General Operating Fund

General Operating Fund

WOMEN’S WAY is launching a $150,000 General Operating Fund that will provide 2-year grants to organizations primarily serving women, girls, and/or the gender-expansive community.

Grant Description

  • Up to $10,000 / year for 2 years
  • Applications will be accepted January 17, 2022 – February 7, 2022
  • Decisions will be made and communicated by March 4, 2022
  • Grantees will be asked to identify annual goals and to report on progress and challenges every 12 months


The organization:

  • has operated consistently for at least two years
  • primarily serves women, girls, and/or the gender-expansive community
  • provides services in at least one of our eight counties of coverage: Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, Delaware, Gloucester, Burlington, and Camden
  • is a tax-exempt organization under sections 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code or has a fiscal sponsor (WOMEN’S WAY cannot grant to individuals)
  • affirms that they do not have any policies, programs, services, or advocacy that conflict with WOMEN’S WAY’s position on issues, specifically our belief that women should have access to the full range of reproductive health care, including abortion
  • Has programming that addresses one of the following three areas:
    • Advancing reproductive justice and sexual health
    • Increasing safety against gender-based violence
    • Promoting economic self-sufficiency and justice
    • Developing the leadership of girls and young women

Priority will be given to organizations that:

  • are led by women of color that have budgets of less than $500,000
  • have not received funding from WOMEN’S WAY between January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021

Apply Now:

Applications will be accepted from January 17, 2022 through February 7, 2022. To apply, please submit the following documents to:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Most recent 990 or audited financial statements or year-end financial statement (if organization budget is >$250,000.00)
  • 501 (c)(3) IRS letter or Letter of Resolution from your fiscal sponsor
  • Current Fiscal Year Operational Budget

Also, complete the brief survey here.