Grant Guidelines

Our 2020 Grant Program

The Women’s Fund provides grants to organizations to ensure that all women and girls in Forsyth County have equal opportunities and the skills and resources to be independent, self-sufficient, and contributing members of the community. Our 2020 grant program will provide grants of up to $15,000 to organizations of all sizes.

Because the unprecedented 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is making the inequities in our community more pronounced, we are committed to reducing what we ask of our nonprofit partners in the application process. We are also making new grants as unrestricted as possible in order to be more responsive to what is happening to women and girls in our community during this time.

Two significant changes we are making for the 2020 grant cycle:

  • Allowing organizations to apply for general operating expenses or general programmatic expenses
  • Removing the requirement that organizations requesting support for previously-funded programs must step-down their request amount
What and Who We Fund

  • Proposals must have a focus on economic security.
  • Proposals must have a gender focus and impact Forsyth County women and girls.
  • Proposals must be submitted by an organization or a fiscal agent that is either:
    • A nonprofit exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and classified as "not a private foundation" under Section 509(a)
    • A government or public agency
    • A church or other nonprofit faith-based organization
For detailed information about the 2020 Grants Cycle, please click here for our 2020 Grant Guidelines.

For the online Grant Application, please click here. Completed grant applications are due June 26th.

There will be a virtual Grant Applicant Workshop held on May 28th at 5:30 PM. Please see the guidelines for more details and the registration link.

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