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Vermont Women's Fund

Programming Grants to Foster Independence
and Self-Sufficiency in Young Women

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Vermont Women's Fund

Deadline Date:

01/23/12 11:59 PM


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Grants will be awarded to Vermont non-profits that support the aspirations of girls and young women (ages 15-25), helping them become independent and financially secure. The focus is om programs that address the needs of disadvantaged, at-risk, and marginalized populations within the target group, so that they can become successful and productive members of society. Examples of program activities include: experiential learning opportunities, career mentoring, financial literacy and credit education, internships, computer literacy, community service learning, and personal and leadership development and growth. Collaboration with other organizations in order to recruit participants, develop best practice, or explore options for growth and sustainability is highly recommended. Programs should also demonstrate a comprehensive approach to address girls' situations as they enter the program and support their growth and development during the program.

Funded projects provide young women with:
1. Positive relationships/role models and experiences that build awareness of options that are accessible to them;
2. Support, encouragement and development of self-advocacy skills;
3. Strong learning opportunities that build life-skills, job readiness skills, self-confidence, and
opportunities to learn about traditional and non-traditional education and vocational training programs.

Not funded:
* Personal financial support for individual women/girls
* Individuals applying for scholarships or aid to attend school
* Endowments
* Campaigns to elect public officials
* Religious doctrine
* Programs/events that are completed before June 1, 2012
* Businesses, business start-up funds or loans
* Fundraising events

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 126673

Term of Contract:

1 year


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants that do not have 501(c)(3) status may apply through a fiscal sponsor that does
Government agency
Educational institution

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

(802) 398-2300

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Vermont