Grant Opportunities Available for Projects that Support Women and Girls

August 26, 2015- The Women’s Fund of Central New York is now accepting applications from 501 (c)(3) or other publicly supported organizations interested in applying for a grant. Organizations or projects that will have a positive impact on an issue or opportunity facing women and girls will be considered. A total of $30,000 is available for grant funding this year.  In addition, Lockheed Martin is sponsoring grant funding for projects serving female veterans and/or science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

Requests may range from $500 to $10,000. Grants awarded must directly support women and/or girls in Onondaga, Cayuga and/or Madison counties in Central New York. Grants will be announced in April 2016. Applications must be received electronically, by November 10, 2015.

Visit to learn more about the Women’s Fund application and guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact Jan Lane at 315-883-5546 or

The Women’s Fund of Central New York is a component fund of the Central New York Community Foundation. The fund supports, empowers and recognizes the advancement and full participation of women and girls in Central New York through an endowment fund, grants and initiatives. Since its inception in 1998, the Women’s Fund has awarded more than $218,000 in grants, and has grown its endowment to more than $1 million. For more information or to make a donation visit:

About the Central New York Community Foundation

Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of permanent charitable endowments for the betterment of the region. The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of nearly $190 million. It awarded $9.9 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations and since its inception has invested more than $135 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of nearly 700 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen local nonprofits and address the region’s most pressing challenges.

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