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The Women's Fund - Women for Women Grant

Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln (CFLL) - Women for Women Giving Circle

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #125107

Grant Description

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Grants of up to $25,000 to Illinois nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools, and government entities to address the needs of children and women in eligible locations. Applicants must submit a letter of inquiry prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support programs and services that lead to positive mental health outcomes for women and children in Sangamon and/or surrounding counties, including Cass, Christian, Logan, Macoupin, Menard, Morgan, and Montgomery.

Special consideration will be given to those programs that:

  • Are not duplicative or similar to those of other agencies;
  • Are collaborative with other agencies or entities; and
  • Have measurable results. 

Innovation, imagination, and creativity will be considered in the evaluation process.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The submitting organization must be a:
- 501(c)(3) charitable organization, or
- Faith-based organization (proposals must benefit all, regardless of religion, and be for a service provided which is not religious in nature), or
- Public or private school (proposals must be for projects that exceed the school’s budget funding), OR
- Some government entities or municipalities may be eligible.

Grant awards will not be made to fund scholarship programs.

Pre-Application Information:

Letters of inquiry will be accepted from all interested charities who meet the grant criteria. The Women for Women Grant Committee will review the letters of inquiry and invite selected charities to submit a full grant application.

- Deadline for the letter of inquiry is February 4, 2022, at 11:59 PM CST (Midnight).
- Charities will be notified by March 1, 2022, whether they are being invited to submit a full proposal.
- Deadline for full proposals is March 31, 2022.
- Grant awards will be presented at Women for Women's annual Grant Reception to be held in May 2022.

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Additional Funding Information:

Number of Grants:

Preference will be given to large, impactful grant requests, however, multiple awards may be granted.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $38,000

Term of Contract:

One-year grant

Contact Information:

Apply online:

Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln
205 South Fifth Street, Suite 530
Springfield, Illinois 62701
P: (217) 789-4431
F: (217) 789-4635

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