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Women’s Giving Circle Grant

Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits and Agencies in
Eligible Areas for Projects that Benefit Women and Children

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Cumberland Community Foundation

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Deadline Date:

10/16/20 11:59 PM


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Grants to North Carolina nonprofit organizations and local and tribal governments in eligible areas for projects that address the needs of women and children. Applicants must attend an information meeting prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended for programs within the focus areas of financial and educational insecurities, child abuse, foster care, and childcare insecurity. Eligible applicants are located in and serve Cumberland County.

As the pandemic has exacerbated the situation of many women and children in our 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 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 that demonstrate the ability to achieve measurable results and have a high probability of successful continuation beyond the grant period
  • Projects that impact a larger population will be given priority

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 137662

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility for Women's Giving Circle Grants:
- 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.

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

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)

Pre-proposal Conference:

Organizations are required to attend one grant-seekers information meeting. Registration is required and the sessions will be virtual via Zoom.

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.

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:

Wednesday, September 9th at 4:00 pm.

Tuesday, September 15th at 10:00 am.

Pre-Application Information:

- September 15, 2020: Grantseeker information meeting
- September 16, 2020: Online application available
- October 16, 2020, 11:59 PM: Application deadline
- November - December 2020: Evaluations and site visits
- January 2021: Final grant approval
- January/February 2021: Funding available

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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 16:

For questions about the online application system, contact:
Amanda Klinck

Kimmi Nettles

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

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