Grants for Women - August Edition

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Grants For Women
Organizations and Foundations That Provide Grants For Women


Altrusa International Foundation
The Altrusa International Foundation is a not-for-profit, philanthropic corporation established in 1962 by Altrusa International, Inc., a worldwide volunteer service organization devoted to contributing to human well-being through the development and implementation of effective local community service programs. Volunteers and beneficiaries include women and men.
Grant Amount: $250 - $1,000
More Info: www.altrusa.com

 

American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Features information on fellowships, grants, and awards for female students, presented by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) in Washington, D.C. Discusses AAUW Educational Foundation fellowships and grants, AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund support for sex discrimination lawsuits, and the International Federation of University Women.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.aauw.org/fga/index.cfm and www.aauw.org/3000/fdnfelgra/career.html

 


Arcus Foundation
Provides grants through several funds, to include the Arcus Fund, Gay & Lesbian Fund, Great Apes Fund, and the National Fund. The Arcus Foundation envisions and contributes to a pluralistic world that celebrates diversity and dignity, invests in social justice, and promotes tolerance and compassion.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.arcusfoundation.org


 


Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is committed to supporting programs and organizations that create opportunity, enhance self-esteem and increase awareness about cultural and community issues among young men and women.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.blankfoundation.org


 


Association For Women In Mathematics
The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.awm-math.org


 


Association for Women In Science Scholarships and Fellowships
Each year, the AWIS Educational Foundation offers predoctoral awards and college scholarships for high school seniors in the amount of $1,000. A new program, the Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award, is for college sophomores or juniors studying physics or geoscience.
Grant Amount: $1,000
More Info: www.awis.org/careers/edfoundation.html


 


Avon Foundation
The Avon Foundation is committed to the mission to improve the lives of women and their families. Now past the half century milestone, the Avon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that brings this mission to life through two key areas of focus: breast cancer and domestic violence.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.avoncompany.com/women


 


Barbara Lee Family Foundation
The Barbara Lee Family Foundation was founded by Barbara Lee to strategically advance two of her longstanding passions – women in politics and the contemporary arts. The Women in Politics Program Area is dedicated to engaging women in the American democratic process and promoting their participation at all levels of government.
Grant Amount: Not listed.
More Info: www.barbaraleefoundation.org


 


Canadian Women's Foundation (CWF)
CWF is Canada’s first, and only, national public foundation designed to raise and grant funds to meet the needs of women and girls. Women across Canada tell us repeatedly that poverty and violence are the two major issues affecting self-reliance and independence for women.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.cdnwomen.org


 


Chicago Foundation for Women
One of the largest women’s funds in the world, Chicago Foundation for Women believes that all women and girls in the Chicago metropolitan area should have the opportunity to achieve their potential and to live in safe, just and healthy communities. We support the achievement of social justice through grant-making and advocacy. Their work is rooted in three principals of women’s human rights:
- Economic security
- Freedom from violence and
- Access to health services
Grant Range: $5,000 to $50,000
More Info: www.cfw.org


 


Colin Higgins Foundation
Through its grantmaking activities, The Colin Higgins Foundation supports organizations that build the power and leadership of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered youth (age 13-24) through:
- Grassroots organizing and/or comprehensive leadership development
- Working with historically underprivileged constituencies: youth of color,
transgendered, immigrant,low income or rural youth/and or youth in reservation
communities
- Striving to bring about institutional change in the legal, political economic or
cultural structures that impact the LGBT youth, and;
- Working to link LGBT youth to other organization and social justice movements.
Grant Amount: $10,000-$20,000
More Info: www.colinhiggins.org


 


Dorothy Harris Endowed Scholarship
Established in honor of Dr. Dorothy Harris, pioneer and advocate for women in sports. Its goal is to assist women graduate students pursuing one of the following fields of study: Physical Education, Sport Management, Sport Psychology or Sport Sociology.
Grant Amount: $1,500
More Info: www.womenssportsfoundation.org/cgibin/iowa/funding/featured.html?re...


 


Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting Scholarships
The Educational Foundation awards scholarships to women who are pursuing accounting degrees at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Grant Amount: $1,000 - $5,000
More Info: www.efwa.org/scholarships.htm


 


ExxonMobil Grants For Women and Girls
This new community investment initiative, Educating Women and Girls , is focused on providing and improving educational and training opportunities for women and girls in the developing countries where we live and work.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/Citizenship/gcr_women_girls.asp


 


Federated Dept Store Foundation
Charitable giving through the Federated Foundation, from Federated’s divisions and corporate office and The May Department Stores Foundation totaled more than $33.5 million in fiscal 2005. Areas of strategic focus for the Federated Foundation continue to be education, arts/culture, minority issues, women’s issues and HIV/AIDS.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.federated-fds.com/community/corpgiving.asp


