Founded in 1975 by writer and social justice activist Barbara Deming, Money for Women is the oldest ongoing feminist granting agency. Grants from the foundation give monetary support and encouragement to feminist writers and visual artists who are women (cis or transgender) or nonbinary. The Fund relies on a volunteer Board of Directors and carefully chosen judges who collaborate in making awards. While other grant sources have come and gone, Money for Women is now in its fifth decade, still feminist and still willing to take risks.


Recent Grantees



In addition to continuing support from the estate of Barbara Deming, the Fund relies on general donations. 

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The Fund awards money each year to individual feminist women in the arts. See our listing of former grantees.

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thirdbox_image.jpg Application period is January 1-31 each year. Grants are limited to specific categories.   

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