Women’s Fund Of Vanderburgh County Accepting Grant Applications

(Evansville, Indiana) The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for the Women’s Fund of Vanderburgh County grants program. The deadline for submitting applications is 11:59pm CST on July 17, 2020.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the Women’s Fund is responding in earnest to the ever-changing needs of our community nonprofits.  As result, the grant process has been altered to best meet the needs of the community while ensuring the Women’s Fund fulfills its’ mission to positively impact the community.  With this in mind, the Women’s Fund has expanded the parameters for the 2020 grant awards.  

For the 2020 grant cycle:

  • Organizations are invited to submit a proposal for their greatest need.  Proposals should focus on activities which are directly related to fulfilling the mission of the organization, not simply the replacement of lost income.
  • Proposals can focus on either a project or a program, as in the past.  Funding consideration will not be restricted to funding one of each type of activity.
  • Proposals still need to focus on an evidence-based service with measurable outcomes.

After a deliberation process that begins with a review of funding requests, six grants will be awarded to organizations working to improve the quality of life for Vanderburgh County families. The Women’s Fund will award two $25,000 Impact Grants and four $10,000 Finalist Grants at their annual meeting in November.  Funded programs and projects must begin within six months of the award, and be completed within two years from the date the grant is received.

Nonprofit organizations deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving Vanderburgh County are encouraged to apply. Nonprofit organizations that are not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered, provided the proposal is charitable and meets the criteria described on the Foundation’s website.

Qualified organizations are invited to submit applications using the online grant system on the Community Foundation’s website. Funding guidelines, application instructions, and a link to the online grant management system can be found at:  https://www.communityfoundationalliance.org/grant/vanderburgh-womens-fund-grant/. For more information, contact Sidney Hardgrave, Regional Director of Community Engagement and Impact at shardgrave@communityfoundationalliance.org.

The Women’s Fund is supported through private donations. To donate or learn more about becoming a member of the Women’s Fund, visit the Foundation’s website or contact Sarah Wagner, Regional Director of Development at swagner@communityfoundationalliance.org.