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Women’s Fund of Central Indiana Grant

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits for Programs
Benefiting Women and Girls

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Women's Fund of Central Indiana

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Deadline Date:

07/10/20 4:00 PM


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Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations to provide resources and improve conditions for women and girls in eligible regions. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Program areas include economic mobility, domestic violence prevention, and mental health services. Applicants may request programming or operating support. Funding is intended to support activities in Central Indiana, which includes Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby Counties.

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana was established in 1996 as a permanent endowment whose income will support programs and organizations working to improve conditions and opportunities for women and girls.

Women’s Fund is particularly interested in funding programming in the following areas:

  • Breaking negative cycles and moving to economic mobility (especially regarding poverty and violence against women)
  • Programming for girls that is preventive and has a demonstrated impact.
  • Programming that demonstrates an awareness of and/or provision of mental health services for women and girls.
  • Concept Proposals for operating support will be accepted only from organizations whose mission is to serve women and/or girls or from organizations for whom females constitute a significant majority of individuals served.
  • Women’s Fund is interested only in gender-specific efforts, not just programs that happen to serve women and/or girls.

Applicants are encouraged to use Indiana Institute for Working Families resources to better understand the impact of poverty on women and girls.

Women’s Fund will support organizations and programs specifically designed to meet the needs of women and girls which demonstrate:

  • Significant Impact
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Innovation/Creativity
  • CollaborationOutreach to Traditionally Underserved Populations
  • Potential for Matching Funds (this is a bonus, not an expectation)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 133091

Term of Contract:

Grant periods should not begin before January 1, 2021

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Concept Proposals for operating support will be accepted only from organizations whose mission is to serve women and/or girls or from organizations for whom females constitute a significant majority of individuals served.

Organizations that received a Women’s Fund grant in 2019 are NOT eligible to apply.

Women’s Fund will not consider funding for:
-Organizations not committed to gender equity
-Programs promoting religion, including proselytizing or religious training (see below)
-Fundraising activities (such as golf tournaments or galas)
-Political campaigns
-Organization-sponsored conferences or event sponsorships
-Organizations whose board of directors is composed of less than 50% women at the time of submission, unless the organization can provide a written and board-approved plan to reach at least 50% female board composition within the next 12 months.

It is the Foundation's policy not to fund programs that include prayer, the promotion of religion, religious preferences, objectives, education, and/or training.

Pre-Application Information:

Organizations wishing to be considered for funding must submit a Concept Proposal through the CICF portal between March 1st and March 31st at 4:00 pm. When submitting a Concept Proposal, choose the Women’s Fund Call Name under Open Call.

Women’s Fund Grants Committee will review Concept Proposals. Applicants will be notified by May 28th whether they are invited to submit an Application. Invited Applications can be submitted between June 1st and July 10th at 4:00 pm.

All agencies invited to submit an Application will be notified of final decisions by the end of 2020.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


CICF: 317.634.2423

For questions, contact:
Julie Koegel

For technical or CICF portal questions, contact:
Haley Logan

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