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Women's Giving Circle (WGC) Grant

Grants to Iowa and Illinois Nonprofits to Improve
Opportunities for Women and Children in Greater Dubuque

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Iowa and Illinois nonprofit organizations to benefit women and children in the greater Dubuque area. Funding is intended to promote self-sufficiency and remove obstacles to opportunity. Eligible programs can take place in Dubuque, Jackson, Jones, Delaware, Allamakee and Clayton Counties in Iowa, and Jo Daviess County in Illinois.

Preference is given to proposals that use one or more of the following approaches:
-Improve quality of life for the most disadvantaged women and children in the local community
-Eliminate gaps and redundancies in services and systems
-Build on community strengths
-Lead to long-term, sustainable solutions
-Develop clear and measurable program results
-Increase system responsiveness by increasing efficiency, access and capacity to serve
-Support an open, growing and diverse community
-Increase equity and social justice.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171179

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Women’s Giving Circle supports awards of up to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

The Women’s Giving Circle supports one-year awards.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that have been in active service to the public for at least one year prior to the application are eligible.

Only one proposal may be submitted per organization.

Not Funded:
-Organizations that promote a particular religious or political ideology
-Capital projects and campaigns
-Dinner galas, advertising, and other special fundraising events
-Programs to be implemented outside of the CFGD service area
-Programs receiving funding from the Circle the previous year (the same organization may apply for a different program each year)

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are available March 15 and are due April 15, 2019. Awards will be announced in June.

All applications are reviewed by the Women’s Giving Circle Grantmaking Committee. Grants will be awarded at the Gifts and Grants Celebration on Thursday, June 6. Every effort is made to keep applicants updated on the status of their proposals.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Katie Decker, Grants Management Assistant
(563) 588-2700

Faye Finnegan, Director of Donor Relations

Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
700 Locust Street, Suite 195
Dubuque, IA 52001

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Jo Daviess County;   Iowa: Dubuque, Jackson, Jones, Delaware, Allamakee and Clayton Counties