Apply for a Grant

Since 1994, the Women’s Fund and its grants program has awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to innovative programs that improve women’s and girls’ physical and mental health, ensure their economic security, promote their safety, and enhance their lives. We are proud to have funded 207 projects in Northeast Wisconsin developed by 81 different Fox Valley agencies.

New Funding Focus Areas for 2019

All project & program grants for the 2019 grant cycle must address one of the issues identified in the 2017 Status of Women in Northeast Wisconsin Report (Learn more about the report here.)

2019 Grant Materials

Grant Guidelines 2018-2019
Grant Planning Checklist 2018 2019
Preliminary Grant Application 2018-2019
Status of Women in Northeast Wisconsin – Full Report
Grant Seeker Workshop PowerPoint Presentation

Please contact Amanda Louden at (920) 702-7638 if you have any questions.

Important Dates

Grant Seeker Workshop Thursday, November 1, 2018
Preliminary Applications Due Friday, January 4, 2019 – 4:00 p.m.
Applicants notified if they were selected to submit a full proposal By Friday, January 18, 2019
Full Proposals Due Friday, February 15, 2019 – 4:00 p.m.
Grant interviews and agency tours as determined by Grants Committee members February 25 – March 15, 2019
Grant funding recommendations to Women’s Fund board of directors for approval Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Applicants notified of funding decisions Week of April 15, 2019
Grants Celebration Event Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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The Women’s Fund cannot provide grant funding to individuals. Only nonprofits designated as 501(c)(3) organizations may apply.