The Women’s Fund of Weld County’s grant making philosophy is to find, fund, and nurture programs within non-profit organizations.  These programs address unmet needs of women and girls in Weld County which will enable them to become self-confident, independent and economically self sufficient members of the community. 

Grants will be evaluated based on:

  • greatest impact to women/girls who will benefit from the grant
  • alignment with the Women’s Fund criteria (click the Criteria tab below for specifics)
  • the quality and need for the project

 Note: Grant proposals that do not meet our criteria will not be considered.

2016-2017 Grantees

It's anticipated that over 2,000 women and girls of Weld County will be impacted by the funds granted.  A total of $21,300 was granted to the following agencies:
Organization
Grant
Project Title
A Woman's Place $3,950 Legal Advocacy Program Financial Assistance
Free Our Girls $5,000 Human Trafficking Awareness, Prevention & Response Training
Girl Scouts Service Unit 70702 $2,000 Literacy Fair
Greeley Dream Team $1,500 Jefferson High School Teen Parent Class
North Range Behavioral Health $5,000 Training for PAT and HIPPY mentors
SEVA $600 Beyond Beauty Women's Workshop
United Way of Weld County $3,250 Child Care Provider Workforce Development

Grant Details for 2017 - 2018 Applications

Applications are Available Starting May 1
Application Deadline: August 31*
Grant Notification Date: October 1

Grants Funded: Late October

 

*The Grants committee will begin review of received grant applications beginning August 1. Clarification requests regarding the application will be sent to applicants in August.

Final grant applications must be received by August 31, with notification by October 1 of the current year. Available grants for this cycle will be from $500-$5,000. If this is a reapplication, you must submit a Grant Evaluation Form of the current project.

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Required items to apply for a grant from the Women's Fund of Weld County:

 

FAQ regarding the application process

 

Funding Focus

Our funding focus is solely for programs that support girls and women and their economic self-sufficiency and self-esteem.  We accept grant applicants whose programs reach women and girls throughout all of Weld county. 

The Women's Fund of Weld County will consider partially funding grantees. 

Within this focus, the Women’s Fund concentrates its funding in two strategic areas:
1) girls’ futures; and
2) girls’ and women’s education, employment, training and self-development.

Criteria

STEM3 resizedbThe Women's Fund of Weld County awards grants to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt (or equivalent) nonprofit organizations.

The Women’s Fund of Weld County supports programs that include:

 - collaborative partnerships

 - innovative approaches

 - endeavors which build upon existing resources or services

 - involvement of diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups

 - potential for additional financial resources and community support

 - long term impact on individuals, or potential impact

 - specific, measurable goals and outcomes

 - movement towards being self-sustaining

 - projects that serve or are used by women and girls who reside in Weld County (however, a grantee's home office can be located outside Weld County)

 

 The Women’s Fund of Weld County will NOT support:

 - grants to one organization to be passed to another

 - endowments

 - debt reduction

 - campaigns to elect candidates, lobbying activities or intent

 - programs to promote religious or sectarian activities

 - annual appeals or membership drives

 - capital purposes including building improvements and office equipment

 - scholarships for course work or conferences for individuals or payments to individuals (funding available only to groups, agencies and non-profits)

 - fundraisers

 - ongoing staff salaries

 - repeated applications for funding of the same program

 

Partnerships

Girl Scouts of Colorado - 2015 Fun in the Sun Summer Program

The Women’s Fund of Weld County may enter into temporary partnerships with other organizations which promote various women’s programs or issues which the Women’s Fund finds fill a community need.