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The Women's Fund

Grants to California Nonprofits and Agencies
to Enhance the Lives of Women and Families

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of the North State

Deadline Date:

09/02/20 5:00 PM PDT - Receipt


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Grants of up to $25,000 to California nonprofit organizations and public agencies in eligible locations to enhance the lives of women and families. Funding is intended to support projects and provide services that overcome current challenges, heighten awareness of the local community, and create a better future for children. Funded activities must benefit Redding area residents.

The Women’s Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation (SRCF) mobilizes the power of women to create a better future for women and their families. The grant program promotes preventive solutions and increased options for women and their families. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159677

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant applications should be for no less than $5,000 and no more than $25,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects for which grant funding is being sought should be completed within 12 months of grant receipt.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are awarded to:

- Nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or
- Public agencies

The services provided by organizations funded through grants from The Women’s Fund must take place within and include residents of the Redding area which is defined as Cottonwood (within Shasta County) to the South, Shasta Lake City to the North, Palo Cedro to the East, and Igo/Ono to the West.

The Foundation seeks to promote respect for all people and holds themselves, and those whom they support, to a high standard of nondiscrimination. The Foundation will not knowingly support organizations whose programs or services are not open to all without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. They recognize that organizations may identify special needs in the community and target programs or services to a specific population based on those needs; however the programs must be open to all people in those targeted populations to be eligible for grant consideration. For questions as to whether or not an organization complies with the above non-discrimination policies, please contact Amanda Hutchings.

Grants are not awarded to or for:

- Individuals
- Budget deficits
- Endowment funds or annual fund drives
- The promotion of religious activities
- Organizations with grant reports past due to the Community Foundation

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 05:00 PM PDT. All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

The Grant Committee solicits member input to form focus areas and members vote each May to select the focus area that will guide grantmaking for the upcoming year.

Successful grantee(s) will be required to: Attend and present at two Women’s Fund annual membership celebration events held in the spring and fall; allow for up to four contacts by The Women’s Fund grantee liaison throughout the year for updates to include in member newsletters and other publications; and submit a final report.

Organizations are not precluded from applying to The Women's Fund for consecutive years. The Grant Review Panel will consider proposals based on merit and select from among each year's applicants to choose the one(s) that best meet that year's Focus Area.

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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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Amanda Hutchings, Director of Community Impact

Shasta Regional Community Foundation
1335 Arboretum Drive, Suite B
Redding, CA 96003

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USA: California: Redding area

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