Grant Applications

The Women’s Fund is pleased to announce our 2018 grants cycle. Applications will be accepted from organizations that address key issues affecting women and girls in Central New York. For this cycle, preference will be given to applications that request funding for planning, operating expenses, and/or organizational capacity building.  Funds should be used to supplement and not replace resources that already support the organization.

Click here to download the 2018 Women's Fund grantmaking FAQs


Applications will be accepted from any not-for-profit organization determined as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code (IRS) that provides services in Onondaga, Cayuga, Madison and/or Oswego counties. If the IRS does not recognize your organization as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, you must submit written approval from the 501(c)(3) sponsor that has agreed to act as your fiscal agent for the grant. 


Grant applications are accepted for requests up to $10,000. To be considered for a grant, applications must be submitted on or before the application deadline.

Next Deadline: Applications must be submitted by June 15, 2018.

Application Instructions

Organizations applying for an upcoming Women's Fund grant will be asked to utilize our new online grant application system to submit their applications. This feature is required for those applying for our June 2018 deadline.

 Click here for additional information about how to register for the online portal and access the Women's Fund application.

More Information

Questions about the Fund and its application process may be directed to Jan Lane by phone (315-422-9538 ext. 5546) or email (


The Women's Fund of Central New York is a component fund of the Central New York Community Foundation.

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