Women’s Giving Circle 2022 Impact and General Grant Application(s)

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Impact Grants

The Women’s Giving Circle invites eligible nonprofit organizations to submit Letters of Interest to indicate your desire to apply for a 2022 Impact Grant. The Impact Grant is an award of up to $50,000. To be considered, the document must be submitted no later than Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 12 p.m. EST.

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Agencies will be informed of their eligibility to submit a full proposal on or about March 1, 2022. Selected agencies will then be asked to complete and submit the application form that will be due no later than Friday, April 1, 2022 at 12 p.m.


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. Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000.

Applications is now open and closed on April 1, 2022 at 12 p.m.

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To be eligible for funding, a nonprofit must:
Be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
Be based in or serving North Central Florida
Serve the needs of women and girls
Have a verified profile in The Philanthropy Hub




How soon will I know if my organization has been selected to receive funding?
The announcements of awards will be made by mid-May for funding on June 1.

If I am an organization that serves more than women and girls, can I apply for a grant from the Women’s Giving Circle?
Yes. We encourage you to apply. In this case, please specify how the funds will impact the sub-population of women and girls in your organization and how you will manage the funds towards this sub-population.

Is there a maximum amount that can be requested?
Yes. General grants will be capped $10,000 and under. Please share a realistic amount that will cover your immediate and most pressing needs.

Am I eligible to submit more than one application?
Yes, but please make sure that each application identifies a single need and be considerate as others are submitting applications as well.

I am an individual who has a need, can I request funding?
No. We cannot make gifts directly to individuals. This resource is available to the community-based nonprofit organizations that are directly supporting local women and children.

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
    • Marketable skills/job training
    • Economic independence
    • Problem solving/life skills
    • 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
    • Literacy
    • Evidence based arts education programs



2021 First, Second and Third Cycle Grant Recipients

  • ACORN Clinic $10,000
  • Alachua Habitat for Humanity $2,500
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters $10,000
  • Child Advocacy Center $1,000
  • Eastside Girls Basketball $2,112
  • Family Promise $16,000
  • Girls Place $1,500
  • GRACE $10,000
  • Grace Healthcare Services $9,168
  • Meridian $5,738
  • Pace Center for Girls $10,000
  • Peaceful Paths $5,000
  • St. Francis House $9,981

2020 Grant Recipients (COVID-19 Response and Recovery)

  • Dream on Purpose $2,500
  • Partnership for Strong Families $5,000
  • Elder Options – $10,000
  • Cade – $9,918
  • Meridian – $5,000
  • The Education Foundation – $5,000
  • Kids Count – $5,000
  • GRACE – $10,000
  • Rural Women’s Health – $750
  • UF Mobile Clinic – $6,200


2019 Impact/General Grant Recipient:

  • Girls Place, Inc – #SpaceToGrow (Impact)
  • Alachua Habitat for Humanity/Women Build received a $4,750 grant.
  • Child Advocacy Center received a $875 grant.
  • Kids Count received a $4,000 grant.
  • Days for Girls received a $4,095 grant.
  • Arbor House received a $4,800 grant.
  • Partnership for Strong Families received a $4,380 grant.
  • Working Food received a $4,600 grant.
  • Mommy Reads (UCG) received a $2,500 grant.
  • Community Research Maps Update received a $5,000 grant.

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