Women's Fund of Essex County Grant
Essex County Community Foundation
Grant amount: Up to US $20,000
Anticipated deadline: Dec 1, 2018
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program
Location of project: Essex County, Massachusetts
Location of residency: Preferred: Essex County, Massachusetts Other eligible locations: MassachusettsView website Save Need help writing this grant?
The Women’s Fund of Essex County is a charitable fund dedicated to improving the welfare of women and girls in Essex County. The Women’s Fund raises funds and awards grants to selected nonprofit agencies within Essex County that serve women and girls in need. Grants are awarded annually to programs within the funding fields of health and well-being, leadership and empowerment, and economic self-sufficiency and security. From skills-training and employment-readiness, to promotion of health and well-being, to financial literacy, to empowerment and mentoring, The Women's Fund supports a wide range of programming targeted at helping women and girls grow stronger and more self-sufficient.
The Women’s Fund seeks to support existing programs which offer the most impact for the grant dollar. To this end, the focus will be to identify programs that serve women or girls in any of our three fields of funding:
Economic Self-Sufficiency and Security
- College-, employment-, and career-readiness
- Stay-in-school mentoring and academic-success strategies
- Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) support
- Access to employment opportunities
- Financial planning
- Homelessness solutions
Health and Well-Being
- Safety and security
- Gender, language and cultural barriers
- Prevention of abuse, harassment and bullying
- Health promotion
Leadership and Empowerment
- Leadership skills for girls, teens and women
- Gender barriers
- Engaging women and girls in leadership roles
Agencies may apply for a grant that will be a 1 to 3 year commitment to the programs funded. Grants will be awarded up to $10,000 in any one year but not to exceed $20,000 over three years for each program. (Please note that $10,000 will only be granted one year of a multi-year grant.)
The Women’s Fund will not be the sole funder of a program. Our goal is to help ensure that an agency develops a diverse funding base.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- We support nonprofit programs serving the residents of Essex County, Massachusetts.
- The Women’s Fund is limited to nonsectarian programming for women and girls of Essex County of all religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
- Programs sponsored by religious organizations are eligible provided that enrollment is open to all qualified women and girls and the program is free of mandatory sectarian religious instruction.
- We prefer that the organization be located in Essex County.
- Generally, grants will not be awarded:
- To individuals
- To agencies with pending 501(c)3 status
- For debt or deficit reduction
- For political purposes
- For sectarian or religious purposes
- For endowment or capital campaigns
- For research or feasibility studies
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