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Open Meadows Foundation Grant

Grants to USA, Canada, and International
Nonprofits for Women's and Girls' Equity

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Open Meadows Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/15/17 12:00 Midnight EST

Description:

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Grants of up to $2,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofits for projects that promote gender, racial, and economic justice. Funding is intended for projects with limited financial access and that are led by and benefit women and girls. Priority is given to organizations serving vulnerable communities. Projects should reflect the diversity of the community and promote building community power. The Foundation seeks projects focused on activism, political change, and empowerment.

Small and start-up organizations are given priority.

In addition to the general fund, Open Meadows has three special funds, which follow the guidelines of Open Meadows, but also are targeted to specific groups and/or for specific activities. Each fund is described below.

Jeanne Meurer Indigenous Women's Fund grants projects related to issues concerning indigenous women. The definition of indigenous is: "Being a member of the original inhabitants of a particular place."

The Ellen Dougherty Activist Fund for Young Women grants to young women 19 and under who propose to develop and lead projects that are focused on activism and social change.

The Edie Windsor Fund for Old Lesbians supports projects developed by lesbians age 60 and older concerning lesbian rights and activism.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172504

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,000.

Eligibility:

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- USA organizations must have tax exempt status or a fiscal sponsor that is tax exempt under 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). For international proposals, a copy of the organization's registration is required.
- Only Organizations with a total income less than $75,000 are eligible.
- Open Meadows only accepts one proposal from an organization at a cycle. If the request is for more than one project, neither project will be considered.

Not Funded:

1) Organizations with a total income greater than or equal to $75,000
2) Scholarships/internships/fellowships
3) Endowments, loans, capital campaigns
4) Religious and/or faith-based institutions or programs that include religious activities
5) Events that will have happened before the letter deadline of the cycle (see Calendar)
6) General operating expenses (proposals must be project-specific)
7) Film and video projects will be considered only after the film/video is complete.
8) Research
9) Individuals
10) Public or private educational institutions
11) Local, state, and national governmental agencies
12) For-profit businesses

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals will be reviewed in two cycles.
For the Spring Cycle, only proposals received between 12:00 midnight EST January 1 to 12:00 midnight EST February 15 will be reviewed.
For the Fall Cycle, only proposals received between 12:00 midnight July 1 to 12:00 midnight August 15 will be reviewed.

Please note that it takes up to three months to review proposals after the deadline. Only send projects that begin after May or November of that year.

Application guidelines: https://sites.google.com/site/openmeadowsfoundation/Appllication

Calendar/Process: https://sites.google.com/site/openmeadowsfoundation/calendar-process

Not funded: https://sites.google.com/site/openmeadowsfoundation/what-we-do-not-fund

Special funds: https://sites.google.com/site/openmeadowsfoundation/special-funds

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Create a single pdf with all required accompanying materials and email your proposal to openmeadowsfdn@gmail.com

Open Meadows Foundation
PO Box 150584
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon

Israel

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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