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Grant Applications

Grant applications will be accepted from January 1 to January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM.
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Questions can be directed to  Cynthia Carter-Wedgewood, Fund for Women Grant Chair.

REQUIRED criteria for Grant consideration:

  • Project proposal that addresses the needs of Delaware women and/or girls
  • Documentation of Agency's exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code
  • A detailed description of the project budget, not the organization's budget
  • Must be received by 11:59 PM on January 31, 2020
  • Timely receipt of final evaluation (if prior recipient)
  • Have not received a Grant for last 3 consecutive years from the Fund for Women (i.e., did not receive a Grant in 2017, 2018, and 2019 - all 3 years)

Applications will NOT be considered if any of the following apply:

  • Funding request is for an individual
  • Funding request is for capital
  • Funding is for debt reduction
  • Project is for endowment campaign, or
  • Request for funding exceeds $15,000

In May 2019, the Fund for Women awarded $168,595 in Grants to help empower women and girls in Delaware.

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The Fund for Women is able to award grants to non-profits in Delaware each year through the support of our Founders. Every year in January the Fund for Women begins accepting Grants from non-profits through a formal submission process. A committee of approximately 30 Fund for Women members on the Grant Committee score these applications. The applications are scored by various metrics; however, of utmost importance is that the funds be used to help empower women and girls in Delaware.

25th Anniversary 3-year Collaborative Grant

In 2018, the Fund for Women established a 3-year collaborative grant. This initiative is a collaboration of nonprofit organizations who support girls' successful achievement through high school graduation and offers preparations for the future.

The first $225,000 Grant was awarded to "Empower Young Women for Success After High School.”  Now, in its second year, the FFW has designated $25,000 in support of Delaware Girls Circles Initiative. Participating Agencies:

  • YWCA Delaware
  • Girls Inc. Delaware
  • Pathways to Success, Inc.
  • Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc. (DAPI)
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority - Wilmington Chapter
  • Delta Outreach & Educational Center
Year# of GrantsTotal Giving
TOTAL359$2,870,786.30
19942$2,500.00
1995715,000.00
19961125,000.00
19971337,143.08
19981149,257.00
19991860,000.00
20001269,995.00
20011479,988.00
200211108,765.00
200318132,950.00
200419143,000.00
200520143,000.00
200618107,428.00
200727119,607.00
200814139,486.22
200915145,989.00
201013130,000.00
201113125,000.00
201211125,000.00
201312128,904.00
201417165,162.00
201513143,545.00
201616178,926.00
201718190,046.00
201816200,000.00
201912168,595.00

$168,595 Awarded in Grants

The Fund for Women is proud to announce in 2019 it has awarded $168,595 to the following Delaware nonprofit agencies who will help empower women and girls in Delaware

$15,000 Serving Statewide

Catholic Charities Bayard House Youth Project provides supportive services in a homelike environment for Delaware's homeless, pregnancy, and parenting youth (ages 16 to under 22) and their dependent children, to promote a successful transition to self-sufficiency, sustainable living and, well-being.