Grant Applications

In April 2020, we will announce our current grant guidelines. Applications will be accepted from organizations whose primary focus is to address key issues affecting women and girls in Central New York.

What would your organization do with an extra $5,000 to empower local women and girls?

Every nonprofit has needs that go unfulfilled, year after year. Many nonprofits also have the capacity, but lack funding, to implement innovative solutions for the populations they serve. Maybe you have an idea for a new project or program enhancement that your organization would make if only the funds were available. If your organization has a bright idea for women and girls, this grant might be for you!


Applications will be accepted from any nonprofit charitable 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 you have a project that operates under a nonprofit fiscal sponsor, the nonprofit sponsor should submit the grant application. Each organization is eligible to submit only ONE application. Preference will be given to organizations with annual operating budgets of $5M or less.


To be considered for a grant, applications must be submitted on or before the application deadline, June 15.

Please check back in spring 2020 for more information.

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Please check back in April 2020 for future opportunities.

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Questions about the Fund and its application process may be directed by phone to 315-422-9538 or email to


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

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