The philanthropic landscape has shifted, as the impact of the pandemic continues to affect the nonprofit community and donors alike.
Never has our mission of TOGETHER IS BETTER meant more…
We recognize our nonprofit partners have unique needs during this challenging time, and we are responding with relevancy and compassion through modifications to our grant-making program for 2021 funding. We take seriously our responsibility to be aware of best practices and changing trends in philanthropy.
As a reminder - for 2021 funding - grant applications were accepted ONLY from our existing nonprofit agency partners – 29 different organizations - to whom previous WFSC grants have been awarded and with whom we have strong, valuable relationships.
With a trust-based approach, the Grants Committee has carefully and thoughtfully reviewed and listened to many passionate and well-prepared grant proposals for 2021 funding. The need is great, and the requests are strong. Applications were received for project requests, as well as for core/general operating support.
After many hours of respectful dialogue and consideration, the Grants Committee has identified the requests they feel most align with the mission and values of the Women’s Fund of Smith County.
More Need = More Requests = More Proposals for our Membership to Consider
Descriptions of grant proposal finalists are presented below. Please take the time to read each of the specific requests, evaluating impact and how lives will be transformed.
All members of the Women’s Fund are welcome to review the complete set of finalist applications at the WFSC office located at 909 ESE Loop 323, Suite 215 during the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, until Friday, November 13.
Each member of our Giving Circle has a voice through her vote for our annual grant awards. This privilege brings our mission to life. Your voice & your vote matter!