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Fall 2018 Community Grant Cycle

Grants to Texas Nonprofits to Improve the Status of
Women and Girls in Dallas, Collin, and Denton Counties

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Foundation / Corporation

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Dallas Women’s Foundation

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Deadline Date:

07/10/18 10:00 AM


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Grants to Texas nonprofits for programs that favorably impact the status of women and girls in Dallas, Collin, and Denton Counties. Applicants must register to apply by July 6, 2018. Proposals will be accepted in the areas of economic security, leadership and education, women's issues, and health and safety.

More details on the program funding areas are as follows:

Leadership and Education
- STEM Education
- Post-secondary education
- Self-esteem building
- Prevention and empowerment (after school)
- Leadership and engagement

Economic Security
- Basic skills and ESL
- Workforce development and earnings
- Economic support (childcare, transitional housing)
- Economic empowerment (entrepreneurship, financial coaching)
- Aging in place/housing for women 75 years and older

Health and Safety
- Violence against women and girls (rape, domestic violence)
- Human trafficking
- Women's reproductive health
- Access to health care
- Mental, emotional, and dental care

Women's Issues
- Legal and civil rights

Also includes:
- Capacity Building
- Operating support
- Program support
- Policy Programs
- Increasing Engagement Programs
- Organizations and/or programs that serve women in suburban areas outside of the City of Dallas

Funding Priorities
- Effective long-term, positive changes in systems that currently prevent women and girls from reaching their full potential
- Expanded choices and opportunities for women and girls
- Evaluation tools that include measurement for effectiveness with clear definitions of program success
- Programs explicitly address the particular and unique needs and challenges of women and girls
- The Foundation also encourages projects developed in consultation and collaboration with other agencies, which promote coordination, cooperation and sharing among organizations.
- Effective use of volunteers, as well as board diversity and involvement, are equally encouraged.
- Programs that demonstrate Dallas Women's Foundation's core values of Equality, Empowerment, Inclusion, Integrity

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 156911

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to receive a grant from the Foundation, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

1. Organizations must have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation from the Internal Revenue Service.

2. At least 50% of the clients benefiting from grant funding must be residents of Dallas, Denton, or Collin County (See below for exceptions for Policy Program applications).

3. At least 75% of the clients benefiting from grant funding are women and/or girls inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

4. Organizations that have been funded through the Community Grant Cycle for five consecutive years must sit out for one year before submitting a new proposal.

The Foundation does not fund:
1. Projects inconsistent with Dallas Women’s Foundation core values.
2. Individuals
3. Campaigns to elect public officials or for partisan political projects.
4. Programs which promote religious activities, proselytize or require adherence to a particular religion.
5. Projects or expenses which take place before the grant is awarded.
6. Projects inconsistent with federal, state and local nondiscrimination ordinances regarding equal employment opportunity.
7. Grants that ultimately go wholly to another agency other than the applicant (pass through).
8. Organizations which have the ability to levy taxes.
9. Scholarships for books and tuition. The Foundation does fund enhancements to scholarship programs that support the education of women and girls (i.e., special programming that supports scholarship recipients).

Pre-proposal Conference:

Grant Information Sessions

In preparation for the upcoming Fall 2018 Community Grant Cycle, the Dallas Women's Foundation will host free community information workshops in Dallas, Collin, and Denton counties.

During each session, foundation staff will cover the guidelines and application process for the fall 2018 community grant cycle, the foundation's competitive grant program.

The workshops are free of charge. To RSVP or for more information, please email Shonda Barnett. For your convenience, there are multiple sessions scheduled across North Texas.

Information sessions schedule:

- Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. University of North Texas (Union Room 382) 1155 Union Circle, Denton, Texas 76203

- Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Collin College Central Park Campus (Pike Lecture Hall) 2200 West University Drive, McKinney, Texas 75071

- Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Mesquite Arts Center (Rehearsal Hall) 1527 N. Galloway Avenue Mesquite, Texas 75149

Pre-Application Information:

Complete grant applications are due by 10:00 a.m. on July 10, 2018.

Grant Request Timeline
- Online application available: June 1 at noon
- Deadline to request a login account: July 6 at noon
- Application deadline for Fall 2018: July 10 at 10 am
- Notification of site visit or elimination from consideration: August 7
- Site visiting period: September 14 – October 5
- Final notification of grant status for site-visited applicants: November 30

Eligibility and funding areas:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Shonda Barnett

Dallas Women's Foundation
Campbell Centre II
8150 North Central Expressway
Suite 110
Dallas, Texas 75206

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