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Annual Grants

The Women's Fund awarded more than $14,000 in 2017 to six nonprofit organizations:

$3,000 to Domestic Violence Project to support its Infant Health and Safety Program, which provides domestic violence survivors with safe sleep items and infant/child personal care items as they take refuge in emergency shelters while caring for small children.

$1,294 to En-Rich-Ment for area youth to construct and maintain an art garden in the Shorb/Summit area.

$2,700 to The GRACE Project / Wellness for the People to support its Art and Soul Resilience for Women Program, which focuses on personal growth through education, social-emotional support, physical awareness and artistic creativity.

$2,178 to Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio to provide lawn care education and lawn mowers to nine women homeowners.

$2,400 to Pathway Caring for Children to support an offsite retreat that promotes connectivity and coping skills for 30 mothers who face the day-to-day challenges of adoption.

$2,600 to YWCA Alliance to replace worn meal transporters for its nutrition program for local seniors, of which 70% are women.

View our grant history since 2007.

Focus Areas

In the spring of 2017, The Women's Fund held a community forum with representatives from nearly 30 nonprofits, local government agencies and schools to determine the grantmaking focus areas for 2018-2021. While many issues and needs were discussed, three focus areas emerged:

  • Economic Stability and Advancement
  • Mental and Emotional Health Support
  • Neighborhood Based Programming

Grant Seekers

The Women's Fund awarded its first grant in 2007. Grants are awarded on an annual basis and to date The Women's Fund has awarded more than $85,000 to area organizations in support of women and children in Stark County.

Grant Guidelines

All projects that receive funding must be completed by December 28, 2018. A Grantee Final Report must be completed simultaneously. Please be prepared to showcase your project at The Women's Fund's Annual Gathering. Date still to be determined.

To apply, nonprofits must complete the grant application online by Friday, October, 20, 2017. Grant recipients will be notified in January 2018. Apply online today.

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