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Do you know a small non-profit whose mission includes improving the emotional and financial well-being of women and children? Encourage them to apply for an eWomenNetwork Foundation Grant!
All across North America there are countless worthwhile initiatives taking place that are truly making a difference for women and children in need. We know that local non-profits typically get their start when an individual, or group of like-minded people, decides to create an organization to address an unmet need in their community. Much like the entrepreneurial businesswoman, these start-up organizations need all the help they can get to make it and thrive over time. We know that even the smallest of organizations can make a big impact. In the spirit of "lifting as we climb," the eWomenNetwork Foundation exists in part to support these little known non-profits by providing small grants that can make a big difference.
Our local eWomenNetwork Chapters raise funds continuously throughout the year so they can qualify to issue a Grant. The Foundation funds raised by each chapter are set aside for distribution to charitable organizations located in the area from which they were generated. Foundation Grant packages include a combination of a $6,000 cash grant and the sponsorship of a grantee representative to attend a special Grants Program at the eWomenNetwork International Conference and Business Expo. Grant seekers are also invited to apply directly online but will only be considered if they operate in a region where there is an active chapter of eWomenNetwork that is issuing a Grant.
Grant decisions are made with the support of a locally formed review committee. The selection process includes a comprehensive evaluation of the organization, a financial review and a possible site visit to assure that the organization is worthy, addresses the specific criteria of the Foundation and practices sound financial management.
If you are a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and fit the criteria listed below, you are welcome to apply for one of our $6,000 grants.
In order to be considered for this grant, an organization must:
Be a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit; an Internal Revenue Service "Letter of Determination" must be available for submission/review. Canadian organizations must be registered with the Canadian Revenue Agency and be able to provide a letter of registration for review
Have been in existence for over three years, with an annual budget of over $25,000 and under $1 million and not be a part of a national organization.
Not be affiliated with a national organization.
Have submitted Internal Revenue Service Form 990 for two consecutive years and be able to submit an interim financial statement representing data as recent as the last 90 days.
Address the issues of health, wellness and/or safety of underprivileged women and/or children.
Prove that 80% of the clients benefiting from the grant will be women and/or children from the local city/county area in which the grant has been issued.
Submit a report on the use of grant funds and their impact one year after the grant has been issued.
Send a representative to Dallas to receive the grant award in person, and participate in a Grants Program in conjunction with the eWomenNetwork annual Conference.
Not have a partisan, religious or political agenda.
If you need any further information, please send an email to Foundation@eWomenNetwork.com.