 


Girl’s Best Friend Foundation (Chicago)
The Foundation has supported leadership, activism, and social change by girls and young women since 1994. Over $5.8 million in grants have been made in support of policies and programs that ensure girls’ self determination, power and well being. GBF makes core grants twice a year to support organizations and programs focused on gender conscious youth development, leadership, and activism that furthers feminist social change.
Grant Range: $14,300 to $16,500
More Info: www.girlsbestfriend.org


 


Girls Global Education Fund (GGEF)
GGEF is unique in that they are the only organization whose sole mission is to send girls to schools. To address the gender gap that exists between girls’ and boys’ education wanted to give girls a program of their own.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.ggef.org


 


Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award
An annual initiative designed to reward the enterprising spirits of girls ages 12 to 18. Guardian awards prizes to 15 girls who demonstrate budding entrepreneurship; are taking the first steps toward financial independence; and make a difference in their school and communities.
Grant Amount: Up to $30,000
More Info: www.guardianlife.com/womens_channel/girls_going_places/girls_going_...


 


Girls Inc. Grants
Each year, Girls Inc. partners with the Annie E. Casey Foundation to offer the Family Strengthening Awards that recognize Girls Inc. affiliates for outstanding programs that make families stronger and thus, help girls reach their full potential.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.girlsinc.org


 


Go Girl Go! Ambassador Team Awards
The Ambassador Team Awards give $50,000 in grants to teams that demonstrate leadership in their communities by inspiring girls to get involved in sports and physical activity.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.kintera.org/site/pp.asp?c=fkIWLgP3G&b=107774


 


Google Anita Borg Scholarship
As part of Google's ongoing commitment to furthering Dr. Anita Borg's vision, they are pleased to announce the Google Anita Borg Scholarship, through which we hope to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders.
Grant Amount: $1,000 - $10,000
More Info: www.google.com/anitaborg/


 


HORIZONS Scholarship For Women
The scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are U.S. citizens either employed or planning careers in defense or national security areas.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: http://wid.ndia.org/horizon/index.htm


 


International Federation of University Women's Fellowships and Grants (IFUW)
IFUW and its national affiliates help to build the future by offering fellowships and grants to enable women and girls to achieve their educational goals
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.ifuw.org/fellowships/index.htm


 


Jeannette Rankin Foundation For Low Income Women
A non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for, and awarding grants to, low income women, ages 35 and older. Each grant recipient has a vision of how a college education will benefit herself, her family, and her community. Most recipients are in truly meager financial circumstances and may have other hardships or disabilities.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.rankinfoundation.org


 


The Levi Strauss Foundation
The Levi Strauss Foundation (LSF) seeks to alleviate poverty on behalf of women and youth in communities around the world where our employees and our contractors’ employees live and work.
Focus areas include:
- Building assets
- Preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS
- Worker’s Rights
Grant Range: $250 to $458,667
More Info: www.levistrauss.com/Citizenship/LeviStraussFoundation.aspx


 


The Limited Foundation
Limited Brands is committed to being a responsible member of the global community. They support the organizations that reflect the values and concerns of our associates and our customers. In specific, they've targeted programs that are responsive to the needs of women, children, education and our communities.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.limitedbrands.com/social_responsibility/inclusion/index.jsp


 


The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Scholarship Program
Women are the overwhelming majority of professionals in the meeting industry, yet the overwhelming minority in leadership positions in their corporation/organizations. In 2001, MPI launched a “Women’s Leadership Initiative” and has since worked to change this gender-related leadership statistic. Categories of scholarship funding include:
- College education funding
- General leadership education or academic funding
- MPI Programs- for leadership, career and education or academic funding specifically provided by MPI
Scholarship Amounts: Not listed.
More Info: www.mpiweb.org/CMS/mpiweb/mpicontent.aspx?id=5829


 


Mott Foundation
The Mott Foundation has three grantmaking objectives: To strengthen education for democratic participation, To support women’s participation in government and nongovernmental organizations, To strengthen the effectiveness of the nonprofit sector.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.mott.org/grantseeker.aspx


 


Ms. Foundation For Women
The Ms. Foundation for Women has been creating opportunities for women and girls for 30 years. We know that when we invest in women and girls, helping them develop their voices and skills, everyone benefits—men, boys, families, and communities.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.ms.foundation.org


 


National Physical Science Consortium Fellowships For Women
NPSC offers a unique graduate fellowship in the physical sciences and related engineering fields. It is open to all U. S. Citizens, but with emphasis on recruitment of applications from historically underrepresented minorities and women.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.npsc.org/students/


 


