Grants for women
Women play an increasingly important role in American society and the American economy. That role looks set to increase, as women now outnumber men in college, accounting for 55% of all four-year undergraduates. However, a variety of life circumstances and institutional biases still result in women earning significantly less than their male counterparts do. Women are far more likely to be single parents than men, and nearly 1 in 3 single mothers lives in poverty. Many American women can use a little help, and in some cases, a grant might provide that help.
Grants for Military Veterans and Their Spouses
Once a family member has served in the military transitioning into civilian life can be difficult. Military families have made a huge sacrifice for our country, and therefore many companies and our government want to help make this transition a little bit easier. One way they can do this is through grants.
Grants for the Disabled
Disabled individuals are a significant presence in American society. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 19% of Americans, or over 56 million people, have some form of disability. Unfortunately, many of those who are born with or develop a disability in their lifetime are more likely to suffer financial hardship than many other Americans. Those with disabilities are twice as likely to be poor. For these individuals, a bit of help at the right time can make a life-changing difference.
Grants for Minorities
Minority grants have been established in order to address the challenges facing underrepresented communities in various aspects of society. Some awards are highly competitive but quite lucrative, so it is wise to understand the wide range of opportunities to determine if there’s a program that is right for you, your family or your organization or business.
Grants for Senior Citizens
Senior citizens are among the most economically vulnerable members of our society. 25 million Americans over 60 are considered “economically insecure,” and a third of seniors have no money left at the end of each month. Many older Americans live on fixed incomes and are very vulnerable to inflation, and many have problems with health or mobility that limit where they can live.
Grants for Children
Parenthood can be extremely rewarding. It can also create a financial burden on parents and families. There are over 74.2 million children in the U.S., and 15 million of them live in poverty. 34% live in a single-parent household Single mothers head the vast majority of these (84%), and nearly half of these receive food stamps and other federal financial assistance to make ends meet.
Grants for the Homeless
If you’re homeless or facing homelessness, you’re probably in one of the hardest periods of your life. Losing your home is a devastating experience; living without a home is dangerous and demoralizing. A life event of this magnitude can easily trigger a downward spiral that’s difficult to break, even if you still have a source of income.