Grants 2018-12-18T13:34:01+00:00

The 2019 Women’s Giving Circle
Grant Application

Impact Grant Letter of Interest Click HERE
General Grant will be available February 1, 2019

The Women’s Giving Circle of the Community Foundation of North Central Florida is interested in funding programs that will produce significant improvement in the lives of women and/or girls, primarily in Alachua County. Proposals will be considered that support new and innovative ideas as well as those with demonstrated results and impact. The WGC Impact Grant rewards an organization with $50,000 to support this impact, and the General Grant ranges from $2,000-$5,000.

NEW IN 2019 – The Women’s Giving Circle is excited to announce a simpler process for applying for funding in 2019. The Women’s Giving Circle will now require eligible nonprofit organizations to submit Letters of Interest indicating the desire to apply for the 2019 Impact Grant by January 11, 2019. The Letter of Interest form can be found here. In order to be considered for the Impact Grant, this form must be completed and returned no later than Friday, January 11, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. EST. After Letters of Interest are submitted and reviewed, the selected agencies will be notified by February 1, 2019 and will be invited to submit a full application for the Impact Grant.
Applications for the General Grant pool will open February 1, 2019 with a new application process, so please be on the lookout.

The 2019 Impact Grant proposals will be focused on the following recommendations from the research report on the “Status of Women and Girls in Alachua County” an Initiative of the Community Foundation of North Central Florida:

1. Early childhood centers in hotspot neighborhoods.
2. Increasing access to primary care to women of reproductive age and older in hotspot neighborhoods.
3. A service or program, research project, or community education project that addresses any of the indicators in the Safety, Education, or Finance section of the report. The proposal must clearly show how the work will benefit women and girls in the WGC service area.

2018 Impact Grant Recipient:

Family Promise-FAMILY BRIDGE Program

The WGC General Grant rewards organizations for their program sustainability and their positive impact on the lives of women and girls in Alachua County.

Our primary focus is for programs that address the following areas:

Economic Empowerment
Programs that advance personal and economic empowerment of women in the North Central Florida community (primarily in Alachua county) and prepare their children to attain personal and/or economic autonomy upon reaching adulthood
o Marketable skills/job training
o Economic independence
o Problem solving/life skills
o Self-reliance

Victim Advocacy
Programs that prevent delinquency, truancy, and/or criminal behavior and/or programs that support victims of abuse/violence

Programs that deliver gender-specific, quality after-school/summer academic improvement or enrichment programs
o Literacy
o Evidence based arts education programs

2018 General Grant Recipients

Girls on the Run received a $4,035 grant.

Catholic Charities received a $2,000 grant.

The ACORN Clinic Smiles Dental program received a $5,000 grant.

Days for Girls received a $725 grant.

The Perinatal Mental Health Coalition received a $5,000 grant.

Santa Fe College’s “Bridge the Technology Gap” program received a $4,000 grant.

ReadingPals received a $3,853.88 grant.

If you have questions, please contact the Community Foundation office by calling (352) 367-0060.