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Eligible Areas for Projects that Benefit Women and Children

Women’s Giving Circle Grant

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Cumberland Community Foundation

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Deadline Date:

10/16/21 11:59 PM


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Grants to North Carolina nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and tribal governments in eligible areas for projects that address the needs of women and children. Applicants are required to attend an information meeting prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to support programs and projects focused on women and children in Cumberland County.

As the pandemic has exacerbated the situation of many women and children in the community, the following Focus Areas have been selected for the 2020-2022 grant cycles:

Basic Needs

  • Financial insecurities (home, job, food, healthcare)
  • Educational insecurities (literacy, financial literacy, academic)
  • Child Security

Child abuse

  • Foster care
  • Childcare insecurity

Special consideration will be given to projects/programs that incorporate any of the following:

  • A new, creative approach to a critical community need
  • Opportunities to collaborate and foster partnerships, as well as leverage other funding sources
  • Projects/programs that demonstrate the ability to achieve measurable results and have a high probability of successful continuation beyond the grant period
  • Projects/programs that impact a larger population will be given priority

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 137662

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Organizations must be located and provide services in Cumberland County, North Carolina.
- Organizations must qualify as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1), (a)(2), or (a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be a qualified unit of government which includes Native American tribal governments.
- Organizations must not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religious beliefs.
- Organizations must have met all reporting and communications requirements on previous Women's Giving Circle Grants to be eligible to apply. If the organization has an active grant in process with the Women's Giving Circle, a final or interim report must be submitted to be considered for funding.

Not Eligible for Women's Giving Circle Grants
- Organizations for re-granting purposes
- Capital and endowment campaigns
- Event sponsorships
- Grants to individuals
- Deficit budgets
- Projects promoting political and religious views
- Scholarships (Check the scholarship program page of CCF)

Priority will go to 501(c)3 charitable organizations with governing boards located in Cumberland County, NC.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Grantseekers Information Meetings:
This meeting is designed to help nonprofit organizations learn about the Women's Giving Circle funding opportunities, eligibility, and application guidelines. The meeting includes a demonstration of the online grant application.

Organizations are required to attend one session.

If you attended last year, you are not required to attend this year. Please contact Susan Barnes ( if you have any questions about your attendance.

Registration is required, these sessions will be virtual via Zoom.

Select the day and time that works for your schedule through the calendar of events page ( and register by clicking on the event in the calendar.
- Friday, September 10th at 10:00 am.
- Tuesday, September 14th at 4:00 pm.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline :
- September 15, 2021: Online application available
- October 16, 2021 at 11:59 PM: Deadline for application submission
- November – December, 2021: Evaluations and site visits
- January 2022: Final grant approvals
- January/February 2022: Funding available

Do not apply if you have not attended a Women's Giving Circle Grantseekers Information Session, this year or last year.

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Contact Information:

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

Apply online from September 15:

For questions about the online application system, contact Kimmi Nettles: or Susan Barnes:

If you still have questions after attending a Grantseekers Information Meeting, contact Susan Barnes: or
910-483-4449 ext. 108

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Cumberland County

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