Launched in 2006, the Community Women’s Fund is uniquely community-driven with annual funding priorities informed by a signature Women’s Issues Summit attended by dozens of community leaders and activists working directly with women, girls and families.
The Community Women’s Fund Review Committee, comprised of members of WOMENS WAY’s Board of Directors and community representatives, intensely analyzes the requests and makes funding recommendations to the Board. Since inception, the Fund has awarded over $2 million through 220 grants.
The Community Women's Fund uses an open-call Letter of Intent (LOI) process, twice per year, with submission deadlines listed below. Once the LOIs have been vetted, applicant organizations are invited to submit a formal proposal application. LOI applicants are notified of their status approximately 6 weeks after the LOI deadlines:
Fall deadline for LOI submission is AUGUST 17th
Spring deadline for LOI submission is FEBRUARY 16th