Grants for Women & Girls
Over the past 20 years the Community Fund for Women & Girls has demonstrated a long-term commitment to improving and advancing the status of women and girls in Greater New Haven. The Fund’s grantmaking has been an integral part of this work, supporting programs which reach women and girls as individuals as well as through efforts which address systemic causes of inequity.
Grant application deadline was Wednesday, Jan. 30 2019.
Requirements to Apply
Gender Specific Programming
The Fund is proud to support organizations which meaningfully impact women and girls and evaluates all requests for funding through a gender-specific grantmaking framework.
As the region’s grantmaker focused on women and girls, the Fund will only support gender-specific programming and advocacy initiatives by providing grants to:
- Direct service organizations providing individuals with gender-specific programming. Gender-specific programming addresses the unique needs and challenges that women and girls experience due to gender.
- Advocacy and direct service organizations that promote social and economic advancement of women and girls broadly to achieve systemic change.
Support is not limited to organizations and programs that exclusively serve women and girls.
Discussion With Foundation Grantmaking Staff
In order to submit an application to the Community Fund for Women & Girls and be considered for funding, a brief discussion with Sarah Fabish or Kara Straun is required. Schedule now by emailing Kara Straun. Calls should occur no later than January 28, 2019
Grant Orientation Documents:
- Grant Process Orientation Webinar
- Grant Process Orientation Slides
- Budget Worksheet and Narrative Form
- Application scoresheet
- Grant Awards 2015-18
Understanding the Gender-Specific Grantmaking Framework
The Fund values gender-specific initiatives which are:
“Grantmaking with a gender lens means considering women [and girls] in context. It means understanding the multiple barriers that confront women [and girls] and designing programs and services to meet the particular challenges facing women and girls. It means strategically and deliberately focusing on women [and/or girls] as beneficiaries, advocates, AND leaders, and as catalysts for community development.”
For more information highlighting the challenges facing women and girls in Greater New Haven, please review the following report:The Status of Women and Girls in New Haven, Connecticut
Please contact Sarah Fabish at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Reporting forms for current grant recipients
Interim & Final Grant Report for Community Fund for Women & Girls grant recipients
Strategic Investment Grant Report Guidelines for Community Fund for Women & Girls grant recipients
About the Community Fund for Women & Girls
The Fund was established in 1995 by an anonymous donor and gifts from the community to promote the social and economic advancement of women and girls through strategic philanthropy, grants, advocacy and collaboration.