2013 Grants Timeline
||Grants information available
|Excellence Grants Applications Due
|Community Impact Grants Applications Due
||Grants awarded at Women's Fund Fall Luncheon
The Board of Directors of the Women’s Fund has identified specific programmatic priorities for its 2013 community impact grants. Applications outside these interest areas will not be considered. The Women’s Fund will support new and existing programs benefiting women ages 18 and up in these interest areas:
The Women’s Fund also will support programs for girls and young women ages 13 and up in the following area:
- Economic self-sufficiency
Examples: Programs focusing on financial literacy, home ownership, employment, etc.
- Domestic violence
Examples: Programs for prevention, advocacy, coordination, intervention, education, etc
Continuation grants: Requests for continuation grants for projects recently or currently supported by the Women's Fund will be considered as long as they are consistent with the above priorities. Preferential consideration will be given to projects that have been responsibly managed, demonstrated successful outcomes, and complied with Women's Fund grant reporting requirements.
- Sexual literacy programs
Examples: Programs on awareness, education, prevention and/or intervention; programs to enhance self-esteem, etc.
The Women's Fund will give special consideration to:
- Applicant organizations for which women are the primary decision makers.
- Applicant organizations with women and minorities on the board of directors.
- Applicant organizations that have been in existence for at least three years.
- Programs that incorporate education, self-development or self-awareness, and/or relationships or mentoring.
- Projects that address the needs of low-income and underserved women and women of color.
- Programs that are collaborative in nature and that draw upon the collective strength of the partners.
- Programs that include cost-sharing by the applicant and/or third parties.
Awards will generally range from $5,000 to $10,000
- Only 501(c) (3) organizations in the Omaha metropolitan area are eligible. However, an organization based outside of Omaha with an active program in Omaha will be considered.
- Grants are not made to individuals.
- Only programs where at least 75% of clients served are women 18 and up will be considered (except for applications for sexual literacy programs, where the age is 13 and up).
- Except under unusual circumstances, grants are not given for endowments, capital campaigns, deficit funding, or general operating expenses.
- Less consideration is given to applications from tax supported institutions, individual churches and similar religious groups, veteran and labor organizations, social clubs and fraternal organizations.
- Applications are not accepted from any organization that has an owner, officer or executive-level employee serving on the Women’s Fund of Omaha Board of Directors.
Submit 15 copies of the application including the following attachments:
Please paperclip the 15 individual copies – no staples.
- Printed application form. (Must use the fillable PDF form).
- Line item budget that delineates all project expenses and matching funds for the project to which you are applying.
- Actual income and expense statements for the past and current fiscal years, identifying principal sources of revenue.
- A list of your current board of directors and their professional affiliations.
- Copy of the most recent final report if your agency received a Women's Fund Community Impact Grant in the last three years.
In addition, submit one (1) copy of the following:
Only applications that are complete will be considered.
- IRS letter confirming the organization's 501 (c) (3) status
- A copy of the organization’s most recent audited financial statements
Only one Community Impact Grant application per agency.
Download the Community Impact Grants RFP. Please note that you must use this fillable PFD form and then print a copy. If you are using Adobe Reader, the form does not allow you to save an electronic copy of the application. Please make sure you have all of the information to fill it out before you begin. Suggestion: Compose and edit your answers in a program such as Word and then copy/paste them into the form.
2013 Excellence Grants
As in the past, a $25,000 grant will recognize excellence in programming for women, and a $20,000 grant will go to a girl-serving agency. The award monies may be used for general operating expenses or programming. In making these awards, the Women's Fund seeks to recognize programs that can demonstrate successful outcomes in measurable and concrete terms.
Download theExcellence in Service to Women grant RFP or the Excellence in Service to Girls RFP. Please note that you must use this fillable PFD form and then print a copy. If you are using Adobe Reader, the form does not allow you to save an electronic copy of the application. Please make sure you have all of the information to fill it out before you begin. Suggestion: Compose and edit your answers in a program such as Word and then copy/paste them into the form.
Questions? Call 402.827.9280 or e-mail the Women's Fund.