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Grants to Wisconsin Nonprofits in Eligible Regions to Support the Empowerment of Women and Girls

A Fund for Women (AFFW)


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Geographic Focus
USA: Wisconsin: Dane County

Important Dates
LOI Date: 05/31/23
Deadline: 07/18/23 4:30 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for programs that empower women and girls for economic success. A letter of intent must be submitted prior to submitting a full application. Priority is given to programs that benefit underserved women. Eligible organizations must reside in and projects must take place within the borders of Dane County.

AFFW is interested in increasing opportunities for education and family-sustaining jobs for women and people who identify as women, especially:

  • Women of color
  • Single mothers ages 18-40 and girls with adult responsibilities
  • Women living in poverty and unstable economic conditions
  • Women adversely affected by the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly those in poverty-wage jobs with weak benefits and low or volatile hours
  • Women and girls who hope for a more stable future in which they can both provide for their families’ basic needs and save for future economic goals

Projects eligible for funding may include, but are not limited to, workforce development, education programs (not individual scholarships), mentorship programs and support services.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
AFFW seeks inquiries from Dane County 501(c)(3) organizations with a programmatic focus on women's economic empowerment.

To be eligible for a grant from AFFW, organizations must:
1. Be exempt from federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
2. Conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual preference, age, marital status, disability or national origin
3. Be located in Dane County

Pre-Application Information
- Letter of Inquiry Due: May 31, by 4:30 pm
- Grant Application Due: July 18, by 4:30 pm
- Grants Announced: September 25

To apply for a grant, an organization must first have submitted a Letter of Inquiry to A Fund for Women (AFFW). If your Letter of Inquiry was accepted, you are eligible to submit a grant proposal application.

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Term of Contract
While eligible programs can be multi-year, AFFW will award only one year of funding. Applicants may reapply in subsequent years for a recurring or multi-year project.

Contact Information
Submit applications to:
Angela R. Davis, Development Director
(608) 232-1763

Direct questions to Angela Davis at the email address listed above.

Madison Community Foundation
111 N. Fairchild Street, Suite 260
Madison, WI 53703
(888) 400-7643

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