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The Women's Giving Circle offers grants to community organizations that support women and their dependents. The total amount of the grants to be given is determined annually based upon contributions received during the prior year. The maximum amount to be granted is the total amount in the pass-through fund plus 5% of the earnings from the endowment fund. 

Funding is available to organizations with projects that focus specifically on promoting self-sufficiency for women and the people for whom they are responsible. Organizations may request grants in the range of $500–$10,000 per program with a maximum of $20,000 per organization per year. The 2018 grant application period opens on February 15, 2018 and closes on March 15, 2018.

All grant applicants will receive email notification of the status of their application by June 1, 2017. Those organizations approved for grants also will be notified of the approved amount of the grant.

The Women's Giving Circle uses Foundant, the same grant application software used by the Community Foundation and other local grantmakers. You will find a link to the new software under "How to Apply for a Grant." All applications must be submitted electronically; no paper applications will be accepted.