Since 2000, the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay, in collaboration with Greater Green Bay Community Foundation partner donors, has given nearly $188,000 to programs and projects of Northeast Wisconsin non-profit organizations that expand opportunities for women and girls. The Women’s Fund does not make grants to individuals.
This year, we are interested in reviewing creative proposals that support leadership and self esteem initiatives for women and girls in Northeast Wisconsin. The 2013 application deadline will be June 1, 2013.
The goals of your project are more important than the level of sophistication of the application’s presentation. We recommend that any organization interested in applying for a grant contact Martha Ahrendt, Vice President, Programs by phone at 920-432-0800 or by email at email@example.com
to discuss a potential proposal prior to completing the application and grant narrative.
After the application deadline, a volunteer committee consisting of Women’s Fund Advisory Board members and other community members reviews applications submitted by non-profits based on the published criteria and submitted information. The grants team’s recommendations are reviewed by the Women’s Fund Advisory Board and then approved by the Board of Directors of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. Organizations will be notified by the end of August about the status of their request. Those receiving grant awards will be invited to send an organizational representative to the Power of the Purse Luncheon in September 2013. 2013 Grant Priority
The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay supports self-esteem and leadership development initiatives for women and girls. Women with the appropriate education for their situation will take the reins of leadership—whether that is leadership in their families, workplaces, or communities, or in the form of control of their own lives. Education not only leads to higher income and better jobs , but educational attainment also is linked to health, voter turnout, life expectancy, self-esteem, and the ultimate success of one’s children. The Women’s Fund aims to develop leadership and self-esteem in women ages 16 and older, both directly through the promotion of education and training opportunities specifically for women offered by non-profits, and indirectly, by breaking down obstacles to these women reaching their goals and being independent.
The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay is particularly interested in innovative programs and services that will reach women aged 16 and older and from diverse backgrounds in Brown, Kewaunee, and Oconto counties, Wisconsin. Programs may achieve the women’s goals of educational attainment either through direct training and education (for example, job readiness, budgeting and financial management, entrepreneurship, health education), case-management, mentoring, or peer support strategies. Priority will be given to programs addressing single women in poverty and the working poor. We will not fund scholarships to individuals. The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay hopes that developing self-esteem and leadership through providing consistent and stable role-models and life and work skills will allow this population to overcome barriers to independence and self-sufficiency by providing access to higher levels of education, and have long-term effects for themselves and their children.
We hope that you will consider engaging us and look forward to hearing from you soon.