Grants + Scholarships

Women's Fund GrantsWe are passionate about creating systemic change that positively affects women and their families.  Because of the generosity of our donors, we have granted nearly $1 million to empower women and girls in our eight-county service area. Although we have identified ten areas that affect women's ability to be self-sufficient we focus our efforts on four key areas:

  • Employment
  • Living wage
  • Training and Education
  • Childcare

Specifically, we focus on women and their families who are between minimum wage and self-sufficient wage (about $20/hr). Grants will be considered for programs that serve this population and clearly address barriers that prevent them from achieving economic self-sufficiency.  See the our list of past grants.

2019 Grant Cycle

We’re thrilled to announce two ways for your organization to continue advancing the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region: program and systems-change level grants. 

    Applications are due no later than Monday, October 28 at 5 PM. 

    The total grant pool available is $50,000 for 2019 and at least $50,000 for 2020.
    • $25,000 from the Women’s Fund
    • $25,000 from Greater Cincinnati Foundation
    Program Grants
    $20,000 for program grants in 2019 and 2020; up to $5,000 per year for one or two years.

    Preference given to women’s economic self-sufficiency issues in the areas of training/education, living wage issues, employment (specifically for employed women making between minimum wage and self-sufficient wage) and childcare (accessible, quality and affordable). 

    Additional preference given to proposals that respond to the needs expressed by women from our Cohear advisory group, most prominently programs building social capital for women experiencing poverty.
    Apply here
    Systems-Level Grants
    $30,000 for systems-level grants in 2019 and 2020; up to $15,000 per year for one or two years.

    These grants can support your organization in its efforts to fundamentally change and/or improve the way your organization understands and collects data or delivers your mission.

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