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Women’s Fund of Central Indiana Grant

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits for Programs
Benefiting Women and Girls

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Women's Fund of Central Indiana

Deadline Date:

06/04/21 Noon


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Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations to benefit local women and girls in eligible counties. Funding may be requested to support programming, projects, or general operations. Priority will be given to applicants committed to diversity and the inclusion of women and girls of color. Eligible applicants serve residents of central Indiana: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby Counties. 

Women’s Fund is particularly interested in funding programming in the following areas:

  • Economic mobility - helping women and girls move from poverty to a lifetime of economic security.
  • Violence against women and girls.
  • Holistic programming for girls that address poverty, violence, self-confidence, mental wellness, and paths to success.
  • Mental wellness for women and girls.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 133091

Estimated Size of Grant:

Women’s Fund anticipates the largest grants will be $20,000. Any application for an amount greater than $20,000 requires a conversation with Women’s Fund Grants Officer, Julie Koegel.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Application Parameters:
- Organizations must serve women and/or girls in central Indiana (Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby Counties). 
- Organizations whose mission is focused on service to/for women and/or girls can apply for operating support. Other organizations can apply for project/program support.

All applicants must demonstrate a commitment to gender-specific programming, not just programs that happen to serve women and/or girls.

Women's Fund will not consider funding for:
- Organizations that are not committed to gender equity
- Programs promoting religion, including proselytizing or religious training
- Fundraising activities (such as golf tournaments or galas)
- Political campaigns
- Individuals
- Organization-sponsored conferences or event sponsorships
- Schools
- Organizations whose board of directors is composed of less than 50% women at the time of submission, unless the organization can provide a written and board-approved plan to reach at least 50% female board composition within the next 12 months.

It is the Fund's policy not to fund programs that include prayer, the promotion of religion, religious preferences, objectives, education, and/or training.

Pre-Application Information:

- Any application for an amount greater than $20,000 requires a conversation before May 15, 2021, with Women’s Fund Grants Officer, Julie Koegel.
- Applications should be sent to Julie Koegel no later than noon on Friday, June 4, 2021.
- Applicants will be notified of funding status by September 30, 2021.

Contact Information:

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

Applications and questions should be sent to Julie Koegel, Women’s Fund Grants Officer:

Central Indiana Community Foundation
615 N. Alabama Street,
Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317.634.2423

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby Counties

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