List of Federal Grants for Women

Federal Grants for Women – U.S Government is providing various grants for U.S citizens and many of them are dedicated to women also in various aspects. Although there are many federal grants for women, apparently they are not as easy to give away just because the applicant is a woman, it is not as simple as that. More than 900 federal grants are provided by the U.S federal government for women with a specific need or living in specific geographic locations.

If you happen to have a similar interest in helping women through your non-profit agency, you may want to do Federal grants search to know more information dealing with grants for women. A wide range of grants categories is offered by the U.S federal government, not only for women in America but also for women around the world. Below, there is a list of various grants for women you may want to check.

As for the basic requirements to qualify for federal grants for women such as listed below, your non-profit org

The organization should have been at least 3-5 years running steadily in this women helping business and should have a good track record of developing community partnerships with other helping organizations. Even more, the non-profit organization should have a good track history of women who have been helped so far, keep a good record history of the women served for a few years back, as well as financially stable.


List of Provider for Federal Grants for Women

1. 2012 J.Jill Compassion Fund Grant

The focus of this J.Jill Compassion Fund Grant is to finance organizations that provide help to those homeless and disadvantaged women by making them able to be independent through job training, education, or affordable housing. This requires you to submit your application before December 21st, 2012.

2. The Kroger Company Foundation

This foundation basically helps non-profit organizations or charitable activities in locations where Kroger customers and associates live and work. Grants are provided for local organizations that help feed the hungry, prevent breast cancer, and provide disaster relief services. Only proposals from 501(c)(3) or we can say public charities, private foundations or private operating foundations are considered. So if you think you qualified, you may apply for the grants, but don’t worry there is no deadline for this grant.

3. Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund

This foundation is providing scholarships to women who want to have college educations. Luckily, this foundation is always offering scholarships program each year, this year Talbots Charitable Foundation is awarding one $30,000 scholarship and seventeen $10,000 scholarships to women who have the spirit to get college educations.

4. Avon Breast Cancer Safety Net Program

This program supports institutions and organizations that are working to help uninsured, at-risk, low-income, and minority patients. The program is open to healthcare institutions and organizations; they are open to apply to $250,000. You may start to apply on January 9, 2012, don’t be in a rush since the closing date to apply will be on September 7, 2012, however, this date could be different from one location to another.

5. Mary Kay Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program

Basically, the aim of Marry Kay grant program is to give financial help to domestic violence shelters. This program has given $3 million to help 150 shelters established all over the nation. However, if you are interested to apply for the grant, the chance is quite limited since the deadline is on June 30th, 2012.


Besides these grants, actually there are still several of grants for women available and listed on Here are some of them:

  • The Office of Public Health and Science: trial or experimental programs which intended to give HIV/AIDS education to women who are close to HIV/AIDS possibility, may apply for this grant. A minimum of $300,000 grant will be awarded to up to four qualified applicants.
  • The U.S. Agency for International Development: this grant will support activities which will encourage and implement an understanding to abandon traditional gender-based discrimination which leads to violence and inequality. The amount of grant from $300,000-$500,000 are provided for activities which focus in Africa, Asia and the Near East.
  • The Employment and Training Administration: This grant focuses in helping women in apprenticeships in the construction industry by awarding grants to community-based organizations which concerned on the matter and works to improve recruitment, selection, training, and employment of women in the area of work. Up to $300,000 will be awarded to three community-based organizations.
  • Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs: The grants are available for women’s economic empowerment, to foster political participation, and/or contribute to women/girls’ freedom from violence. Minimum of three grants will be awarded; each of them will receive their grant up to $150,000.
  • Small Business Administration: this is all about women, this grant will fund up to 80 eligible applicants who are interested in starting a community-based women’s business centers. WBCs provide long-term business skills training, counseling and mentoring to benefit “newcomer” as well as developed small businesses that are owned and controlled by women, especially for those in economic drawback. Up to $150,000 will be awarded to each eligible applicant.
  • Administration on Aging: It will be funding on an all-around program focuses on retirement planning assistance for women. However, this $240,000 grant is only available for one eligible applicant. The mission of the Center is to provide women with access to a one-stop gateway that integrates financial information and resources for retirement planning, future, health, and long-term care with Older Americans Act Programs.
  • National Institutes of Health: the amount of $200,000 is available for developmental(R21) research grant applications on women’s mental health and sex/gender differences in mental health across the lifespan. This institutes encourages new, exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early stages of project development.
  • Office of Public Health and Science: up to 4 grants will be awarded to programs that focus on HIV prevention for living in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. An amount of $100,000 will be given to each eligible applicant.