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Girl Power Grants

Grant to a Greater Richmond Area, Virginia Nonprofit
to Positively Impact and Benefit Local Youth

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Grant of $10,000 to a Greater Richmond Area, Virginia nonprofit organization for a project that positively impacts local youth. Finalists will be chosen to present their initiative to funding source members at an awards ceremony in March. Members will then vote and announce the winner.

Girl Power Grants is a grant making cooperative founded by girls, led by girls, and all about helping girls find what issues they’re most passionate about. Girl Power Grants seeks make a difference in the local community. Girl Power Grants’ members combine individual $100 annual donations to fund grants, which are awarded each year to a local nonprofit organization. Girl Power seeks to fund projects that improve, and positively impact, the lives of youth in the Central Virginia area.

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GrantWatch ID#: 178704

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the Richmond, Virginia area is eligible to apply.

To be eligible to receive a grant from Girl Power Grants, an organization must be classified as a “public charity” with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.

Additionally, the organization must:
- Outline a project for a specific time and with specific (measurable) goals to be
achieved with the grant;
- Use the full amount of the available grant and provide a plan of exactly how the
grant will be used;
- Provide services in the Richmond, Virginia, region; and
- Complete the entire application form, including the project budget chart.

Girl Power Grants will not award a grant to the following:
-Debt reduction, bridge funding or interim financing
-Political lobbying, legislative activities or advertising
-General fund drives/fundraisers or annual appeals
-Private foundations
-Legal expenses incurred in any action by or against the organization

Note: The guidelines are continuing to evolve, and Girl Power Grants reserves the right to change its criteria without prior notice at any time.

Pre-Application Information:

The completed application is due by January 31, 2019.

During the month of February, multiple grants review meetings will be hosted where all grant application submissions will be read aloud and discussed by committee members. Organizations can expect to be notified in late February by phone or email if they are selected by the members to be a top three finalist or not.

If you are selected as a finalist, you will present live at The Big Give on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Here, you’ll share with the group why you should be the one receiving the grant and what the grant could help your organization accomplish.

If you are selected as the 2019 grantee, you will be Girl Power Grants’ partner in philanthropy over the course of the year.

Each organization may submit only one Grant Application each year. An organization that receives a grant from Girl Power Grants cannot submit another proposal for the following year.

Contact Information:

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

Email grant applications to:

Morgan Rhudy, Founder and Director
(804) 461-1481

Delaney Baratka, Grants Committee Co-Chair

Izzy Schuler, Grants Committee Co-Chair

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia: Greater Richmond Area