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Women's Bar Association Foundation (WBAF) Grant

Grants to Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia
Nonprofits to Address the Legal Needs of Women and Girls

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Women's Bar Association Foundation (WBAF)

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

11/20/20 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to address the legal needs of women and girls. Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent prior to applying. In the past, eligible organizations addressed the areas of domestic violence, immigration, family law, employment, and assault. Priority will be given to young organizations and to new programs. Applicants must be located in the Metropolitan DC area.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163742

Estimated Size of Grant:

Historically, the WBA Foundation has awarded grants ranging in size from $2,500 - $10,000.

Term of Contract:

-Grant awards cover a twelve-month period with the grant term expected to commence in March 2021.
-The WBA Foundation does not consider requests for multi-year grants at this time.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-To be eligible for a WBA Foundation grant, an applicant must be a tax-exempt organization that qualifies under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code or an organization that is seeking tax-exempt status and is affiliated with, maintains a fiscal sponsor relationship with, or is participating in an incubator program with a qualified 501(c) organization.
-The program for which an applicant seeks funding must serve the legal and related needs of women and girls. The applicant must demonstrate that the primary focus of the program is to serve the legal and related needs of women and girls and/or the majority of the individuals who are or will be assisted under the program are women and girls.
-The WBA Foundation prefers that the program focus on providing legal support to women and girls in Washington, DC. However, they will consider grant requests for programs whose mission extends to the entire D.C. metropolitan region.
-The WBA Foundation is especially interested in providing seed funding to younger organizations or new programs where the impact of the WBA Foundation’s support is direct and measurable.

-Faith-based organizations are eligible for WBA Foundation grants, but funding may not be used in the provision of services that impose religious requirements as a condition of service or are limited to individuals of certain religious faiths.
-The WBA Foundation does not fund general operating expenses. However, they will consider funding indirect costs associated with administering a specific project that will be supported by the WBA Foundation.
-The WBA Foundation does not support university faculty chairs, endowments, capital campaigns or building funds, or other foundations.
-The WBA Foundation does not make loans, fund political campaigns or activities, support programs with a religious component or requirement, award tuition, reimbursements, provide sponsorships, fund IT/automation projects or buy tickets or tables for special events as part of its grantmaking program.

Pre-Application Information:

WBAF 2021 Grant Cycle Calendar
-7/27/2020 Grant Cycle Opened
-8/31/2020 LOIs due by 5:00 pm
-10/9/2020 Full proposals invited
-11/20/2020 Full proposals due by 5:00 pm
-1/15/2021 Grant announcements made
-2/28/2021 Final reports due from 2020 grantees
-Early March Grant Awards Ceremony

Contact Information:

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

Women's Bar Association and WBA Foundation
2020 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 446
Washington, DC 20006 /
202-639-8880 | 202-639-8889 fax

Grant Coverage Areas:

Metropolitan D.C. Area

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland;   Virginia;   Washington, DC

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