Women & Girls Fund of the Mid-Shore: 2021 Grant Program (United States)
The Women & Girls Fund of the Mid-Shore is seeking applications for its 2021 grant program. The mission of fund is using the power of pooled resources to improve the lives of women and girls on the Mid-Shore.
The Women & Girls Fund is an endowed fund that channels the pooled resources of individuals into a powerful and permanent legacy serving the needs of women and girls in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot Counties, Maryland.
To understand the needs of women & girls throughout the Mid-Shore and to raise awareness of these needs in the communities
To support under-funded programs and initiatives that aid women and girls
To facilitate collaborative efforts among existing agencies and programs and to encourage public/private partnerships
To engage the philanthropic instincts of all women by providing venues in which their resources of money, time, and talent can be used
To educate the next generation and cultivate a tradition of philanthropy for future generations.
Organization is eligible if it targets and supports significant needs of women and girls on the Mid-Shore and is a:
Non-profit – 501(c)3 organization,
Group or organization that intends to submit an application through a fiscal sponsor, i.e. a tax-exempt organization under the I.R.S. code 501(c)3 that agrees to accept funds on their behalf.
Emphasis is given to organizations and programs that:
Provide opportunities to develop personal self-esteem and self-sufficiency,
Enhance parenting skills to help build stronger families,
Develop life skills through education,
Provide role-model and mentoring support,
Work with other organizations to avoid duplication of services,
Have effective means of evaluating the success of a program,
Have a sound organizational sustainability plan.
Grants will not provide for:
Endowment, annual funds, or fundraising events
Non-project specific advertising, publishing, or promotional material,
Organizations that do not directly or indirectly benefit women and/or girls in the Mid-Shore area,
Political campaigns or lobbying organizations,
Religious organizations, except as they provide services for nonsectarian purposes,
The benefit of an individual, such as for a scholarship, emergency hardship, or disaster relief.
To apply or re-apply for a grant, submit a completed application to the address on the application, located below. The application is a Word document that can be completed on a computer or by hand.
Eight 3-hole punched, unstapled copies of the application and supporting documents are required. (Sections may be paper clipped; No folders with fasteners, please.) The application must be delivered by mail or hand to the Women & Girls Fund office on or before November 1st at 4:00 pm.
For more information, visit https://womenandgirlsfund.org/grant-guidelines/