Grant Proposals for Financial, Safety & Health Programs – U.S.

Grant Proposals for Financial, Safety & Health Programs – U.S.

Deadline: 01-Nov-20

The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals for programs that enrich the lives of local women and girls.

Seed Grants
In 1993, a group of 106 women came together with one goal in mind: to make a difference in the lives of local women and girls. Seeing a need for funding to support programs that empower this population, the women each gave $1,000 to establish the Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation.

Priority Areas

Economic Empowerment, including entrepreneurship, asset-building and financial literacy programs; programs that create better jobs, better access to jobs, and quality, affordable child care for women; and programs that enable women with children to work more productively.
Safety from Violence, including programs that raise awareness about violence through education; programs that prevent the occurrence and reoccurrence of violence against women and girls; and programs that develop a consistent and coordinated response to violence against women and girls.
Health and Wellness, including programs that raise awareness about healthy lifestyles through education and prevention; programs that support reproductive health and prevent teen pregnancies; and programs that help women and girls address depression and other mental health issues.
Eligibility Criteria

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Qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations should apply for a grant online.
Preference is given to programs that involve collaboration with other agencies, and efforts to obtain matching funds are encouraged.
Requests for trips, general operating expenses, computers and office equipment are not generally considered unless they are program-related.
Funds are not to be used for endowment purposes or to support scholarships, individuals, religious organizations for religious purposes, or organizations outside of Summit County.
About the Women’s Endowment Fund

The Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation was established in 1993 as a permanent endowment committed to encouraging the advancement of local women and girls and their growth as philanthropists.
To date, the fund has grown to $4 million and awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to programs that uplift and empower women and girls throughout Summit County.
About Akron Community Foundation

Celebrating 65 years of building community philanthropy, Akron Community Foundation embraces and enhances the work of charitable people who make a permanent commitment to the good of the community.
In 1955, a $1 million bequest from the estate of Edwin Shaw established the community foundation. It is a philanthropic endowment of nearly $222.5 million with a growing family of more than 680 funds established by charitable people and organizations from all walks of life.
The community foundation and its funds welcome gifts of all kinds, including cash, bequests, stock, real estate, life insurance and retirement assets, just to name a few.
To date, the community foundation’s funds have awarded more than $180 million in grants to qualified nonprofit organizations.
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