that difficult if you have some help. Women can benefit from thousands of federal grants.
The U.S. federal government has a variety of grant opportunities that address women’s issues, not just in America but all over the globe. Nonprofit organizations must be mature and stable entities that have been helping women for at most 3-5 years. They also need to have a track record of building community partnerships with other organizations.
Before applying for federal grants, the agency must have case histories of women who were helped by the program. They should also have a record of the number of women served in the past years.
Women Groups That Offer Federal Grants
WomensNet Amber Grant Foundation
Offers a $25,000 yearly grant and monthly grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Fill out the application form to apply. It asks for your contact information, business idea and what you will do with the grant money. The $15 application fee is a negative aspect of this grant.
Mary Kay Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
Every year, the Mary Kay Foundation grants money directly to domestic violence shelters. In the last year, grants totaling $3 million were awarded to 150 shelters across the country.
Federal J.Jill Compassion Fund Grants For Women
Offers this grant to help organizations that assist homeless and disadvantaged women by offering job training, education, and affordable housing.
The Kroger Company Community Rewards
Offers grants to local organizations that help feed the hungry and prevent breast cancer. You can apply for this grant if you are a non-profit that helps women living near Kroger stores. This grant is open to women who apply before the deadline.
Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award
AAUW (American Association of University Women), awards this grant to an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution over the past year toward equality and education of women.
Avon Breast Cancer Safety Net Program
For the treatment of cancer, health care institutions and organizations may apply for up to $100,000. The deadline for applying depends on where you live. Avon also provides millions of dollars in grants through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative.
Open Meadows Foundation
Open Meadows grants up to $2000 to projects that help women and girls and are led by them. It is designed to promote gender, economic and racial justice. Smaller organizations have a higher priority than larger organizations.
Other Federal Grants & Opportunities For Women
The Office of Public Health and Science
A minimum $300,000.000 grant to develop new pilot programs that will provide cross-generational HIV/AIDS education methods for women living with HIV/AIDS or at risk. There are up to four awards.
The U.S. Agency for International Development Federal Grants For Women
Grants $300,000 to $500,000 for activities that support creative and timely responses and encourage the abandonment of traditional practices that condone and promote gender-based violence. The Near East, Asia, and Africa are the geographic focus.
The Employment and Training Administration
A maximum $300,000 grant for community-based organizations that will help them to implement innovative projects to increase the recruitment, selection and training of women in construction apprenticeships. Three awards are available.
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Grants up to $150,000 for women’s economic empowerment and political participation. Minimum 3 awards available.
Small Business Administration Federal Grants For Women
Maximum $150,000 to establish new community-based women’s business centers. WBCs offer long-term mentoring, counseling, and business skills training to small businesses, both new and established. They are especially beneficial for women who are economically or socially disadvantaged. There are up to 80 awards.
Administration on Aging
A $240,000 award is available to support a comprehensive program that addresses retirement planning assistance for women.
National Institutes of Health
Grants $200,000 for exploratory/developmental (R21) research grant applications on women’s mental health and sex/gender differences in mental health across the lifespan.
Office of Public Health and Science Federal Grants For Women
Grants $100,000 for HIV Prevention Programs for Women Living in Puerto Rico and U.S Virgin Islands. There are up to four awards.