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Women’s Fund Grant

Grants to Cass County, North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota
Nonprofits for Programs that Benefit Women and Girls

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FM Area Foundation - Women’s Fund

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Grants ranging from $500 to $15,000 to Cass County, North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that benefit women and girls. Funding is intended to improve the leadership skills and develop the potential of local women and girls.

Specifically, funding will be provided for proposals in the areas of:
- Children in need of care
- Economic well-being of women and their families
- Women in leadership

The Fund is particularly interested in funding programs that bring about self-discovery, empowerment, and personal transformation, thus helping women or girls find their strength and voice to actively pursue leadership opportunities that impact businesses, nonprofits, faith-based, community, neighborhood, civic, government, and the community.

Grants may be awarded that provide funding for operations, enhancements to current operations and/or existing programs for new leadership initiatives and grassroots organizations.

Preference will be given to organizations that show an innovative, effective, and direct approach to activating leadership among women and/or girls; form partnerships with other community organizations for deeper impact; demonstrate the long-term sustainability and viability of the initiative; show a clear need for the funds and a plan for their use; and demonstrate a long-term commitment to this work.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179226

Number of Grants:

For reference only, in 2018, the Women’s Fund awarded ten grants to organizations dedicated to lifting up women and girls in the local community.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Women’s Fund will accept grant requests from $500 to $15,000.

Operational support grants will be funded up to $5,000. Requests above this dollar amount must be for a project, program or collaborative effort.

Term of Contract:

Multi-year funding is not currently being funded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be an IRS-approved tax exempt nonprofit under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue code as described in IRC 501(c)(3) or a church or a tax-exempt school or other government entity, with a focus of serving Cass County, North Dakota, and Clay County, Minnesota, respectively.

Fiscal sponsorships are accepted with the completion and submission of your fiscal sponsorship agreement form. Every effort will be made to maintain a reasonable balance in awarding grants to various areas of need.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline is April 12, 2019. If you are applying on behalf of a university/college, please contact Lexi Oestreich for information regarding the FM Area Foundation's facilities and administrative fee policy.



Contact Information:

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

Register and apply online:

Contact Lexi Oestreich with questions:
Phone: (701) 234-0756

FM Area Foundation - Women’s Fund
409 7th St. S
Fargo, ND 58103

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: Clay County;   North Dakota: Cass County