Grants and Financial Resources for Single Mothers
Providing the proper care and resources for your children as a single mother can be a tough task for some.
At times, it may even seem like you’re the only one struggling to make it work, but there are millions of other mothers just like you.
Not only are you not alone, but there are some amazing resources out there that can make a world of a difference for you and your family.
Check out these 12 grants and resources that can help you financially:
Grants For Moms Looking To Buy a House
Operation HOPE Home Buyers Program
This grant helps low-income home buyers through FDIC-approved loans, down payment assistance, and first-time buying assistance.
The Chenoa Fund
The Chenoa Fund is a grant that is government-funded and provides up to 3.5% down payment assistance to those with a FICO credit score of 620 or higher.
If your income is less than 115% of your area’s median income, and you make your mortgage payment on time for 36 months, the mortgage is forgiven. If you make more than 115% of your area’s median income, the downpayment assistance must be repaid.
This grant is a Frannie Mae-approved second mortgage that allows you to use the funds from state and local governments as well as housing nonprofits for a down payment, get help with closing costs and even help with small renovations.
These properties are Fannie Mae-owned homes that are offered to the public at a discount after previous owners defaulted on a Fannie Mae-owned mortgage. These are perfect for those looking for a low down payment, renovation loan eligibility, and closing cost assistance.
College Grants For Single Mothers
Ford Opportunity Program helps single moms who live in Oregon or Siskiyou County in California pay up to 90% or $40,000 per year.
Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting offers scholarships of up to $16,000 aimed at women who are primary sources of support for their families, and single moms meet that criteria.
Bernice Murray Scholarship for single parents who are residents of Vermont, demonstrate financial need and will use the funds for child care expenses. It provides up to $4,000
Bethel Foundation Grace Scholarship Fund for single mothers are part- or full-time students, for up to $1,500 per semester.
Beatrice F. Kroesche Memorial Scholarship at the University of Utah for students enrolled in the university’s College of Education or Department of English. $1,000 to $2,000.
If you’re looking for more options, SingleMothersGrants.org can help you find grants, financial aid, emergency cash, financial assistance and other help for single mothers and their children.