WOMAN
WOMEN
GRANTS




WHAT ARE GRANTS

HISTORY OF GRANTS

GRANTS FOR WOMEN

WHY DO WOMEN NEED GRANTS?

TYPES OF GRANTS FOR WOMEN

WHY IS GRANTS FOR WOMEN?

HOW TO GRANTS FOR WOMEN

HOW TO GET STARTED AS A GRANT WRITER

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

GRANTS FOR WOMEN LINKS



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WHAT
ARE
GRANTS?




Grants are funding made available by an individual or
organization for use by another party to finance a
particular activity, venture, charity or facility.

Most grants are created to aid or encourage a specific
activity and many grants have limitations or requirements
which determine who is eligible for the funding.

Most grants do not have to be repaid, as long as the money
is used for the purposes for which the grant was created.
The federal government generally does not issue grants to
individuals, except in the form of student financial aid.

For the most part, federal money is made available to
organizations, which then use the funding to perform
services that are valuable to society, or fit with the
government’s vision of society.




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HISTORY
OF
GRANTS




Grants were originally designed as financial
assistance programs for organizations. They
weren't always available to individuals.

However, over the years, things have changed.
Grants are now available to both organizations
and individuals.

In the beginning, most grants were federally
funded. Now, grants are funded by states,
counties, and cities as well. In addition,
grants can now be funded by corporations
and non-profits.




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GRANTS
FOR
WOMEN




Obviously, grants for women are opportunities
specifically designed to be allocated to
females only. There are said to be more grants
available for women than to any other minority
group.

This is because women are the largest group of
minorities in the United States, numbering well
over 100 million.

Many of these grants are for women who have been
abused, who may be homeless, or single parent
mothers. Others are for women who need help paying
for college tuition, books, etc.

However, the fastest growing number of grant
opportunities is for women in business. This is
especially because of the amount of research that
suggests that more and more small businesses are
woman-owned.

Therefore, business grants for women are at an
all-time high.



WHAT ARE GRANTS FOR WOMEN>
http://www.grantsforwomen.org/what_are_grants_for_women.html



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WHY
DO
WOMEN
NEED
GRANTS?




Women need grants because despite their business
and career success, they are still disadvantaged,
and have been for hundreds of years. Though they
make up 51% of the U.S. population, women are a
minority and face many related issues.

Women are underserved and overlooked, and suffer
continuously from unfair practices such as gender
discrimination, gender underestimation, and even
gender harassment.

Women grants, especially business grants for women,
give them the upperhand to fight back, and prevail.
This type of assistance enables them to recover
from an unfair and unjust system that has existed
for a long time. The concept is very similar to
affirmative action initiatives that help other
minority groups.



GRANTS FOR WOMEN
http://www.grantsforwomen.org/



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WHAT
TYPES
OF
GRANTS
EXITS
FOR
WOMEN




Federal Grants

Federal grant money is available to women in
two ways. Individual women can apply for
federal student grants to fund their education
at an undergraduate or graduate level and give
themselves the ability to get a professional
career.

Other agencies in the federal government offer
grant money to organizations for public purposes,
including the betterment of the status of women
in business, the arts, or in the fields of
science and technology.

These organizations then develop programs which
women can use. Either kind of federal grant
requires an application, along with a stated
goal and a promise that the funding will be
used solely for the purpose for which the
grant was created.



Private Grants

Private grants are funded by an individual who
have a personal interest in promoting certain
kinds of activities through their generosity.

Sometimes a private organization is set up as
a foundation with a board of directors and
possibly a committee that handles grants and
awards. Private funding may be available for
women in the form of grants or scholarships.



Corporate Grants

Corporate grants are developed and administered
by companies who wish to fund projects that
either enhance their reputations or have a
reasonable chance of producing benefits to the
funding company.

Some companies and organizations have a history
of making grants available for women to use for
education or career advancement.



Professional Grants

Professional grants are made by organizations
and universities within a given profession to
advance the status of individual members of
the profession and the status of the profession
itself.

Many professional women’s organizations offer
career development or advancement grants for
use by members of the profession for travel,
education or counseling.



WHAT GRANTS EXITS FOR WOMEN
http://www.grantsforwomen.org/what_grants_exist_for_women.html



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SECTION 6



WHY
IS
GRANT
MONEY
AVAILABLE
TO
WOMEN?




