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Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge (WFBR) Impact Grant

Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits and Agencies
to Improve the Lives of Women and Girls

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge (WFBR)

Deadline Date:

09/11/20 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $15,000 to North Carolina nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible counties to improve the lives of women and girls. Funding is intended to address needs in the areas of human services, education, health and wellness, and empowerment. Special consideration will be given to proposals that demonstrate collaboration with other non-profits and long-term sustainability. Programs must benefit women and girls in Ashe, Avery, and Watauga counties.

Proposals must meet a local need related to one or more of the WFBR Focus Areas below:

  • Education:  Increasing individual knowledge is a powerful tool.  Funded programs should strive to use creative solutions that are sustainable, and help women and girls further their education.
  • Human Services:  Providing direct services to women and girls is critical in helping them thrive.  Funded programs should provide services that can be tracked over the grant funding cycle and show how the program is directly benefiting women and girls.
  • Health and Wellness: Access to affordable medical care is critical.  Funded programs should focus on health and wellness programs for women and girls that have measurable outcomes.
  • Empowerment:  Funded programs should invest in the growth and development of women and girls and deliver meaningful, measurable, and lasting outcomes.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 145397

Estimated Size of Grant:

Typically, grant awards range from $1,500 - $15,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant funds are intended to be used in the year awarded. Multi-year grants are not available.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any 501(c)3 organization or government entity which provides program or services that benefit women and girls who live in Ashe, Avery or Watauga Counties.

The Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge will not consider requests from any organization or government entity that discriminates on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation or gender in any of its activities or operations.

Pre-Application Information:

Key dates:
- The grant application for 2020-2021 will be available online August 17, 2020.
- The 2020-2021 grant application window is from Monday, August 17, 2020 through Friday, September 11, 2020. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm
- The Committee will review applications from September 21, 2020, through November 6, 2020.
- Applicants will be notified by Friday, November 13, 2020. The decisions of the Committee are final.
Grant funding will be awarded before the end of year.
- There will be an awards reception (date TBA).

Grant funds cannot be applied to more than 25% of the operating expenses for the project being funded.

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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.


Mailing Address:
895 State Farm Road – Suite 403-8
Boone, NC 28607

(828) 264-4002


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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Ashe, Avery, and Watauga Counties

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