For more than 15 years, WFM has been improving the ability of women to lead economically independent lives and creating brighter futures for girls.
Organizations are invited to submit a Letter of Intent Application for their 2017 grant cycle. Those projects that best meet the mission and goals of the WFM will be asked to submit a full proposal.
WFM is most interested in projects that directly improve the ability of women and girls to become more economically successful. There are three focus areas for their grantmaking:
Ensure All Women Have the Tools, Skills and Opportunity to Reach Their Full Economic Potential
- Career and entrepreneurship programs
- STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) programs
- Financial literacy programs
- Training and resources to increase women's employability and earnings
Create Systemic Change to Improve the Economic Status of Women
- Advocate for public policies that improve the economic status of women
- Conduct research in support of policy change that improves the economic status of women
Advance Women's Leadership and Power
- Increase political participation of women
- Increase women's leadership skills
Grant sizes range from $1,000 to $10,000. Grant recipients must be a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. WFM supports current programs, pilot projects, improved organizational efficiency, and advocacy campaigns.
WFM values innovation, collaboration, and tangible, measurable results that are statewide or regional in nature.
They do not fund the following types of requests:
- Educational scholarships or business loans for individuals
- Capital campaigns for building projects
- Endowment campaigns
Letters of Intent are due by April 30, 2017. WFM does not accept applications by regular mail and will not consider late proposals.
Following a thorough review, those proposals that best fit WFM goals will be selected to submit full proposals. For more information on how to apply for funding contact Jen Euell at 406-461-7695 or