The millions of dollars each year allocated to
grants for women are investments in the talent,
creativity, intellect and determination shown
by them in various industries and fields of
study.

Women are huge contributors to the economy,
the workforce, entrepreneurship, and to the
development and management of non-profit
organizations.

By investing in women, those allocating the
grants hope to better enrich U.S. culture
and society. For instance, in addition to
grants for business and education, public
grants are given to advocacy groups that
enable women to raise awareness about
domestic violence, homelessness, and/or
harassment in the workplace.

Such grants empower women in many different
ways, and have proven to be extremely
successful. As a result, every year, more
and more opportunities appear for women
from new organizations, government agencies,
and corporations wanting to get involved.
They all know that grants can literally
change a woman's life!



GRANTS FOR WOMEN
http://www.grantsforwomen.org/



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SECTION 7



HOW
TO
LOCATE
NONPROFIT
GRANTS
FOR
WOMEN




Whether you are starting an after-school girls
education program or joining up with a team of
women-directed nonprofit, there are extensive
grant resources to support your organization.


1. Before you can begin to search for grants and
funds, you must have a completed business plan
for your nonprofit, which includes a Vision and
Mission Statements and organizational structure.

2. Secure 501c3 status tax-exempt status to be
able to apply for and receive grant money. You
must have proper documentation (business plan,
details of activities, detailed financial
agreements) and fill out the IRS Form 1023
within 27 months of becomming incorporated.

3. Research local grants through your hometown's
Chamber of Commerce or community groups (e.g.,
Rotary Club, Lions Club) and municipalities
(e.g., City of Boulder Colorado Economic
Development Fund). Meet with potential funders
or successful nonprofits to network and promote
your venture.

4. Research regional funds, such as the Atlanta
Women's or Boston Women's Foundations or
corporate giving offices; for example, the Liz
Claiborne Foundation provides funds to support
women in 5 states.

5. Research nationally available grants, such
as the Education Trust, Federated Department
Stores Foundation or Exxon Mobil Foundation's
Initiative for Educating Women and Girls.

6. Research special-interest foundations, such
as the Chrysalis Foundation or the Eleanor
Roosevelt Fund award, which specialize in
educational development for females.





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HOW
TO
GET
STARTED
AS
A
GRANT
WRITER




Grant writing is not an easy skill.
Grant writing is a skill that can be used for
nonprofit organizations and various research,
education and businesses around the country.

Grants are free money given for specific
purposes, such as medical research or
educational programs. Grant writers are
the men and women that write the grant
proposals for nonprofit organizations,
schools, businesses or others with a
need for money.

Whether grant writing is done on a volunteer
basis or the writers are paid for their work,
all grant writers need to start from the same
basics.



1. Study successful grant proposals.
Sample grant proposals can often be found online,
either through the organization offering the
grant or through other organizations.

These grant samples are an excellent study tool
to learn the basics of grant writing.



2.Learn the basics of grant proposal writing.
Grants require a very specific style of writing
that usually includes: what the money is needed
for, how much money is needed, what will be done
with the money and what organization needs the
money.

Specifics to a grant will differ, but the style
of grant writing is always similar. Learning
the grant writing style will greatly improve
the chances of writing a proposal that is
accepted.



3. Practice writing skills.
Practice is very important to any writer.
Writing programs online or books on writing
can improve writing skills over time.

The more practice a writer has before the
actual grant writing, the better the writer
will be when the real writing begins.



4. Determine the need for money,
the reason the money is needed and the type
of organizations that would offer money for
the purpose to find appropriate grants.



5. Find appropriate grants.
Private companies, organizations and government
programs will offer grants for various reasons.

Locating the appropriate grants is very important
to writing a grant proposal. For example, medical
research grants might be offered from state and
federal governments, from drug companies or from
organizations that deal with the specific medical
problem.



6. Read the guidelines of the grant thoroughly.
Each grant will have different guidelines for
what information is needed.

Before starting the grant writing process, read
the rules, needed information and small details.



7.Write a rough draft proposal.
Grant writers should always draft first,
especially when they are new grant writers.

Drafting ensures all of the necessary information
is given and the style is appropriate according
to the guidelines.



8. Edit the grant proposal.
Editing should be done by the writer first and
by a second individual afterward. New grant
writers should have the first few grants edited
by someone who has grant writing experience.

