Grants for Women
Nonprofits Grants for Women in the United States
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The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company, its global philanthropic arm, The Coca-Cola Foundation, and its regional foundations strive daily to be responsive to the citizenship priorities in the global communities where we live and work.
At The Coca-Cola Company, we recognize that we cannot have a healthy and growing business unless the communities we serve are healthy and sustainable. As a global beverage company, we have committed ourselves to improving the quality of life in the communities where we do business. Our community investment priorities reflect the global and local nature of our business and focuses on areas where The Coca-Cola Company can make a unique and sustainable difference: women, water and the environment, education and community well-being.
Protecting the Environment
In addition, the Foundation supports many local community programs such as arts and culture, community and economic development programs in the United States, as well as HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness programs in Africa and Latin America.
Our community commitment is shared across The Coca-Cola system. When natural disasters strike, The Coca-Cola Foundation and the entire Coca-Cola system respond to offer emergency relief. Through the Coca-Cola Matching Gifts Program, eligible employees make personal contributions to qualified organizations and The Coca-Cola Foundation matches those contributions on a 2-for-1 basis.
American Kennel Club Humane Fund
AKC Humane Fund: Uniting animal lovers
Pets touch our lives in so many ways. That's why the AKC Humane Fund's mission is to support various pet related causes across the nation. The AKC Humane Fund unites all animal lovers by promoting the joy and value of responsible pet ownership through education, outreach and grant-making. Every day, we work hard to give back to dogs on a broad and sustainable scale but nobody can do it alone. It takes a community of dog lovers working together to make a difference.
Women’s Shelters Grant
The AKC Humane Fund is proud to be the leading organization that provides financial assistance to domestic abuse shelters that accept pets. Our grants make it easier for women’s shelters to welcome pets and help break the cycle of domestic abuse. Apply for a grant and tell us how you are helping pet owners at your facility.
Community Foundation of the North State
The Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation began in 2008 with the purpose of addressing the persistent challenges facing women and their families in the Redding area. The Women’s Fund is part of a global movement of Women’s Funds throughout the world, making a difference through collaborative philanthropy.
The Women's Fund
Mobilizing the Power of Women Through Philanthropy
The Women's Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation began in February 2008 with a founding cabinet of 10 women, representing diverse backgrounds, ages, and perspectives, all from the greater Redding region. The Women's Fund is part of a global movement dedicated to collective philanthropy.
The Women’s Fund Mission
The Women’s Fund mobilizes the power of women through collective philanthropy using a strategy of education, grant-making and endowment building to create a better future for women and their families in the Redding area.
Since 2008, we have made it our purpose
- To build a vibrant and engaged membership committed to improving women’s lives and children’s futures.
- To inspire women to make a difference through collective giving.
- To raise community awareness of issues affecting women and families.
- To improve long-term opportunities for women and families through annual grant making.
- To grow a permanent endowment to support grant making and community forums.
The Women’s Fund is building a permanent endowment and an annual fund through collective philanthropy to address the needs of women and their families, improve children’s futures and raise community awareness. Grant funds are made available through memberships to the Women’s Fund. Our grant program promotes preventive solutions and increased options for women and their families.
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
Women for Women
The mission of Women for Women (WFW) is to improve the lives of women and girls in Western North Carolina through women’s collective giving. Our vision is that Women for Women inspires hope and possibility, empowers women to take action and strengthens Western North Carolina. WFW works to create opportunities for women and girls of Western North Carolina through grantmaking, advocacy and advancing women’s philanthropy. Since 2006, WFW has invested more than $3.4 million in high impact grants in WNC.
The 2020 Women for Women Grant Program promotes the Facilitation of Safe Living and Work Environments for Women and Girls: Addressing issues of violence against women and girls in Western North Carolina. Direct service or advocacy projects should clearly focus on one of the following priority areas:
- Elder Abuse
- Human Trafficking
- Intimate Partner Violence
- Sexting (Social Media)
- Sexual Violence (including sexual assault and harassment)
Programs must demonstrate impact on safe living environments for women and girls.
While Women for Women recognizes that many strategies are important to improving the lives of women and girls, its membership wishes to focus on the priority areas listed above.
Research has shown that education, transportation, childcare, life skills, jobs, housing and legal representation are factors inherent in the rescue, recovery and rehabilitation of women and girls to bring them out of violent and abusive situations. Proposals including these factors must be in relation to facilitating safe living environments for women and girls in Western North Carolina.
