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Votes for Women Centennial Grants Program

Grants to Washington Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools,
and Libraries for Women's Suffrage Programs

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Washington State Historical Society (WSHS)

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Washington nonprofits, tribal governments, local governments, schools, and libraries for programs related to women's suffrage and civic engagement. Funding is intended for exhibitions, books, educational programs, events, lectures or performances on the topic of suffrage.

Grant applications that support the following Centennial Celebration goals will be considered:
- Celebrate historic and current women of Washington
- Increase civic engagement of women in Washington
- Increased public understanding of Washington’s role and impact in the national suffrage movement
- Increased public understanding of where Washington State is today in terms of gender equality
- Increased public understanding of long-term effects of the suffrage movement in empowering and advancing women in society

Funds can be used for a variety of programs, including but not limited to:
- Washington Women Change Makers and/or Suffrage Themed exhibitions, lectures, plays, films, books, public art, educational programs, celebrations and events.
- Hosting a suffrage performer or lecturer. The Society has partnered with Living Voices and Humanities Washington to bring you the best of the best historic interpreters and lecturers on the topics of suffrage and gender equality to commemorate the centennial in 2019/2020. Apply for a grant to bring a performer or a speaker symposium to your community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184408

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities are eligible to apply for grant funds:
- 501c3 nonprofit organizations incorporated in the state of Washington
- Local governments
- Tribal governments and related organizations
- Public schools and libraries

Applicants may receive one grant per organization.

Pre-Application Information:

Fall 2018 Funding Cycle:
- Application Period: December 31st Deadline
- Notice of Decision: First week of March
- Reimbursement Funds Available: March
- Summary Report Deadline: December 31st of following year

Spring 2019 Funding Cycle:
- Application Period: April 30th Deadline
- Notice of Decision: First week of July
- Reimbursement Funds Available: July
- Summary Report Deadline: April 30th of 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 application materials with subject header “Votes for Women Grant Application” to:

Or mail application materials to:
Washington State History Museum
Attention: Elisa Law
1911 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402


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USA: Washington