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 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
  • Organization is not receiving and/or utilizing grant funding from the Women's Fund of Smith County in 2020.
  • Project Proposal is focused on Arts & Culture, Education, Health & Wellness, or Human Services to significantly impact the lives of WOMEN and/or CHILDREN
  • Recipients of services must be Smith County residents
  • Services must be provided in Smith County, without discrimination, and take place in 2021
  • Project Proposal is for a new program or expansion of an existing program
  • Organization has the ability to sustain the project

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 expense for current projects
  • Religious/sectarian causes for strictly religious or sectarian purposes
  • Political or lobbying activities

Grant Training Seminar

The Grant Training Seminar will be  held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.in the Genecov Room at the Chamber of Commerce Building, 305 N. Broadway Ave.

View the 2019 presentation below.

2019 Grant Training Seminar Presentation