Woman & Girls Development Fund

Supporting nonprofits focused on leadership development of women and girls with grants

The Women & Girls Development Fund’s (WGDF) objective is to empower women and girls to advance as leaders in our community. Through our grants, the fund supports nonprofits that promote a broader concept of leadership, one free of gender bias that speaks to empowerment of others and includes self-leadership as a foundation for the leadership of others. We invite you to apply for a WGDF grant today for programs focused on leadership and mentorship of women and girls.

2018 grants will be awarded in the following program areas.

  • Leadership/Mentorship - Girls Grades 6-12
    Programs that promote leadership and/or mentorship of school age girls to enable them to reach their full potential
  • Leadership/Mentorship – Women Ages 18-plus
    Programs that promote leadership and/or mentorship of young women to foster empowerment and self-leadership that enable them to reach their full potential

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With these grants, the Women & Girls Development Fund aims to:

  • Fund one $15,000 grant for innovative programs and strategies that focus on the leadership development and/or mentorship of women 18 and over.
  • Fund two grants ($10,000 and $5,000) for innovative programs and strategies that focus on the leadership development and/or mentorship of young girls in grades 6 through 12.

Women & Girls Development Fund Grant Process and Timeline:

  • Sunday, Oct. 7, at 5 p.m. – Deadline for grant applications
  • Monday, Nov. 26 – Announcement of Grants

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