Apply now for a Harriet Silverman Small Grants Fund Grant
Grant proposal deadline is March 1, 2017.
Do you work or volunteer with a small, grassroots organization in Southern Arizona that is improving the lives of women or girls?
Through the new Harriet Silverman Small Grants Fund, the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona is now accepting proposals to support the work of small, grassroots organizations in our region. Eligible organizations may apply for grant awards in the range of $1,000 to $5,000.
Complete the simple, online application by March 1, 2017. Use the following links to submit an application:
First-time users to Common Grant Applications register here.
Returning users to Common Grant Applications login here.
- Organizations with annual expenses of $150,000 or less
- Organizations located and working to empower women and/or girls in Pima, Cochise or Santa Cruz County
- Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization in good standing or a grassroots organization with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor conducting charitable work in Southern Arizona.
The Women’s Foundation does not provide funds for: individuals; campaigns to elect candidates to public office; capital fund drives; debt reduction; endowments; fund-raising events or one-time conferences or workshops; scholarships; fellowships or tuition reimbursement; programs inconsistent with federal, state, and local non-discrimination statutes regarding equal employment opportunity; programs that promote religious activities; programs outside of Southern Arizona; individual classrooms or schools.
February 1, 2017 – Application Opens
March 1, 2017 – Proposal Deadline
March, 2017 – Site Visits
April 26, 2017 – Grants awarded at 2017 WFSA Luncheon
Our 2016 Annual Grantmaking Round closed on September 1, 2016
Annual Grant Priorities:
Inspired by our mission and drawing on key findings from our recent research, during our competitive grant round, which closed September 30, 2016, the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona is collaborating to achieve change that empowers women and girls in the following areas:
- Adopting a two-generation approach by partnering with and investing in organizations and initiatives that address the needs of two generations, i.e. low-income single mothers and their children, simultaneously
- Increasing women’s income and assets by partnering with and investing in organizations that demonstrate measurable impact in economic change that empowers women
- Influencing legislative and/or workplace policy change that improves the lives of Southern Arizona women and families in economics, safety, health and leadership.
September 1, 2016 – LOI Opens
September 30, 2016 – LOI Deadline
Oct. 5, 2016 – Full Proposal Invitations
Oct. 13, 2016 – Pre-proposal Workshops for Applicants, 8:00 am OR 3:00 pm (Please reserve one of these times on you calendar in the event your organization is invited to submit a full proposal.)
Oct. 31, 2016 – Full Proposal deadline
January 2017 – Site Visits
April 26, 2017 – Grants Awarded at 2017 WFSA Luncheon