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Grants for Nonprofits : Women



A compilation of web pages of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities related to women and girls.

Web Sites

C&A Foundation
A corporate foundation whose mission is to transform the fashion industry. We do this by providing financial support, expertise, and networks to enable brands, NGOs, and other changemakers to make the fashion industry work better for every person it touches. Our work is focused on four areas that we believe will have the biggest impact for people: accelerating organic cotton and other sustainable materials, improving working conditions, eradicating forced and child labour, and strengthening communities. We believe that advancing the rights of women is fundamental for industry transformation.
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Foundation Center RFPs for Women and Girls
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Fundsnet Women Grants
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Global Fund for Women
One of the world's leading foundations for gender equality, standing up for the human rights of women and girls. It campaigns for zero violence, economic and political empowerment, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Global Fund for Women uses its powerful network to rally advocates, raise money, and get support to where it's most urgently needed. It funds and partners with women-led groups who are courageously fighting for justice in their own communities. This rights-based approach gets to the root of gender inequality and is the most effective way to create permanent social change. Since 1987, Global Fund for Women has invested in nearly 5,000 grassroots groups in 175 countries, helping to win rights for millions of women and girls.
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Hadassah Foundation
Dedicated to refocusing the priorities of the Jewish community through innovative and creative funding for women and girls in the United States and Israel. The foundation's mission is to improve the status, health, and well being of women and girls; bring their contributions, issues, and needs from the margins to the center of Jewish concern; and encourage and facilitate their active participation in decision-making and leadership in all spheres of life. To this end, the foundation will provide a small number of grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 each, with the typical award between $30,000 and $40,000. An applicant project must meet a need; establish a program model that enables girls to build self-esteem and learn from their peers and adult mentors; include girls in planning and implementation; demonstrate gender sensitivity (e.g., awareness of girls' unique needs and ability to meet those needs); be replicable in other parts of the country; and draw on Jewish traditions and values.
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Lalor Foundation
The Lalor Foundation, which seeks to educate young women about reproduction to broaden their options in life, is offering nonprofits providing such counseling grants from $10,000 to $50,000. Grants are generally awarded for one year. The program focuses particularly on young women who have inadequate access to information regarding reproductive health, including the subjects of contraception and pregnancy termination, and as such may be particularly lacking options in their lives. The funding program emphasizes support for: (1) Projects that demonstrate realistic plans to achieve greater financial self-sufficiency.
(2) New or smaller organizations, including grassroots efforts.
(3) Collaborative efforts among nonprofit organizations.
(4) New ideas, initiatives and demonstration projects that may be successfully replicated or provide multiple benefits.
Concept papers are accepted twice a year. For the Nov. 1 deadline, concept papers may be submitted between Sept. 1 and Nov. 1. For the May 15 deadline, concept papers may be submitted between March 15 and May 15.
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Mary Kay Foundation: Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
The Mary Kay Foundation is committed to ending the epidemic of domestic violence by providing grants to women's shelters throughout the United States. Each year, the Foundation's Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program awards grants of $20,000 to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state; remaining funds are distributed based on state population. Applying organizations must offer immediate overnight housing to women and children affected by domestic violence. The application deadline is April 30, 2016. Visit the Foundation's website to submit an online application form.
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Michigan Women's Foundation
The Michigan Women's Foundation (MWF) makes grants to nonprofit organizations in Michigan which address the needs of all women - regardless of race, ethnicity, economic status, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Women and girls face a number of economic disadvantages specifically because they are female. MWF seeks to support programs and projects that enable women and girls to participate fully in the economic life of their communities. Funding opportunities include : Social Impact Grants, Young Women for Change Grants, and Mini Grants.
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Nokomis Foundation
The Nokomis Foundation primarily funds grants to organizations serving women and girls the West Michigan area. However, we are open to proposals with a state or national focus, providing they include a West Michigan component.
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NoVo Foundation
The NoVo Foundation is dedicated to building a more just and balanced world. Created in 2006 by Jennifer and Peter Buffett, NoVo has become one of the largest private foundations in the world to support initiatives focused explicitly on girls and women. It also works to advance social and emotional learning, support Indigenous communities in North America, and promote local living economies.
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Top 50 FC 1000 Foundations Awarding Grants to Recipients in Michigan, for Women & Girls, 2011
Source : Foundation Stats, 2013, courtesy of the Foundation Center.
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Top 50 FC 1000 Foundations Awarding Grants to Recipients in Michigan, for Women & Girls, 2012
Source : Foundation Stats, 2014, courtesy of the Foundation Center.
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Young Woman's Home Association
Address : c/o Grant Chair, 17150 Waterloo, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230-1201
E-mail: ywha@inbox.com
Grants made to non-profit organizations that provide basic needs and educational programs for disadvantaged women and children in the Detroit, Michigan, metropolitan area.
Note : More information available in FDOP or 990-PF.
(Last checked 06/22/18)

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