Giving Joy Grant

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Giving Joy Grant

GrantWatch ID# 186824
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Giving Joy LLC

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 04/30/23  Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $500 and in-kind support to USA, Canada, and International women entrepreneurs to enhance business or organizational development. Funding is intended to support the improvement, expansion, and strengthening of organizations and businesses that impact families, girls, and women throughout the world. Requests will be accepted from women working in any field.

Through its micro-grants and mentorship program, Giving Joy helps women establish or improve their businesses and initiatives—for their benefit and the benefit of their communities. Giving Joy awards one-time, micro-grants to women-led initiatives – giving women entrepreneurs critical resources to start businesses, sustain operations or improve their ideas worldwide. The benefits of these micro-grants cascade through communities, creating jobs and income that translate into increased opportunities and services for everyone touched by the recipient’s endeavor. Known as the “multiplier effect,” it means that every dollar donated to Giving Joy has an exponentially positive impact on women and their communities. To date, Giving Joy has awarded 50 grants to women-led initiatives in Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uganda, Ukraine and within the US states of California, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Virginia, Washington State, and Wisconsin.

Proposed grant activities MUST have a social benefit to your community and MUST go beyond financial aspects of your business. The more social impact you can illustrate through your idea – the better and the greater your chances of winning the grant.

You can use the grant to start a new business, or expand your existing business. You can also use the grant to start or expand a nonprofit, non-governmental organization (NGO), charity, or propose a specific activity or project you would like to implement.


  • Others (see text field entitled “Additional Eligibility Criteria” for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Women ages 18 and up are eligible to apply.
You can apply for a grant from any country or state or territory in the world.

Activities related to the purchase of merchandise, stock, advertisements, or marketing will not be supported.

Pre-Application Information
Grant Cycle:
– Call for Applications: January 1 to April 30, 2023
– Award Date: July 2023

After you submit your online application, a representative from Giving Joy may reach out to you for additional information and/or to clarify your answers. They may also ask for photos of you and your business/organization.

Applicants may only apply once per cycle. Once awarded a grant, applicants cannot apply again. Applicants who do not receive a grant are encouraged to apply again in future cycles.

Giving Joy grants are one-time, small grants awarded in installments upon completion of specific deliverables.

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Number of Grants
Giving Joy will shortlist between 5-10 applications per grant round.
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