WOMEN & GIRLS FUNDS
Request for Proposal
Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017 @ 5pm
The Community Foundation is seeking grant applications to help improve the lives of women and girls in Eastern Connecticut. Organizations that meet the criteria below are invited to apply to one of the four regional Women & Girls Funds by Monday, October 2.~
Bequests and gifts from generous donors have created four permanently endowed funds serving the Northeast, Norwich, Southeast and Windham areas.
~Each fund aims to support programs that:
·~~~~ Empower women and girls to make positive decisions;
·~~~~ Promote healthy relationships and reduce domestic violence;
·~~~~ Advance family economic security and help women enter/re-enter the workforce;
·~~~~ Additionally, the Southeast Area has funds to help New London women, ages 62 and older, with limited income remain in their homes.
Collectively, the four Women & Girls Funds have an endowment of $3.5 million and have awarded a total of $1.7 million in grants to almost 400 organizations.