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11 Grants for Women-Owned Businesses You Need to Know About. Apply now to join us at the Circular Summit, a two-day event for women entrepreneurs seeking advice growing a business.

11 Grants for Women-Owned Businesses You Need to Know About

Learn more here. In 2014, there were close to 9.1 million women-owned businesses in the United States, a 68 percent increase since 1997, according to The 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report from American Express. This percentage increase exceeded the national average of small business growth by 1.5 times. Related: 5 Unstoppable Female Entrepreneurs Making Their Dents on the World It also illustrated what we already know: Women entrepreneurs are having a tremendous impact on the small business landscape nationwide.

Yet to continue to be competitive and grow, these entrepreneurs have to find funding for their ventures. Then there are government grants. Understanding grants Business owners often turn to grants because they are not required to pay them back; essentially, you can look at grants as “free money,” but they come with stipulations. Related: U.S. Frequently Asked Questions - Residency. Click here for a list of current and former residents.

Frequently Asked Questions - Residency

ROLLING DEADLINE: Apply by March 1st for June-July Residency How do I apply? Go to your profile. To the right of your profile, under MANAGE MY PROFILE, click on apply to residency.* Enter and save your application materials in the fields provided. You may save and edit your application materials as many times as you wish before submitting. Once you have submitted your written materials there will be prompts on how to pay the admin fee. When is the deadline to submit my application and when does the residency start/end?

The annual Georgia Fee residency is an open enrollment, all applications submitted before March 1st, 2016 will be considered for the June-July 2016 Summer session. Do I need to be a member of ArtSlant to enter? Yes, you must have at least a free profile on ArtSlant to apply. Must I be a resident of the United States or France to apply? No. Is there an age limit to apply? Must all submission materials be in English? Ford Blue Oval Scholars. Ford Motor Company Fund Dearborn, MichiganMarch 10, 2014 Ford Motor Company Fund is reaching out to students, colleges and universities to request proposals for a seventh round of an innovative grant-making initiative: The Ford College Community Challenge.

Ford Blue Oval Scholars

This program is designed to empower student-led projects at higher education organizations to catalyze community-building projects that address pressing local needs. The overarching theme of the Ford College Community Challenge is “Building Sustainable Communities.” At Ford, we understand that to be a truly sustainable organization, we must play an active role in the larger community, helping address a wide range of vital issues from education to safety to mobility. Winning proposals must address, in some creative way, a tangible, unmet community need that addresses the issue of building a sustainable community. Each of these areas will be expanded in the RFP. The Verizon Foundation Website Has Moved. The RGK Foundation. Grant Program RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of Education, Community, and Health/Medicine.

The RGK Foundation

The Foundation's primary interests within Education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. Within Community, the Foundation supports a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. Human service programs of particular interest to the Foundation include children and family services, early childhood development, and parenting education. The Foundation supports a variety of Community Improvement programs including those that enhance non-profit management and promote philanthropy and voluntarism.

Although there are no geographic restrictions to the Foundation's grantmaking program, the Foundation no longer accepts unsolicited requests for international agencies or programs. Exelon Corporation: Giving & Grants. Login to My Grants Returning Applicants and Current Grantees.

Exelon Corporation: Giving & Grants

Login to “My Grants” 2013 Grant Recipient Listing [PDF 434KB] In 2013, the Exelon family of companies issued grants to organizations for initiatives related to Exelon’s giving focus areas. Exelon is proud to partner with these reputable organizations in our efforts to be a good neighbor. PDF.