US$250 to US$500 Giving Joy Grants for Women-led Initiatives

Giving Joy Grants 2024 for Women-led Initiatives (Grants ranging from US$250 to US$500)

Giving Joy awards one-time, micro-grants to women-led initiatives—giving women entrepreneurs critical resources to start businesses, acquire skills, sustain operations, or improve their ideas worldwide.

The benefits of these microgrants cascade through communities. They strengthen skills, expand access to resources, create jobs and income. Grant activities translate into increased opportunities and services for everyone touched by the recipient’s endeavor. In 2023, they proudly awarded a record 13 grants to individuals and organizations across 12 countries. The 13 grants directly benefited up to 380 women, providing them with essential business skills and knowledge about women’s health and rights.


  • Open to women ages 18 and above.
  • You can apply for a grant from any country or state or territory in the world.
  • You can propose activities in any field, trade, occupation, or craft. However, your business/organization/idea must focus on women, girls and/or families. And all activities must be LEGAL!
  • Grant applications are accepted in any language that can be translated with Google Translate.

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Evaluation Criteria

They score your application based on the following four criteria:

  • The degree of alignment with Giving Joy Mission.
  • Your proposed grant activities are innovative, and creative and will have a positive impact on women, their families, and communities.
  • The effective use of grant funding for your proposed activities.
  • The grant impact is clearly outlined, well articulated, and measurable.


  • Grants will range from US$250 to US$500 and are awarded in installments upon completion of specific deliverables. The award amount will be determined by Giving Joy based on proposed activities and availability of funding.

Application Process

They ONLY accept online applications. They DO NOT consider unsolicited proposals or funding requests received via email. Once you submit your application online, you will get a pop-up message stating that your application was submitted and accepted. They do NOT send separate email confirmations.

Deadline: September 30, 2024

Click HERE to Apply