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The Women's Fund Grant

Grants to New York Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies
to Improve the Well-Being 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, public schools, and government agencies in eligible counties for programs or projects that address the needs of women and girls. A letter of inquiry must be submitted prior to applying. Projects must benefit residents of the Community Foundation's service area (Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, and/or Tioga counties).

Funding is available for projects or programs that use innovative and collaborative approaches to create positive change and that demonstrate the potential to improve the well-being of women and girls throughout their lives.

Proposals must address one or more of the following areas:

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

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GrantWatch ID#: 156216

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant requests for a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $8,000 will be considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- 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.

Ineligible applicants and projects:
- 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:

Important dates:
- The Women’s Fund will consider grant proposals once during 2020.
- Inquiries must be made by Monday, May 25th, 2 weeks prior to the due date.
- Proposals are due on Monday, June 8th, 2020.
- Awards will be announced in mid-August.

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

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For questions, please contact Tina Barber, Program Officer, at 607-772-6773 or via e-mail:

The Women's Fund
Community Foundation for South Central New York
520 Columbia Drive
Johnson City, NY 13790
(607) 772-6773

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

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