New Israel Fund (NIF)
NIF provides grants to a variety of organizations working to promote women's rights and status. A special initiative, in partnership with the Nathan Cummings Foundation, aims to promote social change for Orthodox and Arab women. Other grantees are promoting a long school day to enable women to work, providing legal aid to disempowered women, developing micro-enterprises for immigrant women, and advocating for increased government funds to address the needs of poor women.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.nif.org/content.cfm?cat_id=1520&currbody=1


 


Noel Foundation
The Foundation's longstanding partnership (since 1990) with the United Nations Development Fund For Women (UNIFEM) encourages and supports the advancement of women around the world through entrepreneurial and educational programs.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.thenoelfoundation.org


 


NOW Foundation
This foundation is a non-profit organization that is devoted to furthering women's rights through education and litigation. They are affiliated with the National Organization for Women - the largest organization for women's rights.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.nowfoundation.org


 


Open Society Institute Grants
The Open Society Institute (OSI), a private operating and grantmaking foundation, aims to shape public policy to promote democratic governance, human rights, and economic, legal, and social reform. Locally, OSI implements a range of initiative to support the rule of law, education, public health and independent media. Specifically for women, this organization promotes the advancement of women’s human rights, gender equality, and empowerment as an integral part of the process of democratization.
Grant Range (awarded to programs benefiting women): $340 to $550,000
More Info: www.soros.org/initiatives/women/focus_areas


 


Open Meadows Foundation
This foundation is a grant-making organization for projects that are led by and benefit women and girls. Open Meadows Foundation funds projects that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age or ability.
Grant Amount: Up to $2,000
More Info: www.openmeadows.org


 


The PepsiCo Foundation
The Foundation aims to:
- Advance the knowledge about how to encourage healthy lifestyles and effect positive behavior change
- Support education and community organizations which advance opportunities in undergraduate/graduate education, women and minority owned businesses and workplace equality
- Advance the knowledge and methods of water resource management which are sustainable and impact quantity and quality of water supply in developing nations
- Support organizations and research initiatives which help to address issues critical to the betterment of society
Grant Range: under $10,000 to over $100,000
More Info: www.pepsico.com/PEPCitizenship/Contributions/GrantGuidelines/index.cfm


 


Patrina Foundation
The Patrina Foundation is a family foundation, started in 1990 by Mrs. Lorinda de Roulet. From the beginning, this foundation has sought to promote educational opportunities and advance scholarship by and about women. Today, the Foundation had expanded its scope to include support of social programs to improve the lives of girls and women in New York.
Grant Range: $10,000 to $15,000
More Info: www.patrinafoundation.org


 


PEO International
True to the mission of promoting educational opportunities for women, education continues to be the primary philanthropy of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. In fact, the P.E.O. Sisterhood proudly sponsors no less than five international philanthropies, or projects, designed to assist women with their educational goals.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.peointernational.org


 


Proctor and Gamble Corporate Giving
P&G is committed to social responsibility. They are always seeking ways to better integrate economic progress, social development and environmental concerns to ensure a better quality of life for future generations.
Grant Amount: Not listed.
More Info: www.pg.com/company/our_commitment/grant_application_guidelines.jhtml


 


Raise The Nation
Our mission at Raise The Nation is to provide economic support to single parent women who want to continue with their education or repay student loans. We believe, through education, single parent women will be able to achieve independence for their families and will be successful in their goal of raising the nation — their children.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.raisethenation.org


 


Roller Panhellenic Scholarship For Women
The Mary Louise Roller Panhellenic Scholarship is an annual award of $1,000 awarded to an undergraduate woman who plans to attend graduate school the following fall.
Grant Amount: $1,000
More Info: www.nif-inc.net/scholarships/mary_louise_roller


 


R.O.S.E. Fund
The R.O.S.E. (Regaining One's Self-Esteem) Fund is a national non-profit organization committed to ending violence against women and their children by assisting women survivors of violence to regain their self-esteem. By helping women to achieve a positive self-esteem, The R.O.S.E. Fund hopes to empower individual women victims to achieve self-sufficiency, rebuild their lives, and ultimately help end violence within society.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.rosefund.org


 


Sara Lee Foundation
Through its direct grants and matching grants, the Sara Lee Foundation supports programs where it can effect the greatest positive change. The Foundation has enriched communities around the world, and continues to demonstrate its unwavering commitment to community and excellence.
Grant Amount: Varies
More Info: www.saraleefoundation.org


 


Sisters of Charity Foundation
The mission of the Sisters of Charity Foundation and its Ministry Fund is to provide
support for and financial assistance to community initiatives that will benefit the poor
and underserved.
Grant Amount: Not listed.
More Info: www.sistersofcharityfoundation.com


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