The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham is committed to improving the status of women and girls by serving as a catalyst for positive social change. Our current grantmaking focus area is women’s economic security.
HOW TO APPLY FOR GRANT FUNDING
The 2013 grant application is due July 19, 2013.
Register for the Grant Information Session on May 30, 2013.
Across Greater Birmingham, over one third of female-headed households live in poverty. The solution for moving women into greater economic security involves more than any single organization can provide. It means addressing education and skills training needs, as well as access to affordable childcare and mentors. It means bringing agencies that work with women and children together for a lasting solution.
Learn more about the Collaboration Institute here.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where does TWF get its funds?
The Women’s Fund receives funds from individuals, families, and bequests. Operational funds are raised from other foundations, corporations, and proceeds from special events. These gifts and bequests make up the permanent endowment of the Fund, the income from which is used to make grants. A contribution to the Fund is a gift that gives in perpetuity. Only the income from the Fund is disbursed, while the principal remains untouched.
How do I find out about The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham’s grant-making cycles?
The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham publishes Requests for Proposals inviting 501(c)(3) organizations interested and eligible to submit proposals for funding. All open invitations are posted on this website. We will also announce open invitations by email, so please sign up for our email updates.
Who is eligible to apply?
TWF makes grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving women and girls in Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, St. Clair, and Blount counties. Eligibility requirements are included in all open Requests for Proposals.
Does TWF award grants to individuals?
No. The Women’s Fund awards grants only to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. We serve organizations in the five-county area, including Jefferson, Shelby, Blount, St. Clair, and Walker counties.
How can I get technical assistance in seeking grants from TWF?
You may contact Program Director Catherine Roden-Jones or call (205) 326-4454 with questions about the application process.
How do I apply?
The Request for Proposals contains all pertinent information for completing the application process.
Who decides which organizations receive funding from TWF?
The TWF Grants & Allocations Committee reviews applications and performs site visits to organizations that apply for funds. Committee members make recommendations for programs to fund, and those recommendations are approved by the TWF Board.
RECENT GRANT AWARDS
2011: Women’s Economic Security
The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham awarded $80,000 in grants to area non-profits: Aid to Inmate Mothers, Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama, Impact Alabama, Pathways, Girls Inc., Leading Edge Institute, and the Central Alabama Women’s Business Center.