Women’s Fund Accepting Grant Applications for Projects that Support Women and Girls

August 25, 2014 (Syracuse, NY)- 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 $26,000 will be awarded this year. 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 2015.

In addition, Lockheed Martin is sponsoring grant funding for projects serving female veterans and/or science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

Applications must be received electronically, by November 15, 2014.  Visit womensfundofcny.org/grantmaking 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 JLane@cnycf.org.

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 105 grants totaling more than $200,000, 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

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 more than $172 million. It awarded $9.5 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations and since its inception has invested nearly $130 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of nearly 650 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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