Widows can find financial help from a variety of sources including the Social Security Administration and the Internal Revenue Service which may provide tax breaks for widows. There are many foundations and private institutions that provide widows with help as well, according to Wife.
Many organizations such as the Liz Logelin Foundation offer help for widows. Foundations such as these will offer financial support as well as business support for women who have lost their spouse as long as it is within 12 months time of the passing of the husband. Women with children who fall under certain specifications are also able to receive certain government grants and loans depending on the amount of financial need they have, states Caring.