Funding is available to organizations with projects that focus specifically on promoting self-sufficiency for women and the people for whom they are responsible.

Thank you to our 2021 Grants Committee: Lois Jarman (chair), Mimi Galanis (co-chair), Erin Guyton, Nan Mann, Mary Ratchford, Brigitte Farrell, Diana Halleman, Anne Reaver, Leesa Ruderman, Bev Shelton, Lindsay Burdette, Kristen Rowe, and Meg Menke.


The Giving Circle awarded $245, 092 to area nonprofits serving women during the 2021 Grant Cycle.

The next grant cycle will open in February 2022.


Questions?  Send email to


The online application is administered by the Community Foundation using the Foundant grant application software. Applicants are encouraged to review all available material on this page for guidance on developing their applications. 


For help in accessing and competing the online application, see the resources and tutorials shown below.



Organizations that have applied for funding through the Community Foundation or the Women’s Giving Circle in the past will use their existing online account.


Preview the 2021 Grant Application

Community Foundation Financial Statement Form

Community Foundation Sample Budget

Community Foundation Reimbursement Guidelines

Community Foundation Grant Application Technical FAQ


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