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Womenade Boston Grant

Grants to Greater Boston, Massachusetts Organizations to
Benefit Disadvantaged Teens and Women

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Womenade Boston

LOI Date:

01/12/18

Deadline Date:

03/13/18 5:00 PM - Receipt by email

Description:

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Grants ranging from $20,000 to $25,000 to Greater Boston, Massachusetts organizations for programs that positively impact the lives of economically disadvantaged teen girls and women. Letters of inquiry must be submitted electronically by Friday, January 12, 2018. The funding source aims to support socially at-risk teen girls and women in the area which extends from Boston out to the I-495 corridor.

Womenade Boston is interested in helping to support promising, new ideas for impacting the lives of women and teen girls. The Foundation is interested in finding and funding well-designed, effectively managed programs that may have escaped the notice of larger funders and/or are bringing a new solution to the sector. Womenade Boston is particularly interested in organizations or programs within organizations that are piloting new initiatives based on their experience and research around promising practice and have developed new or different interventions.

In 2018, Womenade Boston will make grants in 2 categories:

1) Providing support to organizations in the greater Boston area that empower teen girls – ages 12-21.

Womenade Boston seeks to support organizations and/or programs within organizations that address the needs of girls who might be economically disadvantaged, socially at risk, or without the mentors or role models they need to thrive. They are interested in supporting organizations or programs within organizations that work to change the personal outlook for the teen girls they work with by helping them to understand the realm of life-opportunities available to them and then motivating and working with them to develop the skill, knowledge-base, and self-esteem to achieve their goals and live fulfilling lives in their communities.

2) Providing support to organizations in the greater Boston area that empower women – ages 22 and older.

Womenade Boston seeks to support organizations and/or programs within organizations that address the needs of adult women who might be economically disadvantaged, socially at risk, or without the social supports they need to thrive. These may include but are not limited to women veterans, women coming out of prison, and women who have been subject to exploitation. They are interested in supporting organizations or programs within organizations that work to change the personal outlook for these women by helping them to identify and prepare for personal and job opportunities available to them, and then motivating and working with them to develop the skill, knowledge-base and self-esteem to achieve their goals and live fulfilling, self-sufficient lives in their communities.

Priority will be given to programs with annual budgets under $2.0M.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 140179

Number of Grants:

In 2018, Womenade Boston intends to make at least 4 grant awards.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants ranging from $20,000 to $25,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be able to show evidence that their mission is focused on serving this "greater Boston area" and that the majority of their service is delivered within this geography.

Womenade Boston will provide grants for programs, projects, infrastructure, and organizational capacity building.

Womenade Boston will not award grants for the following:
- School day programs in public schools
- Debt reduction
- Endowments or memorials
- Bridge funding or interim financing
- Operational deficits
- Partisan, political lobbying or legislative activities
- General fund drives or annual appeals
- Fraternal, sectarian and religious organizations where the grant is intended for the principle benefit of the organization's own adherents or where the grant is intended for inherently religious activities
- Private foundations
- Legal expenses incurred in any action by or against the organization
- General construction or renovation (unrelated to a specific proposed project or program)
- General capital campaigns (unrelated to a specific proposed project or program)
- Fund-raising activities or events
- Advertising
- Sports teams

Pre-Application Information:

Friday, January 12, 2018 - Letters of Inquiry due by 5:00 PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - Full grant proposal invitations issued
Friday, March 13, 2018 - Grant proposals due by 5:00 PM
March 20 - May 1, 2018 - Proposal review and site visits to applicants
Monday, May 14, 2018 - Grant finalists notified
Monday, June 11, 2018 - Meeting of the Womenade Boston membership to vote on grant recipients for 2018

The completed Womenade Boston Letter of Inquiry, LOI Checklist and preliminary budget should be submitted electronically to the Evaluation Committee in mid-January. All submissions will be acknowledged via email within 1 week of submission.

By May 14, 2018, the Evaluation Committee will select and notify finalists in the grant making process.

Applicants must specify the focus area in which they are seeking funds, and propose a program or project commensurate with the size our grants.

Some applicants may be seeking funding for programs situated within a larger organization. In these cases, it is very important that applicants describe their relationship to the parent organization, explaining clearly if/how the parent organization provides financial, in-kind or other support to the program.

Grant Guidelines:
http://www.womenadeboston.org/grant-application-guidelines

Application Process:
http://www.womenadeboston.org/application-process/

Womenade Boston Video:
https://youtu.be/nG-yEOQ29I4

Contact Information:

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

Evaluation Committee:
Sara Lavoie, Vice President; Co-Chair of Evaluation Committee
evaluation@womenadeboston.org

Susan Jarvis, President
info@womenadeboston.org

Womenade Boston
P.O. Box 958
West Springfield, MA 01090-0958

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts: The greater Boston area is defined as municipalities from Boston out to the I-495 corridor.