Community Impact Grants

We’re committed to creating a legacy of economic opportunity from one generation to the next for women and their children.

Grant Funding Details

The Women’s Fund will make grant awards of up to $50,000 for one year that impact Greater Birmingham’s five-county metropolitan area: Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker.

An applying organization must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or a public educational institution or governmental entity with broad impact for charitable purposes. We cannot make grants to individuals.

Complete eligibility requirements are included in the Request for Proposals (RFP) released in May 2020.

2021 Grant Cycle

For our 2021 grant cycle (funding to be awarded in December 2020), The Women’s Fund will consider proposals for programs and public policy advocacy that promote women’s economic opportunity.

We will invest in the following:

  • Programs that use a two-generation approach to create opportunities for entire families by integrating services for women and their children.
  • Public policy initiatives that focus on state or local systems-level change, including regulatory change, to address at least one core-component of a two-generation approach.


For questions regarding the Request for Proposals or our process, please contact:

Jacob Smith
Grants & Research Director
(205) 326-4454

Grant Cycle Timeline

  1. May 22, 2020

    Request for Proposals Posted

  2. June 19, 2020

    Application Deadline

  3. August 31, 2020

    Site visits are August 31; September 1, 2, 9, and 10.

  4. October 30, 2020

    Grant Award Notification

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