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The Women's Fund Grant

Grants to New York Nonprofits, Agencies, and School
Systems to Improve the Lives of Women and Girls

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Community Foundation for South Central New York - The Women's Fund

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Grants of up to $8,000 to New York nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and public school systems in eligible counties for innovative programs and projects that improve the lives of local women and girls. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full proposal. Eligible applicants are organizations in the Community Foundation for South Central New York's service area, including Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and/or Tioga counties.

Funding is available for projects or programs that use innovative and/or collaborative approaches to create positive change and that demonstrate the potential to improve the well-being of women and/or girls throughout their lives. Proposals must address one or more of the following areas:

  • Promoting economic self-sufficiency
  • Supporting healthy decision-making and taking control of one’s life; improving self-esteem
  • Strengthening social support
  • Leadership development
  • Education
  • Personal Safety
  • Serving women and girls in crisis situations

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 156216

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Women’s Fund will consider applications requesting a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $8,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation will consider requests from any 501(c)(3) for a program or project that will primarily but not exclusively benefit residents of the Foundation’s service area (Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and/or Tioga counties.) It will also consider requests from certain local government agencies, municipalities and public school systems within its service area, provided that the proposed project fits the Fund’s criteria for consideration. The determination as to whether a proposed project, or agency, fits the Women’s Fund’s criteria for consideration is made by the Community Foundation for South Central New York.

The Foundation Doers Not Consider Requests For:
- Operating or program deficits
- Funding to pay existing mortgages
- Scholarships
- Funding to reimburse an organization for costs that were incurred prior to the date the grant is to be awarded.
- Funding to churches or organizations for religious purposes
- Funding to organizations that have so many counterparts (e.g. scout troops, ambulance squads, volunteer or municipal fire departments, individual schools within a school district, PTAs) that it would be difficult to assess the relative merits of similar proposals.
- Grants to individuals

Pre-Application Information:

The Women’s Fund will consider grant proposals once during 2021. Proposals are due on Monday, April 26th, 2021. Inquiries must be made by Monday, April 12th, 2 weeks prior to the due date. Awards will be announced in mid- June.

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

Grant Portal:

If you do not have access to a computer, or if you do not feel comfortable with your on-line application skill-level, please contact Tina Barber, Program Officer at 607-772-6773.

All questions regarding this opportunity should be directed to Program Officer, Tina Barber at or 607-206-5180.

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USA: New York: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and/or Tioga counties

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