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Women’s Giving Alliance awards grants to organizations that serve women and girls in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns Counties. Our current focus for the upcoming grants cycle is Breaking the Cycle of Female Poverty: Intervention and Prevention.

Grantmaking Goals

WGA makes strategic, researched-based grants that:

  • Facilitate systemic change to improve how women and girls are served in Northeast Florida
  • Apply creative solutions to critical needs
  • Produce measurable impact on the lives of women and girls

Guiding Principles

In our grantmaking, we strive to:

  • Use community research to develop initiatives
  • Focus on prevention and effective intervention
  • Support new ideas and untested efforts, as well as programs that have demonstrated results and impact
  • Establish expectations for sustainability, significant lasting value and impact

Types of Programs

WGA is particularly interested in programs that:

  • Include creative solutions
  • Are based on research and best practices
  • Include strategies for sustainability beyond the funding cycle
  • Incorporate collaboration and cooperation among nonprofit and community partners
  • Have the potential for long-term impact and may be scaled if successful to serve other populations and/or geographical territories
  • Include proven evaluation tools and protocols to monitor program outcomes

Grant Application Process

Each year, the Women’s Giving Alliance has nonprofit organizations submit Letters of Interest to be considered for a two­-year grant. Historically, grants have ranged from $10,000 to $120,000 over two years.

The Request for Proposal process is now open. If you have been invited to complete an RFP, please access the online application link and documents below. Deadline for submission is: March 7, 2018 at midnight.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify, organizations must be:

  • Tax-­exempt 501(c)(3) organizations or units of local government
  • Physically located in Northeast Florida (Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau or St. Johns Counties)

Programs or projects need to:

  • Serve women and/or girls in Northeast Florida (Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns Counties)
  • Focus on Breaking the Cycle of Female Poverty: Intervention and Prevention, our current area of focus

Timeline & Key Dates

Specific dates for the next grants cycle are not yet available, but will be posted soon. Please use the general timeline below as a reference.

Fall Grant application process begins
Q1 Letters of Interest (LOI) due mid-January. 
Selected applicants invited to submit Requests for Proposal (RFP)
RFPs due
Q2 Shortlist
Site visits (WGA Decision Team)
Late Oct WGA members ratify grants
Nov Contracts awarded
Next 24 Months Periodic site visits (WGA Evaluation Team)

Important Application Materials


Browse our Application FAQs [PDF] or contact us.

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Teri Calinao

Teri Calinao
Philanthropic Services Officer
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida


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