Women for Women will invest in programs that:
- Demonstrate sustainable and measurable social change for women and girls in WNC through services that promote freedom from violent and abusive situations
- Address causes or prevention of domestic abuse
- Make a long-term difference and increase safe living conditions in the lives of women and girls
- Advocate for safe living conditions for women and girls at various levels of society - communities, institutions, systems and policies
- Demonstrate collaborative and/or cooperative partnerships with other organizations and groups that yield greater impact than either organization could achieve alone
- Demonstrate commitment to organizational learning and capacity building
Women for Women will make grants between $15,000 and $100,000, which may be used over one or two years.
Women for Women will accept proposals for:
- new programs
- program expansion
- operating expenses for existing programs (1 or 2 year grants; $50,000 limit total)
- direct service or advocacy
WFW considers advocacy programs to be those which promote social change for women and girls at various levels of society - communities, institutions, systems, and policies; it is NOT direct service to individual clients. All advocacy issues submitted should align with the WFW Focus Area.
Montclair Fund for Women
Montclair Fund for Women Grant
The Montclair Fund for Women supports programs that use innovative approaches to achieve educational success and social justice with a special emphasis on women and girls of color in Montclair and North Essex.
The Montclair Fund for Women will prioritize grant applications that show a primary focus on the following populations, methods and thematic areas:Direct service work;
- Direct service work
- Women and girls
- Education and/or social justice
- Change through community
While maintaining our focus on support for organizations providing direct service to women and girls, with a special emphasis on women and girls of color, in the education and/or social justice arenas, MFW will prioritize grants that focus on the building of community as a methodology for change.
Montclair Fund for Women funds social justice projects created to:
- Expose and challenge systemic racism through teaching tolerance; combat racist/bigoted laws, policies and private business practices.
- Expose and challenge economic inequality through research, community organizing, public education campaigns, community forums, publications to expose private, non-profit and government sector policies, laws and practices that result in economic inequality for specific/arbitrarily targeted segments of the population, for the private profit of another.
- Challenge political policies, laws, court rulings and practices through community education designed to expose, illuminate, educate and inform individuals and groups regarding those policies and laws.
Montclair Fund for Women supports programs that enrich learning and maximize opportunities for economically disadvantaged students to access high quality education. We fund programs that:
- Make education a two-way street between parent(s) and child that strengthens family ties and the love of learning, which is the foundation for success.
- Utilize research-based curriculum to prepare children for social and academic development that maximizes their chance for achieving their life goals through integrated technology, cooperative learning modules and differentiated instruction, creative use of “toys”, media, etc.
- Engage children and teens in programs that include technology, public speaking, the arts, literature, math and science and civic responsibility/leadership skills.
- Document/demonstrate an increase students’ ability to embrace, enjoy and succeed at lifelong learning both in and out of school.
- Engage elementary to college-aged youths in well-planned, rigorous and enjoyable activities designed to enrich/enhance their personal social development, civic engagement, academic achievement and pursuit of career and other life goals.
The Montclair Fund for Women’s Board of Trustees have been exploring ways to increase the impact of the Fund’s support. It was clear that any change in the Fund’s direction needed to be grounded in the mission of the historic Montclair/North Essex YWCA, as well as the experience of the women who participated in its life; for about 75 years, the YWCA was “a place to become” one’s self through a welcoming community. This legacy gave rise to the idea of individual change and growth through a supportive, welcoming community, as well as the strengthening of that community through individual change and growth.
Community can be geographic, social, biological, and thematic. When people come together around common interests and joint action, cohesion and both group and individual identities develop. Social ties form, and there is the possibility for change to be created both on behalf of the community, and for individuals within the community. These communities can be long-, medium- or short-term in duration.
- Change in and through communities comes from the following actions/characteristics:
- Collective wisdom: a sharing of ideas that can be greater than the sum of the parts.
- Pushing individual limits: high-performing athletes train with one another to push each other, and themselves, to do the best they can. In communities, pushing limits can be cognitive and emotional as well as physical.
- Support and belief: People who don’t feel a sense of self-eﬃcacy can gain conﬁdence and develop skills through feedback from others.
- New ideas: This is both exposure to new ideas and the ability, as in ‘collective wisdom’, to come up with original approaches to problems.
- Borrowed motivation: When energy ﬂags or a setback happens, having people to pick up the slack or to bring new energy can provide the needed thrust to keep going.
- Accountability: For a community to be successful, people must be accountable to one another. They have to do what they say they are going to do, or the goals will not be accomplished.
- A sense of place and belonging: Access to a safe space, whether geographic or social/intellectual/emotional, can allow for people to let down their guard enough to engage in activities that are outside of their comfort zone.
This year, the Montclair Fund for Women will give priority to organizations and programs/projects that foster individual growth and change through participation in a community (as defined above), as well as the strengthening of a community through individual growth and change.