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. Each year the membership votes to determine the current area of focus.

The Area of Focus for 2020 Grants will be determined in April 2019.


Grant Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization with an active, functioning board of directors.
  • Recipients of services must be Smith County residents and services must be provided in Smith County without discrimination.
  • Organization's yearly operating budget is $120,000 or more.
  • Grant request is for $30,000 to $100,000.
  • Organization in not receiving funding from the Women's Fund of Smith County in 2019.
  • Project Proposal must significantly impact the lives of WOMEN and/or CHILDREN.
  • 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 22, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the Genecov Room at the Chamber of Commerce Building, 305 N. Broadway Ave. For more information please call the WFSC office (903-504-6771) or email info@womensfundsc.org.

View the 2018 presentation below.

2018 Grant Training Seminar Presentation