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Rochester Women’s Giving Circle (RWGC)

Grants to Monroe County, New York Nonprofits to Support
Women and Promote Their Economic Self-Sufficiency

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Rochester Area Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

03/01/19 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $25,000 to Monroe County, New York nonprofits for programs that benefit women and girls and help them achieve economic independence. Programs should seek to help girls and women gain the skills, education, jobs, and training needed to help them earn a living wage.

The RWGC considers and funds programs for women who are not in crisis and have taken action to stabilize their lives and the lives of their children, and are on the path to achieving economic independence. Programs that serve males and females are eligible as long as RWGC funds are directed to the women and/or girls in the program.

The RWGC seeks to support programs that provide the following:

- Education and training
- Money management and financial literacy skills
- Life skills and job-readiness skills
- Leadership opportunities for women and girls
- Mentoring programs for girls
- Programs that put women to work

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179808

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $25,000

Term of Contract:

Funds must be expended within one calendar year from the time of the grant funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Charitable organizations with 501(c)(3) status whose activities and programs fit within the mission and scope of RWGC’s funding guidelines are eligible to apply. Organizations must be located in and serve women and girls in Monroe County.

The RWGC does not fund the following:
- Private foundations
- Political organizations and activities
- Capital campaigns and endowments
- Building improvements, furniture, fixtures, or equipment
- Individuals and scholarships
- Programs requiring religious affiliation or membership
- Event sponsorship

Pre-Application Information:

Application are due March 1 and grants are awarded in June.

Applications should be submitted through the Foundation's online grant portal.

Please note: Although no multi-year requests will be considered, applications for continued funding may be made on an annual basis provided appropriate progress is made on a current grant.

About the Fund:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Community Programs Department
The Community Foundation
500 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 585-341-4365

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Monroe County