It is best if an editor is a good writer and
knows grammar to ensure the editing is as good
as possible.



9. Write a final draft.
Double check that the final draft has all of
the necessary information. The guidelines
should be consulted to ensure the information
is accurate and all of it is in the proposal.
Submit the final draft before the grant
deadline.




How to Get Started As a Grant Writer | eHow.com
http://www.ehow.com/how_6700109_started-grant-writer.html#ixzz0y6pbc2sB



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ENTREPRENEURSHIP




Entrepreneurship is more than the process of
starting a business. It is about identifying,
valuing and capturing opportunities.

An entrepreneurial mindset is crucial for all
organizations — small or large, new or old,
for-profit or not-for-profit.



Entrepreneurship
http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/entrepreneurship



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SECTION 10




GRANTS
FOR
WOMEN
LINKS




101 College Grants You've Never Heard Of
http://www.collegescholarships.org/grants/101-grants.htm

Aalto Entrepreneurship Society (AES)
http://www.aaltoes.com

American Agri-Women
http://www.americanagriwomen.org

Answerbag
http://www.answerbag.com/

Building Goodness Foundation
http://www.buildinggoodness.org/index.php/member/1500/

Business Plan Basics
http://www.businessplan-basics.com

Catalyst
http://www.catalyst.org/

Center for Non-Profits - Funding Opportunities
http://www.njnonprofits.org/Fundingops.html

Center for Women's Business Research
http://www.nfwbo.org/

Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE)
http://www.cweboston.org/

Channel Foundation
http://www.channelfoundation.org/

Charitable and Non-Profit Grants
http://www.xericfoundation.org/xericchargrants.html

Chrysalis
http://www.chrysalisfdn.org/

College Grants for Women
http://www.collegescholarships.org/grants/women.htm



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Economy and Entrepreneurship
http://www.intereconom.com/index_eng.htm

Empower Me!
http://www.empowerme.org/

The Enterprise Trust
http://www.theenterprisetrust.org

Entrepreneurship
http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship.gov
http://www.entrepreneurship.gov

Enterprise UK
http://www.enterpriseuk.org

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
http://www.kauffman.org

Exxon Mobile Fund for Women
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/news_features_20070901_womenandgirls.aspx

Federal Grant Money
http://www.federal-grant-money.com/

Female Entrepreneurship
http://www.internationalentrepreneurship.com/women_entrepreneur.asp

Forum For Women Entrepreneurs
http://www.fwe.org

Franchise Solutions for Women
http://www.womensfranchises.com/

Free Business Grants for Woman
http://www.webmomz.com/resources-free-business-grants.shtml

Freelance Mom
http://www.freelancemom.com



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Free International Grant Resource Guide
http://www.nonprofitexpert.com/international.htm

Funds for Women
http://www.fundsnetservices.com/women.htm

Funding Your Technology Dreams
http://www.cpsb.org/scripts/abshire/grants.asp

Garden Guides
http://www.gardenguides.com/

Government Grants
http://www.capitalpublications.com/

Government Grants
http://www.proposalwriter.com/govtgrants.html

GOVERNMENT GRANTS AND LOANS: WOMEN
http://www.fedmoney.com/grants/b0043.htm

Grants and Grant Writing Links and Resources
http://www.proposalwriter.com/grants.html

Grants for Nonprofit Organizations
http://www.grantproposalservices.com/gprs/grants.html

Grant Proposal
http://www.grantproposal.com/starting.html

Grants for Women
http://www.bizymoms.com/women-and-minority-grants/grants-for-women.html

Grants for Women
http://www.federalgrants.com/federal-grants-for-women.html

Grants For Women
http://www.grantsforwomen.org/



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Grants for Women Farmers
http://www.ehow.com/list_6800664_grants-women-farmers.html

Grants For Women Going Back To School
http://www.school-grants.org/grants-for-women.shtml

GRANTS FOR WOMEN & NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
http://www.absolutearts.com/artsnews/2000/02/18/26588.html

Grants for Women-Run Businesses in Agriculture
http://www.ehow.com/list_5932721_grants-women_run-businesses-agriculture.html

Grant Funding Non Profit Organizations, Micro Business Grants
http://www.digital-women.com / free-grant-money / government-grants / grant-funding.html

Heifer International
http://www.heifer.org

Home Based Working Mom
http://www.hbwm.com/

How To Find Grants for Single Mothers
http://www.howtodothings.com / family-and-relationships / a4039-how-to-find-grants...

