Preference will be given to projects that reflect 2018 National Women’s Month theme, ‘NEVERTHELESS 
SHE PERSISTED’

    The Northwest Minnesota Women’s Fund is seeking proposals for up to $1,500 that will support programs in celebration of Women’s History Month.  

    Preference will be given to projects that reflect the 2018 National Women’s History Month theme: “NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”

    Programs must take place within the timeframe of the month-long celebration in March 2018.

    The Women’s Fund will consider grant applications from school districts, universities and colleges, nonprofit organizations, historical societies, and community service groups.  

    Counties served by the Women’s Fund are Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau.

    Funds may be used for speakers, educational materials, and program delivery expenses for seminars, conferences and workshops that are being held in the 12-county service area.

    Funds are not available for scholarships (higher education).  The number of awards and dollar amounts will be determined by how many qualified applications are received.

    To qualify for consideration, events must be open to the public, non-discriminatory, and appeal to all women, regardless of age, race, and educational attainment. The available funds may be divided among qualified applicants.  

    Requirements include clear goals and action steps for completing the project:

    • Description of working relationship(s) with other partner(s) and/or funding sources

    • Potential success of the program

    • Evidence of an evaluation plan

    The committee requests that an example of promotional material be submitted before the event if awarded grant dollars. The NMWF committee will provide their promotional material at the event.

    The deadline for submission of proposals is December 4, 2017. Funds will be awarded by January 1, 2018.

    Contact Chris at 218-759-2057 or 800-659-7859 for information, or email chrisb@nwmf.org. Applications are available at www.nwmf.org under latest news.

    The Northwest Minnesota Women’s Fund develops resources and serves as a catalyst for improving the quality of life for women and girls.  They envision a region where women and girls reach their full potential and work toward that end through grants, scholarships, education, and recognition programs. It is a component fund of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation.