Grant Opportunities Available for Initiatives that Support Women and Girls

April 18, 2019 – The Women’s Fund of Central New York (Women’s Fund) invites grant applications from nonprofit organizations whose primary focus is to address key issues affecting women and girls in Central New York. Nonprofit charitable organizations determined as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code (IRS), that provide services directly to women and girls in Onondaga, Cayuga, Madison and/or Oswego counties, are eligible to apply for a grant award. Projects or initiatives that operate under a fiscal sponsor should have the nonprofit sponsor submit a grant application on their behalf. Each organization is eligible to submit only one application. Preference will be given to organizations with an annual operating budget of $5 million or less.

The Women’s Fund will award up to nine $5,000 grants to support programs and ideas that aim to better serve women and girls in the Central New York community. The online application form can be accessed at womensfundofcny.org/grantmaking. Applications must be submitted by June 15, 2019. Those submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

For additional information, applicants may contact 315-422-9538 or email womensfundgrants@cnycf.org.

The Women’s Fund of Central New York is an affiliate 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 $325,000 in grants, and has grown its endowment to more than $1 million. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.womensfundofcny.org.

About the Central New York Community Foundation

The Central New York Community Foundation was established in 1927 to serve as a permanent community endowment built by the gifts and charitable legacies of individuals, families and businesses for the betterment of the region. It is the largest charitable foundation in Central New York with assets of more than $272 million. It has invested more than $190 million in community improvement projects since its inception. As a grantmaker, civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives, the Community Foundation strives to strengthen local nonprofits, encourage better understanding of the region and address the most critical issues of our time.  Its vision is to create a vibrant Central New York community that provides opportunity for everyone and builds a hopeful, prosperous region for future generations.

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