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Fund for Women Grants

Grants to Delaware Nonprofits to
Improve the Lives of Women and Girls

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Delaware Community Foundation (DCF)

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Delaware nonprofit organizations to positively impact the lives of women and girls within the state. Funding is intended for long-term, sustainable programs that promote health and wellness, and that enhance life skills that ultimately lead to economic self-sufficiency. Eligible programs should be transformative, and should enable independence, provide life-changing learning opportunities, and offer relief for those in crisis.

The Fund for Women's mission: Through collective philanthropy, the Fund for Women invests and advocates by bringing together knowledge, passion, and commitment to empower women and girls in Delaware to achieve their potential.

Examples of programs that could lead to future economic self-sufficiency, include: arts, sports, mentoring, education, food, financial literacy, clothing, and jobs training.

Scoring Criteria:
- Empowers women and/or girls
- Fills a need
- Specific target population
- Clear measures of success
- Realistic budget

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177768

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum request amount is $15,000.

Term of Contract:

One year only; no multiple year grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must provide documentation of exempt status under section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Fund for Women does not fund individuals, capital campaigns or endowments.

Applications will be not be considered if any of the following apply:
- Funding request is for an individual,
- Organization does not have 501(c) 3 status,
- Funding request is for capital,
- Funding is for debt reduction,
- Project is for endowment campaign,
- Request for funding exceeds $15,000,
- Agency received a prior FFW grant and failed to submit a timely final grant evaluation of the project, or
- Agency received grants in three consecutive years.

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Sarah Grunewald, Vice President for Community Impact

Cynthia Carter-Wedgewood, Grants Chair

Fund for Women
PO Box 15101
Newark, DE 19711

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Delaware