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PLEASE NOTE: During 2018–19, the WGA Grantmaking Process will begin earlier, have a shortened decision cycle, and conclude with grant decisions in May 2019. This change in the grantmaking calendar was made as a result of feedback from our grantees who suggested that both shortening the cycle and announcing grant decisions earlier in the year would be helpful to them in their budget decisions and project implementation.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: During 2018–19, the WGA Grantmaking Process will begin earlier, have a shortened decision cycle, and conclude with grant decisions in May 2019. This change in the grantmaking calendar was made as a result of feedback from our grantees who suggested that both shortening the cycle and announcing grant decisions earlier in the year would be helpful to them in their budget decisions and project implementation.

The Letter of Interest (LOI) phase of the 2018-2019 grants cycle is now closed. Selected applicants who submitted the LOI by the November 8 deadline will be invited to submit a Request for Proposal (RFP). 

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.

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Mid-October Grant application process begins with posting of Letter of Interest (LOI) on WGA website
Early November LOI is due
January Selected applicants are invited to submit Request for Proposal (RFP)
February RFP due
March Short list applicants are notified
April Site visits
May WGA members ratify grants
June Contracts awarded
Following 24 months Periodic site visits by WGA Evaluation Team

Important Application Materials

Questions?

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

904.356.4483
TCalinao@jaxcf.org

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