How to Locate Nonprofit Grants for Women | eHow.com
http://www.ehow.com/how_5512568_locate-nonprofit-grants-women.html

How to Obtain 501c3 Tax Exempt Status
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/article-30124.html

International Black Womens Collaborative
http://ibwc.groupsite.com/main/summary

Ladies Who Launch
http://www.ladieswholaunch.com/

www.livestrong.com/
http://Livestrong

Minority Women on the Rise
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=73652899179

Mompreneurs Online
http://www.mompreneursonline.com

National Association of Women Business Owners
http://www.nawbo.org



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The National Foundation for Women Business Owners
http://www.nfwbo.org

National Women Business Owners Corporation
http://www.wboc.org/index.html

New Media Women Entrepreneurs
http://www.newmediawomen.org/

NonProfit Debt Counseling
http://www.InCharge.org

Nonprofit Grants for Women | eHow.com
http://www.ehow.com/how_5512568_locate-nonprofit-grants-women.html#ixzz0y6nrJJtJ

Non-Profit Grant Writing Tips
http://www.yourdictionary.com / grammar / grammar-rules-and-tips / non-profit-grant-writing...

Non-profit Guides Links
http://www.npguides.org/links.htm

Nonprofit Federal Grant Resource Guide
http://www.nonprofitexpert.com/federal_grants.htm

Office of Women's Business Ownership (OWBO)
http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/onlinewbc/index.html

Organizations and Foundations Grants For Women
http://www.grantsforwomen.org/grants_for_women.html

Pell Grants for Moms
http://www.ClassesandCareers.com/PellGrant

Pink Magazine
http://www.pinkmagazine.com/index.html

Red Bird Farm Project
http://www.rbfarmer.com/

Resources for Women Entrepreneurs
http://www.score.org/women_resources.html



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Savor the Success
http://www.savorthesuccess.com/

The SBA Office of Women's Business Ownership
http://www.sba.gov/womeninbusiness

SBA Women’s Centers
http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprogr…wbc/index.html

School Grants For Women
http://www.ehow.com/school-grants-for-women/

SCORE
http://www.score.org/women/site.html

smSmallBiz.com
http://www.smsmallbiz.com / bestpractices / Shining_a_Spotlight_on_W...

Small Business Financial Assistance
http://www.sba.gov/financialassistance/

Small Business Financial Assistance
http://www.sba.gov/financialassistance/

Small Business Grants
http://www.Business.com

Small Business Grants For Women
http://www.ehow.com/small-business-grants-for-women/

Small Business Grants for Women by Womens-Finance
http://www.womensbusinessgrants.com/

Small Business Grants and Loans for Women Business Owners
http://www.womanowned.com/growing/funding/opportunities.aspx

Small Business Loans and Government Grants for Women Business
http://www.digital-women.com/

SPRINGBOARD ENTERPRISES
http://www.springboardenterprises.org

Starting a Business
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=99336,00.html



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Top Women Funding Site
http://www.FreeFundingApplications.com

The Trust Fund
http://www.unifem.org/

United Nations Development Fund for Women
http://www.unifem.org/

Unique Fundraising Ideas
http://www.Fundraising.Entertainment.com

Women's Agricultural Network
http://www.uvm.edu/wagn

Woman Owned
http://www.womanowned.com/

Women-21
http://www.women-21.gov/

Women in Business
http://www.enterweb.org/women.htm

Women’s Business Development Center
http://www.wbdc.org/

Women Entrepreneurs Small Business Owners
http://www.women-business-owners.org/

Women Entrepreneur.com
http://www.womenentrepreneur.com/

Women In Film
http://www.wif.org/

Women Funding Applications!
http://www.USAFundingApplications.org

Women Grants
http://www.fundsnetservices.com/women.htm

Women in Technology International (WITI)
http://www.witi.com/-WITI

Women and Minority Grants
http://www.bizymoms.com/women-and-minority-grants/

Women Owned Businesses
http://www.business.gov/industries/woman-owned/

Womens Peer Network
http://www.womenspeernetwork.com/

Women starting a business grant
http://www.ventureworthy.com/Women-starting-a-business-grant.asp

Working Mother
http://www.workingmother.com/

Working Mother Magazine
http://www.workingwoman.com

WWork
http://www.wwork.com/



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