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About our grant opportunity

UPDATE 3/20/20

The Women’s Fund recognizes that the COVID-19 global pandemic will be a catalyst for financial challenges across the nonprofit sector. Women, especially those already facing economic insecurity, will be disproportionately impacted by this crisis.

Thanks to the generosity of our investors, we have made the decision to increase the 2020 Women’s Fund grants from $300,000 to $400,000, total. All funding is for 2020, not multi-year as originally planned. All applicants will be eligible to apply in the Women’s Fund 2021 grant cycle given the revised parameters and the need to broadly distribute funding. Please note: the Women’s Fund 2020 grant application closed on February 14, 2020. We are not accepting new applications during this cycle. Additional funding will be granted to qualifying nonprofits who have already applied during the 2020 grant cycle.

Up to $360,000 awarded in the Women’s Fund’s four impact areas:

  • Housing
  • Child Care
  • Education
  • Women’s Health

 

Up to $40,000 awarded in the Women’s Fund’s emerging nonprofit grant category.

The emerging category aims to recognize the impactful work undertaken by organizations with smaller annual operating budgets. Compelling applications in this grant opportunity address one or more of the Women’s Fund strategy areas above, emphasize depth over breadth and are in the process of building resources to scale their impact.

Emerging nonprofits are defined as organizations that have an annual operating budget less than or equal to $500,000 and have been in good operational standing for at least two years.

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Application process

Before applying for a grant from the Women’s Fund, please review our impact areas and data reports to ensure your work is aligned with our mission.

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The online portal to apply for a Women’s Fund grant is currently closed. Full applications for the 2020 grantcycle were due on February 14, 2020, at noon (12 pm). Full applications included the submission of our online application, the Women’s Fund project budget and the Women’s Fund operational budget.

Timeline

  • Application opens: January 7, 2020
  • Applications due: February 14, 2020, at noon
    • The Women’s Fund Project Budget and Operational Budget templates must be used for all submissions.
      • Early submission is always advised to ensure you do not run into any issues submitting your application. Please note the application deadline is 12:00 pm (noon), not midnight, to ensure Foundation staff are available to answer any questions.
  • Site visits conducted: March 23 – April 7, 2020
  • Award decisions announced: early May 2020
  • Grant Award Breakfast: May 19, 2020, 7:30 – 9:00 am

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