How to Apply for Funding
For this grant cycle, the Womens Fund will focus on grants to advance social change by supporting projects, collaborations, and
innovative systems that engage girls. We especially encourage
leadership development and advocacy experiences that lead girls to
positive choices, higher education and career paths where they can
succeed and thrive.
The Women’s Fund is primarily interested in supporting local Bristol and Plymouth County non-profits with a goal of funding neighborhood-based efforts that affect social change and provide services to low-income girls.
Grants made from our Action Fund are limited to a maximum of $5,000 per organization per year. The Fund makes Action Award grants only to organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Fund does not make Action Award grants to individuals or for projects that are sectarian in nature.
The application process is accomplished in two steps.
- A brief Letter of Inquiry is used to screen requests.
- If the request meets with approval, a full Grant Application can then be submitted. The Women’s Fund will notify those organizations that are invited to submit a full Grant Application.
Should your organization be selected for funding, The Women's Fund uses a program evaluation called Making the Case. Click here for more information.
If you need help
For those organizations who would like assistance with the application and guidelines, please contact email@example.com.
2013 GRANT TIMETABLE:
Letter of Inquiry - Jan. 15, 2013 - 5pm
Grant Application - March 1, 2013 - 5pm
Grantees notified April 2013
LETTER OF INQUIRY GUIDELINES
Because the Fund does not have the staff to review lengthy submissions, it does not accept unsolicited proposals that are already fully developed. The Fund requests a letter of inquiry (LOI) describing the proposed project. Please note that only one LOI may be submitted for consideration during a twelve-month period.
GRANT APPLICATION GUIDELINES
- If the Letter of Inquiry merits consideration for funding, the applicant will be asked to develop a detailed proposal. Before you begin, please read these guidelines to better understand how we prioritize and evaluate your proposal. An invitation to submit a full proposal does not constitute a grant commitment by the Fund.
GRANT APPLICATION - Instructions and forms