2023 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 2023 Grant Process will begin with the Grant Training Seminar for Nonprofits on Wednesday, May 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Genecov Room, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce Building, 315 N. Broadway Ave.

Grant Applications will be available online beginning Monday, June 6, 2022 and must be completed by Monday, July 11, 2022.

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 not receiving and/or utilizing grant funding from Women's Fund in 2022
  • 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. This may include the resumption or expansion of an existing program that was halted or curtailed as a result of Covid 19
  • Recipients of services must be Smith County residents
  • Services must be provided in Smith County, without discrimination, and take place in 2023
  • 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 funds for existing programs
  • Religious/sectarian causes for strictly religious or sectarian purposes
  • Political or lobbying activities

2022 Grant Cycle for 2023 Grants is open June 6 - July 11


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