The mission of The Fund for Women & Girls, a special initiative of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, is to broaden the awareness of and response to issues affecting women and girls through the power of collective philanthropy. Created in 2000, The Fund for Women & Girls has been working for nearly two decades to and continues to strengthen its primary goals:
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The Fund for Women & Girls believes that positive social change will come about only when barriers of class, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, educational background, faith traditions, gender identity, race, and sexual orientation are overcome, Participation at the broadest level is the beacon of our work.
Enduring progress will be made by focusing on assets unique to the lives and work of women and girls. We strive to create a climate of empowerment in a community where many voices can contribute to the shaping of will and attitudes.
In our society, gender powerfully affects experience and opportunity. All voices will be heard, including those outside the mainstream and those silent voices within the mainstream.
To further its mission, The Fund for Women & Girls utilizes four Funding Priorities which seek to support projects that advance the lives of women and girls by:
The Fund for Women & Girls is seeking proposals that are change making for local women & girls.
The Fund for Women & Girls will make grants to programs/initiatives that serve women and girls in the South Central PA counties of Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, and the Dillsburg Area of York County. All money must be distributed through nonpro.t organizations federally determined as 501(c)(3) entities. Applicants without 501(c)(3) status may engage a Fiscal sponsor to administer their grant funds.
Funds are to be used to carry out the program effort or initiative as defined in the grant proposal. The Fund for Women & Girls considers support for program/initiative operating costs and supports start-up as well as established programs.
*Grant proposals that include these should describe the scope, purpose and guidelines.
The Fund for Women & Girls Grant Review Committee consists of a diverse group of individuals committed to the mission of The Fund for Women & Girls. Committee members use the criteria below to evaluate applicant submissions and make valuable suggestions to ensure that work supported by The Fund for Women & Girls will make a difference. The Grant Review Committee may request additional information about the grant proposal prior to making an award or denial.
Below is a list of the criteria utilized to evaluate applications.
If you should have any questions regarding TFEC grant opportunities or your application, please contact the Community Investment Team, at email@example.com or 717-236-5040. Questions are welcome at any time!