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Windham Area Women and Girls Fund

Grants to Windham, Connecticut Area Nonprofits and
Agencies to Benefit and Empower Local Women and Girls

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut

Deadline Date:

10/02/17 5:00 PM EDT


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Grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 to Windham, Connecticut area nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and government agencies for programs and projects that benefit local women and girls. Applicants should contact staff prior to applying. For the purposes of these grants, the Windham area includes Ashford, Chaplin, Columbia, Coventry, Mansfield, Scotland, Stafford, Union, Willington, and Windham/Willimantic.

Priority for funding will be given to proposals for programs and projects that:

- Empower women and girls to make positive life decisions;
- Promote healthy relationships and reduce domestic violence; and
- Advance family economic security and help women enter or re-enter the workforce, including programs that help non-traditional female students enhance their employment opportunities through education or job training.

Additional preference is given to programs that demonstrate collaboration among service providers.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175971

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Eligible applicants may submit grant requests for amounts between $2,000 and $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS or organizations using a nonprofit fiscal agent; municipal or governmental agencies; and other charitable organizations that serve women and/or girls in the Windham CT area (see Geographic Focus below).


Grants may not support individuals, routine operating expenses, capital campaigns, litigation, deficit funding, endowment campaigns, for-profit organizations, or religious programming.

Funding will not be considered for projects that are typically supported by public funds.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Process:

- The Foundation recommends that all grantseekers speak with Deb Battit, program officer, before beginning a Grant Application (see Contact Information section below).
- Grant Applications are accepted through 5:00 pm, Monday, October 2, 2017.
- Grants will be awarded by early December.

Additional Information:

- General Eligibility Criteria for Grants:

- Guidelines and Application Information:

Please Note:

- All grant applications must include a detailed budget for the program for which funds are requested.
- Last year's grant recipients must submit a final or interim Grant Report in order to be eligible for 2017 funding. All Reports must be submitted through the on-line system. The link to the Grant Report application may be found on the Foundation's website at

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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Please contact Deb Battit, program officer, at 860-442-3572 or 877-442-3572 (toll-free) or

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: Ashford, Chaplin, Columbia, Coventry, Mansfield, Scotland, Stafford, Union, Willington and Windham/Willimantic