Planning Grant Opportunities Available for Initiatives that Support Women and Girls

April 7, 2017- The Women’s Fund of Central New York is now accepting grant applications. This year, applications will be accepted from organizations in need of support for planning grants to address key issues that affect women and girls. Funding may be used to cover costs related planning, such as data gathering, research, consultants or meetings. A total of $30,000 is available for grant funding this year.

Grant amounts up to $10,000 will be awarded to tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations certified by the Internal Revenue Service as public charities under section 501(c)(3). Grants awarded must directly support women and/or girls in Onondaga, Cayuga, Oswego and/or Madison counties. Grants will be announced in July 2017. Applications must be received electronically by June 15, 2017. 

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 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 $280,000 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

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 $193 million. It awarded $11 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, it has invested nearly $150 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of more than 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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