2022 Grant Program

While we altered the process for grants awarded in 2021, we are returning to our previous grant requirements and previous grant application.

The 2022 Grant Process will begin on May 19, 2021 with the Grant Training Seminar for Nonprofits, 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in the Genecov Room, Chamber Building or through Zoom. Attendance is suggested, but not mandatory.

Grant Applications will be available online beginning Monday, June 7, 2021 and must be completed by Monday, July 12, 2021.

Our Purpose

To provide large impact grants to support nonprofit agencies benefiting women and children in the Tyler/Smith County area.

Areas of Focus for Funding

The Women’s Fund of Smith County provides grant support for arts & culture, education, health & wellness and human services for women and/or children.

Grant Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant has not received grant funding from Women's Fund in 2021
  • Applicant is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization with an active, functioning board of directors
  • Organization's yearly operating budget is $120,000 or more
  • Grant request is for $30,000 to $100,000
  • Project Proposal is focused on Arts & Culture, Education, Health & Wellness, or Human Services to significantly impact the lives of WOMEN and/or CHILDREN
  • Proposal is a new program or expansion of a current program
  • Recipients of services must be Smith County residents
  • Services must be provided in Smith County, without discrimination, and take place in 2022
  • Organization has the ability to sustain its mission

Funding will not be considered for the following:

  • Grants to individuals
  • Budget deficits/debt retirement or restructuring
  • Capital Campaigns (Capital Asset requests are allowed)
  • General operating funds for existing programs
  • Religious/sectarian causes for strictly religious or sectarian purposes
  • Political or lobbying activities

Our next Grant Cycle will begin in May 2021.