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Women’s Foundation Grants

Grants to Missouri and Kansas Nonprofits
for Opportunity and Equity for Women

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Women’s Foundation

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Deadline Date:

02/07/19 5:00 PM CT


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Grants of up to $50,000 to Missouri and Kansas nonprofits for programs that promote opportunity and equity for women of all ages. Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent prior to applying. Funding is intended for programs focused on economic development or civic engagement.

The Women’s Foundation funds programs, projects, and activities that focus on promoting equity and opportunity for women and girls. In addition, consideration will be given to programs aimed at changing policies and/or systems in order to promote and protect the rights of women in girls in a long-term sustainable way. The Women’s Foundation recognizes that there are a variety of strategies for achieving systemic change such as: community organizing, leadership and coalition development, and public education.

Indicators to be Addressed:
(1) Economic Development (e.g. gender pay equity, paid family and medical leave, occupational licensing and entrepreneurship); or
(2) Civic Engagement (e.g. civic board and commission service, community leadership, or sexual harassment prevention)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 146700

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will be awarded in amounts up to $50,000.

Term of Contract:

The Women’s Foundation grant cycle will occur each spring, but the Foundation is open to the idea of funding programs for longer or shorter terms, including the possibility of multi-year funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant organization must be tax-exempt as defined by the IRS code, section 501(c)(3).

Applicant organization must maintain ongoing operations including staffing and programs within Missouri and/or Kansas. All funded programs/projects must be designed and carried out for the benefit of the target population living in those areas.

Applicant organizations must be in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations related to non-discrimination, wage and hour laws, workplace safety, licensure, protection of confidential health care information, and all other laws and regulations applicable to the staff, clients, consumers, and the workplace of the applicant.

Applicant organizations must have the demonstrated capacity to carry out program work funded by the grant, exercise financial controls, and use generally accepted accounting procedures. The Women’s Foundation may consider the past performance of a former grantee in this analysis. An annual audit performed by an independent CPA is encouraged.

The Foundation will not provide funding for:
- Individuals/scholarships
- Religious organizations for religious/evangelizing activities
- Endowments
- Political parties or candidates
- Programs inconsistent with non-discrimination policies

Pre-Application Information:

Letters of Intent are due December 3, 2018 at 5:00 PM CT.

Full online proposals can be submitted January 7, 2019 at 8:00 AMCT - February 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM CT by those invited to submit.

Notifications of awards will be made on May 31, 2019.

Funds will be released half on May 31, 2019 and half on December 31, 2019.

Grant Proposal Details:


Contact Information:

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

Please email Letters of Intent to

For questions, please contact the Foundation at / 816.988.2000.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas;   Missouri