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The Fund for Women and Girls Grant

Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits in Eligible Locations
for Activities that Benefit Local Women and Girls

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC)

Deadline Date:

08/01/21 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for activities that benefit local girls and women. Eligible programs may align with one of the following areas of focus: economic development, health and safety, education, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Projects must benefit girls and women residing in the counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry Counties, and/or the Dillsburg Area of Northern York County.

To further its mission, The Fund for Women & Girls utilizes four Funding Priorities which seek to support projects that advance the lives of women and girls by:

  • Providing opportunities to address basic needs or develop economic self-sufficiency.
  • Providing opportunities to strengthen and address health and safety needs.
  • Providing opportunities for education.
  • Providing opportunities to invest in systems and sustainable change efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Fund for Women & Girls is seeking proposals that are change-making for local women & girls.

  • Proposed projects may seek to strengthen and/or sustain existing programs, expand existing programs or be brand new.
  • Proposals must be focused on service to women, service to girls, service to women & girls, or service to those who identify as such.
  • Proposals must have lasting value and provide a plan for sustainability beyond the grant term.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152736

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000

Term of Contract:

Grants are awarded for one year. Proposed projects may take place at any time during the grant year beginning January 1, 2022, and ending December 31, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must either be a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or have a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization act as a fiscal sponsor for the proposed project.

The Foundation Does Not Fund
- Advancement of capital or endowment campaign
- Anti-reproductive rights activities
- Co-educational programs that do not clearly communicate the specific and unique aspects for women and girls
- Event sponsorship
- Political campaigns or promotion of candidates for public office
- Promotion of religious beliefs
- Scholarships that fund individual students

In addition, in alignment with TFEC guidelines, this grant opportunity does not fund:
- Advertising
- Capital campaigns
- Direct lobbying to influence legislation or funding appropriations
- Individuals
- National and statewide umbrella organizations that cannot demonstrate a local presence
- New staff positions without a substantial plan for sustainability
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Retroactive projects

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Timeline:
- April 1, 2021: Application available.
- August 1, 2021: All application materials must be submitted through the online application system by 4:00 pm.
- Applicants will be notified of their status in December 2021.

Follow Three Simple Steps to Apply
1. ACCESS, download, and/or print The Fund for Women & Girls Grant Application.
2. LOGIN into the TFEC online application system and begin or update your online profile.
3. UPLOAD all required materials to the Attachments Tab within the online application system and select submit before 4pm on the application deadline. This grant opportunity requires attachments. See the Grant Application for full instructions. All required materials will be uploaded within the Attachments Tab; materials should not be mailed or delivered.

All applicants are invited to contact the Community Investment Team, to discuss a proposed project or application.

Applicants may request a draft review of their application materials by our Community Investment Team prior to submission. To submit a draft review, email all materials to be reviewed as an attachment. Draft review requests are limited to one review of each grant opportunity and submissions must be received at least two weeks prior to the application deadline.


Contact Information:

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

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To submit a draft review, email all materials to be reviewed as an attachment to

Direct questions to:
Andrea Iguina-PĂ©rez

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities
200 N. 3rd Street
8th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Tel: 717.236.5040
Fax: 717.231.4463

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry Counties, and/or the Dillsburg Area of Northern York County.

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