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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.

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30 Federal Grant Programs for Minorities
The following programs are provided by a number of Federal agencies to eliminate health disparities among minority groups and provide educational, business development, and research opportunities to under-represented populations and minority serving institutions. EducationMoney.com repackages information from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance in an interesting manner.
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Foundation Center RFPs for Women and Girls
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Fundsnet Women Grants
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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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Open Meadows Foundation
Deadline: February 15 and October 15
Supports projects that are led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities. The Foundation funds projects that don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and expression, age, or ability. Projects must be designed and implemented by women and girls; reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and organization; promote building community power; and promote gender, racial, social, economic, and/or environmental justice. Projects must also have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding. Organizational budgets should not exceed $150,000. Small and start-up organizations are strongly encouraged to apply. Proposals from organizations not previously funded have priority. The Foundation also administers a number of special funds that are targeted to specific groups or activities. Deadlines are February 15 and August 15 each year. Additional information can be found on the Website.
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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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Women RFPs from the Foundation Center's Philanthropy Digest
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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.
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