Please review our brief FAQ below. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Kim Theodore Sidey, email@example.com or (512) 220-1441.
Q: Our organization received a Women's Fund grant last cycle (2019). Can we apply this grants cycle?
A: Yes. Previous grant funding was specific to last year's grant cycle and your funded project period. We do ask that if you are an active Women's Fund grant partner and have not yet completed your final report, please complete a short progress report prior to submitting your new application. This only applies to active Women's Fund grants (not Community Grants or Hispanic Impact Fund grants).
Q: Our organization received a Community Grant or Hispanic Impact Fund grant. Can we apply to the Women's Fund grant opportunity?
A: Yes, these are separate funding programs. Organizations are eligible to submit separate applications for each of these opportunities.
Q: Are there any operational budget limitations or maximums for the grant opportunities in housing, child care, education and unintended pregnancy prevention?
A: No. The emerging category is the only grant area that has an operational budget maximum. The emerging grant opportunity was designed to allow organizations with comparable financial resources to be considered in the same category for funding.
Q: Why is there no Letter of Intent (LOI) stage?
A: It is very important to the Women's Fund grants committee that every nonprofit organization has the opportunity to tell their full story. In the interest of making the funding process more accessible, all organizations may submit a full application and a select group of semi-finalists will be chosen to continue to the site visit stage.
Q: What is required during the site visit stage?
A: Site visits are meant to allow Foundation staff and 4-8 volunteer grant reviewers the opportunity to learn more about your work. Visits will be conducted March 23 - April 7, 2020 and all organizations should select the times they're available in the full application to assist with scheduling. Site visits are not extensive; they're typically 1 hour and include meeting your organization and program leadership and a tour of the space where the program takes place.
Q: Who makes the final Women's Fund grant decisions?
A: The grants committee is comprised of Women's Fund investors. The committee recommends a list of finalists to be voted on by the full Women's Fund membership.