Women’s Fund Offers Grant Writing Assistance Workshop
For the City-Times
Women’s Fund has scheduled two workshop sessions to provide grant writing assistance to non-profit organizations that are planning to submit grant applications in 2015 to the Women’s Fund of Portage County.
If you are part of an organization that provides services and programs that help improve the lives of women and or children in our community, you may be interested in the workshop. The goal is to assist potential grant applicants in understanding how to complete an effective grant submission.
The meetings will be held at the Board Room of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin at 1501 Clark St. on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, from 11:00 to 1:00 pm and 4:00-5:30 pm.
Community volunteers with grant writing experience will provide one on one help to make suggestions for clarity; answer individual questions; search for opportunities to make data meaningful; and point out inconsistencies, omissions, or errors. Each organization’s representative should bring three copies of the completed grant application. Applications can be found on the Women’s Fund web site: www.womensfundpc.org
None of the community volunteers is part of the Women’s Fund Grant Allocation Committee. Attendance is not required for those submitting grant requests, and grants reviewed at the workshop are not guaranteed funding.
To confirm your attendance at one of the review sessions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org by January 7, 2015. Remember final grants are due to the Women’s Fund by February 16, 2015.
Providing over $250,000 to 54 agencies that assist local women and children since 1997, the Women’s Fund of Portage County allocated $41,000 to 17 agencies earlier in 2014. Examples include: Energy Payment Assistance for Single Moms, Healthy Smiles of Portage County, Boys and Girls Club Summer Breakfast Program, YMCA and Saint Michael’s Foundation.
Women’s Fund of Portage County is a collaborative initiative of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin, Saint Michael’s Foundation and the Stevens Point Area YMCA Foundation. The mission of the Women’s Fund is to empower women philanthropists by creating opportunities to fund programs that develop the full potential of women and children.
For more information about the Women’s Fund, or for more information on giving to Women’s Fund of Portage County go to the Woman’s Fund website, http://www.womensfundpc.org.