Fund for Women of the Southern Tier Grants

The Fund for Women of the Southern Tier is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose endowment and grantmaking are managed by the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. The general grantmaking focus is to help girls and women achieve economic self-sufficiency and realize life goals through funds and programs in the areas of education, health, wellness, career, and life skills.

The targeted focus for the 2017 grantmaking year of the Fund for Women of the Southern Tier will be for programs/projects that support the education and/or health of girls and women. Grants will be made annually on a competitive basis.

To learn more about the Fund for Women of the Southern Tier, you can visit their website.


When should I apply?

The Fund for Women of the Southern Tier accepts application from individuals and registered 501c3 organizations once per year.

Deadline

Non-profitsMarch 1, 2017. Grant awards will be announced in late May.

Individual: March 1, 2017. Grant awards will be announced in late May. 
 

Who may apply?

Non-profitsApplicants must be registered 501(c)(3) organizations located in and serving the citizens of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and/or Yates counties. The fund will make grant awards within the same geographic areas as the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties of New York.

Individuals: Applicants must live and/or work in the greater Southern Tier region. The fund will make grant awards within the same geographic area as the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc., Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties of New York.

What Activities are eligible for funding?

Non-Profits: The targeted focus of the 2017 grantmaking year of the Fund for Women of the Southern Tier is on programs/projects that support the education and/or health of women and girls.  Grants are made annually and on a competitive basis.  Review the Fund for Women of the Southern Tier Rubric and Rating sheet to see the criteria with which your application is reviewed. 

Proposals from faith-based organizations will be considered if: (1) service benefits all, regardless of religion; (2) service provided is not religious in nature; and (3) there is no proselytizing associated with the service.

All programs that receive grant awards will be subject to a grant evaluation within one year of the grant date.  

Individuals:  The Fund for Women awards grants of up to $500 to women and girls for educational expenses in 2016.

how should i apply?

NONPROFITS
The Fund for Women of the Southern Tier accepts grant applications from nonprofits through an online application system, Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager. 

Follow this link to begin your online application. 

 


Tutorials and instructions to help you use the online application system.

INDIVIDUALS
The Fund for Women of the Southern Tier accepts grant applications from individuals once per year. Individual applications are to be submitted through the online grant management system.

Click on the link below to begin your application. Please read the directions thoroughly and include all necessary documentation. The first step will be to create a new account. You only need to do this once.

Once you have created a new account, you will select Fund for Women - Individual Grants.  
In addition to answering a few basic questions, you will need to upload a 1-2 page essay. The essay should include:

  • An overview of your educational plans.
  • Detail the specifics of how you plan to use the grant money toward educational expenses.
  • An estimated budget of your expense items.

You will also need to upload a copy of your or your parents/guardians most recent tax return and two letters of recommendation. 

 

Questions? Contact the Director, Grants & Communications at (607) 739-3900, or by e-mai


FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE Fund for Women of the southern tier 

To support or donate to the fund visit the Fund for Women

Questions? Contact the Director, Grants & Communications at (607) 739-3900, or by e-mail.

Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes

Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc.

helps realize potential in our community by matching the generosity of our donors with the community’s greatest needs. Our grants and scholarships support the people of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties in the Southern Tier of New York State.

 

Current Grantees

Reporting Requirements and Final Evaluation Form

Deadlines

Keuka Area Fund 
Deadline: 08/21/2017

Schuyler County Fund
Application Deadline: 09/20/2017

Community Grant Program
LOI Deadline: 09/01/2017
Application Deadline: 09/15/2017

Rose's Youth Philanthropists (RYP)
Deadline: 04/16/2017

Fund for Women of the Southern Tier
Deadline: 03/01/2017
 

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