GrantHer provides tax free, no-strings-attached personal grants to the next generation of women entrepreneurs, activists, and creators. Grants range from $50 to $500, covering items from business startup expenses to supplies for creative projects, budgets for investigative reporting, and travel and registration fees for professional conferences. If you have general feedback or would like to recommend someone (including yourself) for a grant, please use this form. Provide all relevant information about the prospective grantee, including full name, contact details, location, and purpose of the grant. We will respond to requests within 30 days. Recipients are selected after careful review. Please note: The number of deserving recipients always exceeds available resources.
GrantHer is a project of Leela Daou and Peter Daou. Leela is a former nurse who assisted spinal cord injury and thoracic cancer patients at Mount Sinai Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Her husband Peter is a strategic advisor who has worked with leading organizations and campaigns, including Hillary Clinton for President, John Kerry for President, the Clinton Global Initiative, Planned Parenthood, Action Against Hunger, and the UN Foundation. GrantHer is honored to have an advisory team consisting of Erica Jong, Jessica Valenti, Susan McPherson, Heather “Digby” Parton, Darcy Burner, Jodi Jacobson, Alex Nwaka, and Tom Watson.


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