International Women’s Day: Enjoy the Top 15 Grants for Females

GrantWatch believes in the power of women and wants to help support and lift up females whenever possible. For this reason, GrantWatch has a category specifically for grants for women. This category includes more than 300 grants that are currently available for women. In addition, GrantWatch has 59 other categories on its site that include specific grants for women.

Today, GrantWatch is sharing the top grants for women from 15 of our categories to celebrate International Women’s Day. The global day takes place on March 8th. Not only is it a way to acknowledge women, but it is also a reminder of what still needs to be done. International Women’s Day was started in 1911 by Clara Zetkin, a German advocate for women’s rights.

A Look at the Issues Women Face

When it comes to gender equality, women have long gotten the short end of the stick. Even though there has been a lot of progress on this front, women are still fighting for equal rights. Whether it’s education, employment, health, sports or politics, women are often held to different standards. In many countries, women are even actively oppressed on an ongoing basis as a way to prevent them from gaining power. This could mean having laws that limit their freedoms or even issuing threats that spark fear in these women.

Women account for almost half the global population, with about 49% of the world being women. However, unless real change happens, women will continue facing issues their counterparts could never imagine. According to the UN Women’s website, “women make up more than two-thirds of the world’s 796 million illiterate people.” The organization also notes that an estimated 60 percent of hungry people are women and girls. The World Health Organization also estimates that one in three women will experience sexual or physical violence during their lifetime.

In order to change these statistics to benefit women, it is important to fund organizations that help. Although many organizations exist to improve the quality of life for women, they often don’t have the money to do as much as they would like. Grants are a great way to get additional funds for these groups.

15 Must-See Grants for International Women’s Day

Arts and Culture

Internships for women visual artists to create projects and assist with facility operations at an art studio in New York. During the program, interns will work with professional artists, assist with classes and workshops, maintain studio functionality, and work on studio design and print projects.

Sports and Recreation

There are also grants to Alberta nonprofit organizations for women’s physical fitness programs. The purpose of funding is to provide local women ages 18 and older with access to high-quality sports and recreation.

Health and Medical

Grants of up to $15,000 are available to U.S. nonprofit organizations to help cover the costs of eligible reconstructive surgery for women in financial need. Funding is intended to directly support medical expenses, including supplemental insurance, as well as other related expenses not covered by the patient’s insurance, for women undergoing breast reconstruction surgery.


Opportunities exist for Latina-owned businesses to participate in a professional development program. The opportunity will offer personalized expert consultation, including best practices across operations, technology, marketing and digital presence. 

Domestic Violence

Grants of $20,000 are also available to USA women’s shelters to provide services and support to women and children who have experienced abusive situations. Funding will assist organizations that work to provide a safe, violence-free environment for abuse survivors.


There are fellowships of $5,000 for early-stage scientists and physicians to conduct research related to women’s health.


In addition, opportunities are available for women entrepreneurs to participate in a business development program. Successful applicants will receive a $10,000 grant and in-kind support in the form of education, mentorship, networking, amplification and certification to scale their businesses.

In-Kind Support

Internships are available for women to learn nonprofit management skills pertaining to arts organizations. Duties and projects will include marketing initiatives, public relations, writing assignments, fundraising, event planning, and arts administration. 

Substance Abuse

Additionally, grants are available to Single State Agencies for programs to increase the effectiveness and access to substance abuse treatment programs for women.


Grants of up to $10,000 and in-kind support are available to Black women entrepreneurs to support equal opportunities in business. The purpose of this program is to support high-impact ideas and solutions and break down barriers caused by racial inequality.


Additionally, grants of $25,000 are available to U.S. MD and Ph.D. investigators at accredited academic institutions or nonprofit medical research institutions for short-term, small research projects related to women’s health.


Additionally, there are grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations and IHEs (Institutes for Higher Education) for projects that further the careers of women in STEM fields. Funding is to promote gender equality for STEM faculty in the academic profession.


Grants of $500 are available to women for urgent financial assistance. Funding is to help single mothers who have been affected by the economic collapse due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


There are awards available to young women to recognize leadership and contributions to the community. The purpose of this program is to honor women between the ages of 18 and 40 who have made a substantial impact on local residents, are highly regarded by their peers, and have exhibited characteristics of good character, promise and hope.


Grants of up to $2,000 are available to nonprofit organizations for projects and programs that benefit women and children. Funding is to assist nonprofits that offer free legal services to disadvantaged women and girls.

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