Women & Girls Fund Accepting Grant Applications

The Women & Girls Fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation invites nonprofits to apply for grants. Programs eligible for grants include those that serve women and girls in the development of economic self-sufficiency by means of education, financial literacy and social services. Applicants may request up to $5,000 for programs and capital needs.

The application deadline is March 1, 2019. Grant applications can be completed and submitted online at www.northwestcf.org/womenandgirls.

The Women & Girls Fund was established as a giving circle in 1999 by a small group of women who shared a concern for the real-life needs of local women and girls. The Fund has awarded more than $50,000 to organizations that work to help women and girls develop skills, attain economic security, and improve their quality of life.

In recent years, the Women & Girls Fund has awarded grants to support summer internship programs, career-development seminars, and provided laptop computers for educational and employment research.

The fund has also supported child-care scholarships and transportation assistance for working mothers, programs that enhance economic opportunities and promote self-sufficiency for women leaving abusive relationships, and leadership-assertiveness workshops for high school girls.

Contact your Community Foundation staff at: (860) 626-1245 to discuss your charitable giving options and goals.